Russell Hulse, US astrophysicist

Russell Hulse, US astrophysicist

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Credit: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Russell Hulse (born 1950), US astrophysicist. Hulse shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics with his supervisor Joseph Hooton Taylor for their discovery of a new type of pulsar (star). In 1974, Hulse and Taylor discovered the binary pulsar PSR B1913+16, which is made up of a pulsar and black companion star. They then used this star to test Einstein's theory of general relativity and demonstrate the existence of gravitational radiation. Photographed at the plasma physics laboratory, Princeton University, USA.

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