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A GOLDEN DECADE OF GAMMA-RAY PULSAR ASTRONOMY

  • Hui, Chung-Yue
  • Received : 2018.09.19
  • Accepted : 2018.11.14
  • Published : 2018.12.31

Abstract

To celebrate the tenth anniversary since the launch of Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, we take a retrospect to a series of breakthroughs Fermi has contributed to pulsar astronomy in the last decade. Apart from significantly enlarging the population of ${\gamma}$-ray pulsars, observations with the Large Area Telescope onboard Fermi also show the population is not homogeneous. Instead, many classes and sub-classes have been revealed. In this paper, we will review the properties of different types of ${\gamma}$-ray pulsars, including radio-quiet ${\gamma}$-ray pulsars, millisecond pulsars, ${\gamma}$-ray binaries. Also, we will discuss the prospects of pulsar astronomy in the high energy regime.

Keywords

gamma-rays: stars;pulsars: general

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea