Category Archives: pulsars

AstroMcGill Episode 73 – Vikram Ravi

Vikram discusses Fast Radio Bursts, mysterious, millisecond-long, intense bursts of radio waves that probably come from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.

Guest: Vikram Ravi (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Robert Archibald.

Duration: 16 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.

AstroMcGill Episode 69 – Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

We were visited by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars during her graduate studies in the 1960s. She talks to us about the still highly active field of pulsar astronomy and her varied career since their discovery. We also discuss her tireless advocacy for women in physics and astronomy.

Guest: Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University).

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Gabrielle Simard.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.

AstroMcGill Episode 68 – Chiara Mingarelli

Chiara talks to us about how timing the rotation of pulsars can be used to detect gravitational waves–ripples in the very fabric of the cosmos.

Guest: Chiara Mingarelli (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Chitrang Patel.

Duration: 19 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.

AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

Guest: Dick Manchester (ATNF)

We had the chance to receive Dick at McGill for a special visit. During this episode, we had a broad discussion about pulsars, these very compact objects that we still do not understand very well, but that are extremely useful to better understand some areas of physics.

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

AstroMcGill Episode 35 – Andrey Timokhin

Guest: Andrey Timokhin (NASA/GSFC). We discussed his research on pulsars and their emission mechanism.

Hosts: Robert Archibald and James Kennedy.

Duration: 18 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 32 – Ryan Lynch

GuestRyan Lynch (McGill)

Ryan studies neutron stars and in particular, pulsars. He was part a collaboration who discovered a massive pulsar in a binary system, which allows to test Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

HostsRobert Archibald and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 25 minutes


AstroMcGill Episode 27 – Maxim Lyutikov

Guest: Maxim Lyutikov (Purdue University). We discussed how and why pulsars emit radiation at radio wavelengths, and at higher energies in the gamma-ray and X-ray bands.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 19 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 24 – Joanna Rankin

Guest: Joanna Rankin (U. of Vermont). In this episode, the discussion was focused on her work on the emission mechanism of pulsars, sometimes called “cosmic lighthouses”.

Hosts: Sean GriffinRyan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 20 minutes.