Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

Searching for Nanohertz Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars

Jun 17, 2015, 2:15 PM
CCIS 1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS 1-140

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) W2-3 Gravity II (DTP) / Gravité II (DPT)


Ingrid Stairs (UBC)


Millisecond radio pulsars (MSPs) exhibit tremendous rotational stability and therefore provide a means to detect gravitational waves passing near the Earth. Three collaborations are using the world's largest radio telescopes to observe arrays of MSPs with the goal of making such a detection. This talk will review the expected gravitational-wave sources, the methodology and the future prospects of this experiment.

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