Maura McLaughlin, West Virginia University, "A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory"
KICP Colloquium: April 22, 2015 @ 3PM
Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars with phenomenal rotational stability that can be used as celestial clocks in a variety of fundamental physics experiments. One of these experiments involves using an array of precisely timed millisecond pulsars to detect perturbations due to gravitational waves.