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Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing

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Author(s): Stairs Ingrid H.

Journal: Living Reviews in Relativity
ISSN 1433-8351

Volume: 6;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Experimental Foundations of Gravitation

ABSTRACT
Pulsars of very different types, including isolated objects and binaries (with short- and long-period orbits, and white-dwarf and neutron-star companions) provide the means to test both the predictions of general relativity and the viability of alternate theories of gravity. This article presents an overview of pulsars, then discusses the current status of and future prospects for tests of equivalence-principle violations and strong-field gravitational experiments.
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