Scientific rationale

Neutron stars and black holes probe the strongest gravitational fields found in the present-day Universe. A large number of such objects is continuously monitored with high-energy satellites. In parallel, the recent discovery of a binary radio pulsar allows precise measurements of GR parameters at a larger distance from compact objects. Soon, these objects will be detected with upcoming gravitational-wave observatories, which will open another avenue for the study of strong gravity and the test of GR predictions.

The scope of this two-day COSPAR session is to bring together experimentalists, observers, and theorists in these separate by complementary fields and discuss the strategies and aims of testing general relativity in the strong-field regime in the near future.

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