[1211.2457] Probing gravitation with pulsars

Authors: Michael Kramer (MPI fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany / Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, UK)

Date: 11 Nov 2012

Abstract: Radio pulsars are fascinating and extremely useful objects. Despite our on-going difficulties in understanding the details of their emission physics, they can be used as precise cosmic clocks in a wide-range of experiments -- in particular for probing gravitational physics. While the reader should consult the contributions to these proceedings to learn more about this exciting field of discovering, exploiting and understanding pulsars, we will concentrate here on on the usage of pulsars as gravity labs.

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Nov 13, 2012

1211.2457 (/preprints)
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