Experimental Tests of General Relativity

  title={Experimental Tests of General Relativity},
  author={Slava G. Turyshev},
  journal={Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
  • S. Turyshev
  • Published 11 January 2008
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Einstein's general theory of relativity is the standard theory of gravity, especially where the needs of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics are concerned. As such, this theory is used for many practical purposes involving spacecraft navigation, geodesy, and time transfer. Here I review the foundations of general relativity, discuss recent progress in the tests of relativistic gravity in the Solar System, and present motivations for the new generation of high-accuracy… 

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