High-Resolution Pulsar and Transient Survey of the LMC
Scientific Motivation and Goals
The high-resolution survey of the LMC for pulsars is motivated by several science goals. These goals include:
Exploring the star formation and environmental differences between the
LMC and the Milky Way.
Determining the effect of low metallicity on stellar winds from
non-degenerate pulsar companions.
Obtaining a complete sample of binary radio pulsar systems in the
Discovering new members of different neutron star populations in the LMC.
Probing the high end of the pulsar luminosity function.
Survey Status and Results
Percentage of total survey observed (20170315): 520/1768 beams (29.4%)
Number of new pulsars confirmed (20170315): 8
Pointings on Tape and Processing Status
Beam Positions List
New Pulsars and Candidates Found
Timing Schedule for New Pulsars (as of June 2013)
Fronefield Crawford (F&M)
Josh Ridley (Murray State)
Duncan Lorimer (WVU)
Maura McLaughlin (WVU)
Faisal Alam (F&M '19)
Jack Madden (F&M '14)
Kristina Rolph (F&M '15)
Demi St. John (Murray State)
Publications and Presentations
Search for Highly Dispersed Fast Radio Bursts in Three Parkes Multibeam Surveys"
by F. Crawford et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460, 3370 (2016)
Large Magellanic Cloud Pulsars", by D. St. John & J. Ridley,
American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2015, 60, B14.00009
New Radio Pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud", by J. Ridley et
al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 433, 138
Radio Pulsars in the Large Magellanic Cloud", by J. Ridley et al.,
American Astronomical Society Meeting, 222, #218.02 (2013)
Survey for Millisecond Pulsars and Fast Transients in the Large
Magellanic Cloud", by F. Crawford et al., American Astronomical
Society Meeting, 221, #412.04 (2013)
Below: Image from Manchester et al. (2006) showing
the full survey coverage of the LMC (small red circles).
The greyscale is the neutral hydrogen distribution in the LMC from
Kim et al. (2003).