Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

New results from testing relativistic gravity with radio pulsars

Jul 5, 2021, 10:05 AM
Plenary talk Monday Plenary Session


Prof. Michael Kramer (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie)


We experience a golden era in testing and exploring relativistic gravity. Whether it is results from gravitational wave detectors, satellite or lab experiments, radio astronomy plays an important complementary role. Here one can mention the cosmic microwave background, black hole imaging and, obviously, binary pulsars. This talk will concentrate on the latter and new results from studies of strongly self-gravitating bodies with unrivalled precision. I compare the results to other methods, discuss implications for other areas of relativistic astrophysics and will give an outlook of what we can expect from new instruments in the near future.

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Prof. Michael Kramer (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie)

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