WUNA Lunch Talk:

Paulo Freire


Massive Neutron Stars in Globular Clusters

July 2

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


Over the last few years, we have seen a spectacular increase in the number of discoveries of millisecond pulsars in globular clusters. Many of these systems are highly unusual. An important example of this is the large percentage of eccentric binary systems containing MSPs. The large orbital eccentricities in these systems allow the measurement of relativistic effects that can be used to estimate the masses of the components of the binary. In this talk we discuss the unexpected results from this effort.