Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity

Show simple item record Taylor, Joseph 2009-04-10T16:43:55Z 2009-04-10T16:43:55Z 2009-04-10
dc.description.abstract Pulsars 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.sponsorship Presented 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.mimetype audio/x-mpeg
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Astronomy of the 21st Century Distinguished Speaker Series en
dc.subject Astronomy en
dc.subject Pulsar en
dc.subject Gravity en
dc.subject Relativity en
dc.title Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science
dc.contributor.affiliationother Princeton University en
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en
dc.description.bitstreamurl Mar 13 2009.MP3
dc.owningcollname Science Lecture Series
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