Pulsars in binary systems have been very successful to test the validity of general relativity in the strong field regime [1-4]. So far, such binaries include neutron star-white dwarf (NS-WD) and neutron star-neutron star (NS-NS) systems. It is commonly believed that a neutron star-black hole (NS-BH) binary will be much superior for this purpose. But in what sense is this true? Does it apply to all possible deviations?
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
- Pub Date:
- August 2014
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- Accepted for publication in JCAP. A shorter version received Honorable Mention in the 2014 Awards for Essays on Gravitation by the Gravity Research Foundation