MILWAUKEE (WKOW)- A rare and unusual treat for the students and the community of Milwaukee. A Nobel Prize winner is set to speak at Marquette University on Tuesday.
Joseph Taylor shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Russell Hulse in 1993 for their discovery of a unique twin star system known as a binary pulsar, which they used to verify Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Pulsars are neutron stars which are extremely dense, strongly magnetized, rapidly spinning remnants of supernova explosions and appear to be nature's most precise clocks. Taylor retired from Princeton University in 2006.
He will present "Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity." The event is free and open to the public.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Program Manager Jessica Miller at 608-661-2794. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.