FPUL Small Talk with Joseph H. Taylor

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

FPUL Small Talk with Joseph H. Taylor, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Emeritus.

 "Amateur Radio: From the Stars and Back"

Joseph Taylor shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1993 with Russell Hulse for their discovery of a unique twin star system known as a binary pulsar and its use to verify Einstein's general theory of relativity. Taylor joined the Princeton faculty in 1980 and his research continues to explore problems in astrophysics and gravitational physics by means of radio-wavelength studies of pulsars. He is also known for his work in amateur radio, which he started pursuing as a teenager and for which he has written several computer programs.


The FPUL "Small Talks" program is a series of presentations held in the homes of members. Limited to members, reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Friends of the Princeton University Library at libraryf@princeton.edu