PSR J0337+1715: pulsar timing reveals all

Anne Archibald

ASTRON - Netherlands Institute for Astronomy

The system PSR J0337+1715 is unique: it is a hierarchical triple containing a millisecond pulsar and two white dwarfs. The inner orbital period is 1.6 days, and the outer is 327 days. Pulsar timing is an even more powerful tool than usual in this system, and I will discuss how we can determine almost all system parameters and even carry out a sensitive test of Einstein's Strong Equivalence Principle.

Date: Mercredi, le 15 avril 2015
Heure: 12:00
Lieu: Université McGill
  McGill Space Institute (3550 University), Conference Room
Contact: Robert Rutledge