Pulsar timing irregularities and the Neutron Star interior in the era of SKA: An Indian Outlook

Jaikhomba Singha, Bhal Chandra Joshi, Debades Bandyopadhyay, Himanshu Grover, Shantanu Desai, P. Arumugam, Sarmistha Banik

Submitted on 13 July 2022


There are two types of timing irregularities seen in pulsars: glitches and timing noise. Both of these phenomena can help us probe the interior of such exotic objects. This article presents a brief overview of the observational and theoretical aspects of pulsar timing irregularities and the main results from the investigations of these phenomena in India. The relevance of such Indian programs for monitoring of young pulsars with the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is presented, highlighting possible contributions of the Indian neutron star community to the upcoming SKA endeavour.


Comment: 7 figure. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy : SKA special issue

Subjects: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics; Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena