This working group addresses fundamental physics through the study of pulsars and gravitational waves.

Pulsars Working Group Introduction

The SKA Science Working Group on Fundamental Physics with Pulsars aims to ensure that the SKA will address some of the major unsolved problems of modern physics by tackling fundamental questions in ways that cannot be matched by any other experiment:

  • Is General Relativity the ultimate theory of gravitation and, if not, what theory will replace it?
  • What is the equation of state of matter beyond nuclear densities?
  • How do super-massive black hole binary systems merge?
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Working Group Membership

Members of the the Pulsars Science Working group can be found here.

We actively encourage interested researchers to participate in the working group.

Please contact the co-chairs if you are interested in joining the group, with a brief description of your area of research.

The current co-chairs are:

Guidelines on who can join the group can be found here.

The SKAO Project Scientist liaison is Anna Bonaldi (contact details here).

Pulsar Working Group Documentation

Download the Pulsars banner here

The Pulsars chapters from "Advancing Astrophysics with the SKA" (2015) can be found here

Previous Chairs

  • Natalia Lewandowska (2021-2023)
  • Gemma Janssen (2018-2021)
  • Willem van Straten (2017-2021)
  • Ingrid Stairs (2016-2018)
  • Andrea Possenti (2015-2017)
  • Ben Stappers (2013-2016)
  • Michael Kramer (2013-2015)
Last modified on 05 February 2024