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?
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:
- Aris Karastergiou (Oxford University, UK), email@example.com
- Bhal Chandra Joshi (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India) , firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines on who can join the group can be found here
The SKAO Project Scientist liaison is Anna Bonaldi.
Related 2015 “Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array” Chapters
- See appropriate section here
Related 2004 “Science with the Square Kilometre Array” Chapters
- “Strong field test of gravity using pulsars and black holes” Kramer et al.
- “Pulsars as tools for fundamental physics and astrophysics” Cordes et al.
- Gemma Janssen (2021- )
- Willem van Straten (2021- )
- Ingrid Stairs (2016-2018)
- Andrea Possenti (2015-2017)
- Ben Stappers (2013-2016)
- Michael Kramer (2013-2015)