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Pulsars and Physics

Blandford, R. D. (1992) Pulsars and Physics. Philosophical Transactions: Physical Sciences and Engineering, 341 (1660). pp. 177-192. ISSN 0962-8428.

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Twenty-five years of active pulsar research have yielded a quite unexpected harvest of physical effects. These range from pleasing corroborations of well-established physical principles in unfamiliar environments to direct verification of the general theory of relativity. Pulsars have the potential for advancing our understanding of high energy nuclear physics and relativistic plasma physics. They have also enlarged our horizons in atomic physics, quantum electrodynamics and solid state physics. As extremely compact sources of regularly pulsed, high brightness radio waves, they provide excellent probes of the interstellar medium and globular clusters. The large variety of connections between pulsars and physics is illustrated with examples taken from each of these areas.

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Additional Information:© 1992 The Royal Society. The President and Council of the Royal Society are to be thanked for their support of this Discussion Meeting. I acknowledge financial support from the US National Science Foundation under grant AST 89-17765 and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NAGW 2372.
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Official Citation:Pulsars and Physics R. D. Blandford Philosophical Transactions: Physical Sciences and Engineering Vol. 341, No. 1660, Pulsars as Physics Laboratories (Oct. 15, 1992) , pp. 177-192 Published by: The Royal Society Stable URL:
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