Nov 5 – 7, 2012
Montpellier, CNRS-DR13 campus
Europe/Paris timezone
Following the previous workshops organized every year since 2009, this SNR-PWN workshop will bring together different communities interested in the physics of pulsars and their wind nebulae, and supernova remnants, from an observational and theoretical points of view. It is supported by the PNHE.

Observatoires HE

Programme National

Hautes Energies


Scientific Summary
Over the last decade an enormous amount of new information about pulsars, their wind nebulae (PWNe), and supernova remnants (SNRs), has been accumulated by the satellites like XMM-Newton, Chandra, Suzaku, RXTE, INTEGRAL, FERMI, and the ground-based laboratories, in particular the different radio-telescopes, and the HESS, MAGIC and VERITAS experiments in the very-high energy gamma-ray domain. Various new phenomenae related to particle acceleration mechanisms at work in these sources have been observed. A thorough understanding of all these phenomenae requires to bring together leading and promising young researchers from these fields.

Meeting Program

The workshop is mainly aimed to gather the PWN and SNR communities to exchange with each other and to discuss internal advances issues. Researchers in the neighboring field of neutron stars and equation of state are also very welcome to participate. The program will contain parallel specialized sessions, as well as plenary sessions with general reviews, and a round-table to help the discussion among the communities. All sessions will be held in Montpellier at CNRS DR13, in two conference rooms, the main amphitheater and the so-called salle des colloques. Sessions will be mainly designed for focusing on the following topics:

Pulsars & Pulsar wind nebulae, Supernovae and their remnants, Observation at different wavelengths, Particle acceleration and emission processes.

Organizing committee

Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (CENBG, Bordeaux), Jérôme Margueron (IPN Orsay), Micaela Oertel (LUTH, Meudon), Matthieu Renaud (LUPM, Montpellier), Gilles Theureau (USN, Observatoire de Paris), David Smith (CENBG, Bordeaux).