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Understanding the clock: physics with pulsars

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  • UserAris Karastergiou (Oxford)
  • ClockWednesday 28 September 2016, 14:30-15:30
  • HousePhysics West 117.

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The canonical picture of pulsars as well behaved clocks is being challenged by recent observations, that reveal time variability of the radio emission and the rotational properties of a number of sources. The data point towards intrinsic, magnetospheric, and propagation related effects. I will review the technique of pulsar timing, which is providing stringent GR tests and promise of nHZ GW detections in the future, show the ways in which pulsars are “misbehaving”, and discuss the physics we can address while trying to “correct” the clocks.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Seminars series.

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