12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Strong Gravitational Effects on Pulsar Signals Emanating from Close Compact Binary Systems

14 Jul 2011, 09:15


Oral Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics APSS


Mr Bevan Tucker (University of the Witwatersrand)


The advent of the MeerKAT and SKA radio telescope projects will allow for vastly improved precision in the measurement of pulsar radio frequency emissions. Thus, the propagation of a pulsar’s conical radio beam through the strong gravitational field region in the vicinity of a compact object, i.e. black-hole or another neutron star, will probe the metric of spacetime in the high-field regime. This talk outlines the theoretical and associated numerical predictions of General Relativistic effects, such as the Lense-Thirring effect, on such a pulsar signal.

Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? MSc
Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? Yes
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? Yes

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Mr Bevan Tucker (University of the Witwatersrand)

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