Neutron Stars and Fundamental Physics


(2011). Neutron Stars and Fundamental Physics. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11070048


Neutron Stars and Fundamental Physics. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 19, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11070048


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            title = {Neutron Stars and Fundamental Physics},
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            year = {2011},
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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.