Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
TRAPUM (TRAnsients and PUlsars with MeerKAT, Stappers & Kramer 2016) is a Large Survey Project of the MeerKAT telescope, a 64-dish radio interferometer and precursor to the Square Kilometer Array. The TRAPUM collaboration is conducting a MeerKAT survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a nearby dwarf galaxy, to search for rare new extragalactic radio pulsars. 7 new pulsars were discovered so far, doubling the known population of pulsars in the SMC, and increasing the total extragalactic population by 25%. 3 out of the 7 pulsars discovered are young, including one in a PWN and a Vela-like glitcher. Our discoveries have the potential to reveal valuable information on many fields of science, by effectively probing the effects of another galaxy's properties onto a neutron star population. In this talk, I present our survey, our novel observing and processing methods, and our discoveries.
3 Nov 2022
Science Possibilities Investigating Neutron Stars in the UK