Timing Pulsars with the Thousand Pulsar Array on MeerKAT

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

Abstract

Pulsars are rotating neutron stars with rotational periods ranging from 1ms – 15s. As the pulsar rotates, it emits beams of electromagnetic radiation along the two magnetic poles. These emissions sweep across the Earth as they rotate and are observed as pulses that has precise time interval between them. The objective of this dissertation is to learn the principles of pulsar timing and derive coherent timing solutions using the tempo2 package for the regularly observed pulsars in the MeerTime Thousand-Pulsar-Array. Also, the newly derived timing models will be compared with previously published values to investigate the long-term evolution of the pulsars.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Science
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Keith, Michael, Supervisor
Award date30 Sep 2022
Publication statusIn preparation - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Pulsar Timing
  • MeerTime
  • Thousand-Pulsar-Array (TPA)

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