Pulsar observations with European telescopes for testing gravity and detecting gravitational waves

@article{Perrodin2016PulsarOW,
  title={Pulsar observations with European telescopes for testing gravity and detecting gravitational waves},
  author={Delphine Laure Gaelle Perrodin and C. G. Bassa and Gemma H. Janssen and Ramesh Karuppusamy and Michael Kramer and Kyong Joon Lee and K. Liu and J. W. McKee and Mark B. Purver and Sotiris Sanidas and Roy J.M. Smits and Ben W. Stappers and W. W. Zhu and Raimondo Concu and Andrea Melis and Marta Burgay and Silvia Casu and A. Corongiu and E. Egron and Noemi Iacolina and Alberto Pellizzoni and Maura Pilia and Alessio Trois},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
A background of nanohertz gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binaries could soon be detected by pulsar timing arrays, which measure the times-of-arrival of radio pulses from millisecond pulsars with very high precision. The European Pulsar Timing Array uses five large European radio telescopes to monitor high-precision millisecond pulsars, imposing in this way strong constraints on a gravitational wave background. To achieve the necessary precision needed to detect gravitational… Expand
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