29 August 2022
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Europe/Berlin timezone

The BONN neutron star workshops aim to bring together observers and theoreticians to exchange and discuss new ideas related to neutron star research in a one-day workshop.


In the style of previous meetings, the workshop will start at 9:00 with a 'news' session summarising highlights from pulsar, FRB and SNe research. There will be additional topical sessions related to the local environments of neutron stars. Each talk will last 12 minutes (+ 3 minutes for the Q&A session).  At the end of the day there will be a wrap-up session, in which the day's topics will be discussed. Lunches and coffee breaks are sponsored by the MPIfR. The conference dinner (optional, at ~18:30) is at your own expense.


Neutron stars and their local environments

  • Electron capture supernovae (SNe) and their possible outcomes;
  • The progenitors of ultra-light/ultra-massive neutron stars (NS);
  • Advances in SN simulations and predictions (e.g. masses, kicks, spins, alignments etc.).
  • NS in binary systems (e.g. x-ray binaries, black hole (BH) +NS systems, spider systems, double NS systems, ...) and their formation scenarios;
  • Pulsar winds and magnetospheres;
  • Neutron stars in globular clusters;
  • Fast radio burst (FRB) localizations and constraints on their progenitors (e.g. SNe, magnetars, pulsars);
  • Propagation effects in FRB and pulsar signals (e.g. dispersion measure, rotation measure, scattering, scintillation, ...);
  • Neutron stars and FRBs as sources of GWs.



  • Marilyn Cruces (MPIfR)
  • Michael Kramer (MPIfR)
  • Norbert Langer (AIFA)
  • Robert Main (MPIfR)
  • Nataliya Porayko (MPIfR)
  • Thomas Tauris (Aalborg/MPIfR)
  • Charles Walker (MPIfR)


  • Marilyn Cruces (MPIfR)
  • Surya Bethapudi (MPIfR)
  • Andrea Ercolino (AIfA/Universität Bonn)
  • Kathrin Grunthal (MPIfR/Universität Bonn)
  • Nataliya Porayko (MPIfR)
  • Charles Walker (MPIfR)

Contact: mscruces(at)mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; cwalker(at)mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; aercolino(at)astro.uni-bonn.de


From Bonn/Cologne Airport

  • Take airport bus to Bonn Central Station (Hbf). Buses leave every ~30min, cost 8.70 EUR.
     - For more detailed information on the bus' schedule, take a look at the timetable available here.
  • Take a taxi (~50-70 EUR)

From Bonn central station (3 km): (busses leave every 10 min.)

  • Bus 610 (direction: Duisdorf Bahnhof), get off at "Immenburg Park"
  • Bus 611 (direction: Lessenich Sportplatz), get off at "Immenburg Park"
    -  A detailed view of the platform location of the busses is available here.
    -  The bus ride from the Central Station to AIfA/MPIfR costs 3.00 EUR (2.70 if payed via the SWB/VRS app).
    -  Since June, a one-time fee, 9.00 EUR ticket allowing travel across all public transport networks (excluding high-speed trains) may be purchased. This ticket has a validity of one month, and may be bought/used between June 1st and August 31st. For all the details, which may change at any time, please visit the following website. This ticket alone is not valid for the Airport shuttle, for which you will need to add to your existing 9.00 EUR ticket a 3.40 EUR surchage (Zusglag).
  • Taxi (~10-15 EUR)

If you come by car

  • There is parking space available at the MPIfR. For further questions please contact (cwalker(at)mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; aercolino(at)astro.uni-bonn.de).


The MPIfR has a family room (equipped with toys, a changing table, a sofa and a desk) that can be made available to the participants and their families during the meeting. The talks can also be broadcasted to the room, if needed.  We are also able to provide support for childcare. If you require this service, please e-mail (mscruces(at)mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; cwalker(at)mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; aercolino(at)astro.uni-bonn.de) as soon as you register.


BONN NS workshops adhere to the code of conduct of the Max Planck Society. 
Participants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the MPG policies outlined here

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Links to previous meetings: here, here, here, and here

Starts 29 Aug 2022 10:00
Ends 29 Aug 2022 21:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121, Bonn