Experimental constraints on strong-field relativistic gravity

  title={Experimental constraints on strong-field relativistic gravity},
  author={Joseph H. Taylor and A. Wolszzan and Thibault Damour and Joel M. Weisberg},
Experiments in our Solar System can test relativistic gravity only in the weak-field limit, but systems containing pulsars necessarily involve the effects of strong-field gravity. Timing observations of three binary pulsars yield tight constraints on the nature of gravity in the strong-field regime, allowing the measurement of velocity-dependent and nonlinear phenomena separately from the effects of gravitational radiation. General relativity passes these new experimental tests with complete… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 22 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS