Prague Synergy 2013: Abstract

Andrej ČadežCesare Barbieri, Giampiero Naletto, Luca Zampieri, Massimo Calvani (tentative list)30 min

Interaction of a pulsar with the surrounding nebula: the case of Crab

The extreme precision of Crab optical timing shed a new light on the stability of pulsar’s braking mechanism. It asks for a revised interpretation of the interaction of the pulsar with the surrounding nebula. A heuristic model describing Crab's radio phase from 1988 until now will be presented and possible interpretations of this model regarding pulsar --- nebula interaction will be discussed.