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Testing general relativity for extreme densities and gravitational fields

ECT* Colloquium
Paulo Freire (MPI für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany)
02 Oct 2013 - 16:00
ECT* Conference room

In this talk, I discuss some of the characteristics of neutron stars and of radio pulsars. I then discuss how binary pulsars can be used to probe the properties of matter at densities well above that of the atomic nucleus, and how these wonderful laboratories can be used to precisely test general relativity for some of the most extreme gravitational fields observable in the Universe.