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Which solutions of GR are experimentally tested

  1. Dec 2, 2007 #1
    I think we have tested experimentally only Minkowski (Special Relativity) and Schwarzschield (Solar system tests) solutions of GR.

    Am I missing anything?
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  3. Dec 2, 2007 #2


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    Spiraling binaries.
  4. Dec 2, 2007 #3

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    http://einstein.stanford.edu/" [Broken]goes beyond Schwarzschild.

    See, also, https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=173870".

    Technical work on Enhanced Ligo, which will boost sensitivity by a factor of 2, should start now/soon, and then another data-taking run will be made. After this, work on Advanced Ligo should start in 2010, with data-taking starting in 2014. Advanced LIGO should be 10 times more sensitive than initial LIGO, and if it doesn't see anything, then theory might be in trouble.

    See the Prospects section from conference proceeding #52, P070079-01, from http://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/ppcomm/Papers.html" [Broken].
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    If you accept astronomical, especially cosmological, observations as tests, you can add FRW (Friedmann-Robertson-Walker) exact solutions to Minkowski, Schwarzschild and Kerr("rotating Schwarzschild") as exact solutions that have been at least slightly tested.
    Jim Graber
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