http://www.physics.ubc.ca/~heyl/ns2005/prospectus.html Neutron Stars at the Crossroads of Fundamental Physics I. Organizers Jeremy Heyl – University of British Columbia Vicky Kaspi – McGill University Feryal Özel – University of Arizona Krishna Rajagopal – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chris Thompson – University of Toronto, CITA Marten van Kerkwijk – University of Toronto II. Location: UBC – 9-13 August 2005 III. Objectives, Activities and Target Audience A. A short overview of the subject area: Neutron stars provide a laboratory to verify our understanding of nature at the extreme. The intense magnetic fields of neutron stars exceed those produced on Earth a billion-fold, and the densities and pressures dwarf the realm of Earth-bound matter by a factor of a trillion or more. Neutron stars provide a unique opportunity to extrapolate and verify our theories of matter, energy and their interaction.