Two years of work in the J0737-3039 laboratory

A Possenti, M Burgay, N D'Amico, A Lyne, M Kramer, M McLaughlin, D Lorimer, D Manchester, F Camilo, J Sarkissian, P Freire, BC Joshi, IH Stairs, R Ferdman

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We report on the results achieved in the first two years of observations of the double-pulsar system J0737-3039A/B. Its orbital parameters and close distance allow to perform unprecedented tests of the theories of Gravity and of the physics of highly condensed matter. The discovery of this system enhances of about an order of magnitude the estimate of the merger rate of double neutron stars systems, opening new possibilities for the current generation of gravitational wave detectors. The high orbital inclination offers the opportunity of using the radio beams from one of the two sources as a probe for studying the magnetosphere of the other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrophysical sources of high-energy particles and radiation: Proceedings, Torun, Poland, 20-24 June 2005
EditorsTomasz Bulik, Bronislaw Rudak, Grzegorz Madejski
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventConference on Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation - Torun, Poland
Duration: 20 Jun 200524 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


ConferenceConference on Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation

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