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Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-10T16:43:55Z
dc.date.available2009-04-10T16:43:55Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/62070
dc.description.abstractPulsars are neutron stars -- the extremely dense, strongly magnetized, rapidly spinning remnants of supernova explosions. They also appear to be nature's most precise clocks. Discovery of the first orbiting pulsar opened a new field of astrophysics in which the relativistic nature of gravity is tested through precise comparisons of "pulsar time" with atomic time here on Earth. Among other results, the experiments have demonstrated the existence of gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein's theory of gravity.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPresented by the Department of Astronomy, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, and the Student Astronomical Society, and sponsored by the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, the University Activities Center, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.en
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dc.format.mimetypeaudio/x-mpeg
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAstronomy of the 21st Century Distinguished Speaker Seriesen
dc.subjectAstronomyen
dc.subjectPulsaren
dc.subjectGravityen
dc.subjectRelativityen
dc.titleBinary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravityen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScience
dc.contributor.affiliationotherPrinceton Universityen
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/62070/1/Lecture Mar 13 2009.MP3
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/62070/3/joseph_taylor_slides-March_13.ppt
dc.owningcollnameScience Lecture Series


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