AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 36 Extreme Physics from Compact Objects
Special Session, Monday, 10:00-11:30am, January 9, 2006, Maryland

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[36.03] Extreme Gravity near Black Holes & Neutron Stars

C.S. Reynolds (University of Maryland, College Park)

I will survey the current state and future prospect for probing the nature of extremely strong gravitational fields near neutron stars and black holes. A variety of methods will be addressed including (1) observations of binary pulsars, (2) X-ray spectroscopy of high gravitational redshift features from neutron star surfaces and black hole accretion disks, (3) X-ray variability studies and, in particular, examinations of high-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations from X-ray binary systems, (4) direct detection of gravitational waves. The limitations of these methods and the requirements for future observatories will be discussed.

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