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20th anniversary of a Nobel Prize, made in Puerto Rico

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What do Albert Einstein and the Arecibo Observatory have in common? Twenty-years ago Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse won a Nobel Prize for their discovery of pulsars, using the Arecibo Observatory to detect these binary stars. This discovery offered evidence of Einstein's theory of relativity.

 

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20th anniversary of a Nobel Prize, made in Puerto Rico

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In 1975, Dr. Joseph Taylor and his graduate student Russell Hulse discovered pulsars using the Arecibo Radiotelescope. In 1993 they won a Nobel Prize in Physics for that discovery, which helped confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.

 

The original version of this article is in Spanish. You can access it by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen. You can also contact our editor Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer (moefeliu@cienciapr.org).

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