Fascinating life-stories of pulsars

Professor Avinash Deshpande

Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Pulsars are believed to be strongly magnetized, fast rotating neutron stars with over 2000 discovered in our Galaxy so far. In the long march towards the elucidation of the mysterious ways of pulsars, a few special ones have taught us more than most of the rest put together.
Apart from sharing our understanding of the origin and evolution of these cosmic light-houses, the lecture tonight will try to highlight a few illustrious members of the pulsar family, and focus on some of the key messages they bring to us.
Professor Avinash Deshpande [Desh to his friends] is from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bangalore, a highly respected research centre in India from whence a number of Indian radio astronomers have come to work in Australia.
As well as working at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Very Large Array in New Mexico (USA) in 1999-00 and he was a Distinguished Visitor to the Australia Telescope National Facility of CSIRO in 2000.
Desh’s first visit to Tasmania was in 1990-92 when he was a Post-doctoral fellow working with Professor Peter McCulloch. 
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