Category Archives: Robert Archibald

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 33 – Robert Archibald

GuestRobert Archibald (McGill)

Robert Archibald published the first firm detection of an anti-glitch in a magnetar. An anti-glitch is a sudden decrease of the rotation period of a magnetar (a neutron star with a very large magnetic field), by opposition to the frequently-observed glitches which are sudden increase of the period (spin-up). This discevery can have important implications for the understanding of the internal structure of these extreme objects .

HostsRyan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot

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