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Encyclopedia > Andrew Lyne

Andrew G. Lyne FRS (born 1942) is a British physicist. Lyne is Langworthy Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, as well as an ex-director of the Jodrell Bank Observatory and leader of its Pulsar Group. FRS is an abbreviation which can stand for various phrases: Family Radio Service, a personal radio service utilizing the UHF band Fellow of the Royal Society, a title awarded to distinguished scientists who are British, Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland citizens Fisheries Research Services, an agency of the Scottish Executive... Not to be confused with physician, a person who practices medicine. ... The School of Physics and Astronomy, formed by the merger of the Departments of Physics at the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST in 2004 when the universities merged to form the University of Manchester, is one of the largest and most active physics departments in the United Kingdom and... The 76m Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory. ...


Professor Lyne was educated at The Portsmouth Grammar School, and the University of Cambridge (natural sciences), continuing to the University of Manchester for a PhD in Radio Astronomy. The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective, independent school located in Portsmouth, England. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...


Lyne writes on his homepage at http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/~agl that he is "mostly interested in finding and understanding radio pulsars in all their various forms and with their various companions. Presently, I am most occupied with the development of new multibeam search systems at Jodrell and Parkes, in order to probe deeper into the Galaxy, particularly for millisecond pulsars, young pulsars and any that might be in binary systems." It has been suggested that Radio pulsar be merged into this article or section. ... For the band of the same name, see: Binary Star (band) Hubble image of the Sirius binary system, in which Sirius B can be clearly distinguished (lower left). ...

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Pulsar Planet?

Andrew Lyne and Matthew Bailes thought that they had made a remarkable discovery in 1991, when they reported that they had discovered a pulsar orbited by a planetary companion;[1] this would have been the first planet detected around another star. However, after this was announced, the group went back and checked their work, and found that they had not properly removed the effects of the Earth's motion around the Sun from their analysis, and, when the calculations were redone correctly, the pulse variations that led to their conclusions disappeared, and that there was in fact no planet around PSR 1829-10. When Lyne announced the retraction of his results at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, he received a standing ovation from his scientific colleagues for having the intellectual integrity and the courage to admit this error publicly. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Sol redirects here. ... PSR 1829-10 is a pulsar located in the Scutum Constellation. ... The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is a US society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals, headquartered in Washington, DC. The main aim of the AAS is provide a political voice for its members and organise their lobbying. ...


Binary Pulsar

No retraction was necessary in 2003, when Lyne and his team discovered J0737-3039, the first binary system found in which both components were pulsed neutron stars. Lyne's colleague Richard Manchester called the PSR J0737-3039 system a "fantastic natural laboratory" for studying specialized effects of the General Theory of Relativity. Other recent work that Dr. Lyne has undertaken includes research on the globular cluster at 47 Tucanae, whose dense stellar population acts as a nursery for millisecond and binary pulsars. For the story by Larry Niven, see Neutron Star (story). ... Artists impression. ... For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to general relativity. ...


In Popular Culture

The American band Neutrino wrote and recorded a song named for Lyne, and included it on their 1998 album Improved Hearing Through Amplification.


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