[1210.0224] PSR J1141-6545: a powerful laboratory of GR and tensor-scalar theories of gravity

Authors: J. P. W. Verbiest, N. D. R. Bhat, M. Bailes

Date: 30 Sep 2012

Abstract: Pulsars in close binary systems have provided some of the most stringent tests of strong-field gravity to date. The pulsar--white-dwarf binary system J1141-6545 is specifically interesting due to its gravitational asymmetry which makes it one of the most powerful probes of tensor-scalar theories of gravity. We give an overview of current gravitational tests provided by the J1141-6545 binary system and comment on how anomalous accelerations, geodetic precession and timing instabilities may be prevented from limiting future tests of gravity to come from this system.

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