[Radio] In pursuit of gravitational waves at the CSIRO

neutron star gravity wavesAfter eleven years examining pulsars for evidence of the elusive gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity, a team of scientists at CSIRO have failed to find anything conclusive.

The existence of gravitational waves is relativity’s largest unresolved prediction.

Using the Parkes telescope in Australia, a team of astronomers led by Dr. Ryan Shannon searched for the miniscule time delays between pulsar signals that would indicate ripples in spacetime caused by gravitational waves.

I spoke to him about the research and what it means on 2SER’s the Daily. It’s located here !


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