Publications by Aris Karastergiou

The Noisy Ageing of Slow Pulsars: New Thoughts on the Evolution of the Pulsar Population

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 13 (2017) 100-103

A Karastergiou, S Johnston

Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2018. Over the last decade or so, it has become clear that pulsars exhibit sudden and significant changes in their spin properties. At the same time, a better understanding of the geometry of young and older pulsars, is providing clues about the long-term evolution of the magnetic inclination angle. In this talk, we present a simple simulation of the pulsar population that takes into account current observational facts. We show how, with very few assumptions, the observed P-P diagram can be reproduced for a synthesized population. The implications are interesting and testable.

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