Pulsars and a Possible New Test of General Relativity

  • Banesh Hoffmann


The recent discovery of rapidly pulsating radio sources1 with a remarkably uniform periodicity suggests the possibility of testing a general relativistic effect involving the orbital motion of the Earth and the gravitational field of the Sun.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Banesh Hoffmann
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  1. 1.Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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