Conférence de Vicky Kaspi (Université McGill)
Millisecond radio pulsars are nature's most perfect clock, with rotational stabilities that can exceed 1 in 10^15 on long timescales. Thanks to their amazingly high precision clock-like properties, millisecond pulsars are extremely useful for studying a wide variety of astrophysical topics, ranging from the equation-of-state of ultradense matter to testing theories of relativistic gravity, such as General Relativity. Here I describe current efforts to search for millisecond pulsars using the world's largest telescopes, recent results, as well as the larger goal of using an array of millisecond pulsars on the sky to make a direct detection of gravitational waves in the nanohertz regime.
Cette conférence s'adresse à tous, y compris les professeurs, les chercheurs et les étudiants des trois cycles.
Le café est servi à partir de 11h20.