High-energy observations have strongly changed our view of isolated neutron stars, showing that these objects appear in a large variety of different classes and can exhibit substantial variability on time scales from milliseconds to years. Changes in flux and morphology have also been observed in the nebulae powered by the relativistic winds of energetic pulsars. Great advances have also been obtained in high-energy observations of non-thermal emission from supernova remnants. The study of these objects in the last few years has taken advantage of a multiwavelength approach, thanks to the combination of powerful X-ray satellites, such as XMM-Newton, Chandra, Swift and Suzaku, with facilities operating in the gamma-ray range (INTEGRAL, Agile, Fermi) and up to the highest energies covered by ground based Cherenkov telescopes (HESS, MAGIC, VERITAS). The purpose of this Science Workshop is to discuss our most recent results on the high-energy phenomena occurring in isolated neutron stars and related objects like pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants and gamma-ray binaries.
|High-energy emission from rotation powered neutron stars|
|II.||Multiwavelength properties and unification scenarios for different classes of neutron stars: Radio Pulsars, Magnetars, X-ray Dim Isolated Neutron Stars, Central Compact Objects in SNRs, etc..|
|III.||Energetic phenomena in non-accreting neutron stars and their effects on the surroundings: Jets, Pulsar Wind Nebulae and their variability, gamma-ray binaries, etc..|
Open questions and prospects for future missions/experiments