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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Neutron Stars and Fundamental Physics
Speaker(s): Vicky Kaspi
Abstract: Neutron stars are collapsed remnants of massive stars. One form of neutron star, pulsars, produce clock-like radio pulses, a result of their rotation combined with a misalignment of their rotation and magnetic axes. These pulses can be used in a variety of experiments in fundamental physics, including tests of gravity theories, constraining the properties of supranuclear density matter, and gravitational wave detection. In this talk, I will describe pulsar properties and explain how the above experiments are carried out, as well as show interesting recent results.
Date: 19/07/2011 - 9:10 am
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