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The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 107)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2006
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2006-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Clifford M. Will

Abstract

The status of experimental tests of general relativity and of theoretical frameworks for analyzing them is reviewed. Einstein's equivalence principle (EEP) is well supported by experiments such as the Eötvös experiment, tests of special relativity, and the gravitational redshift experiment. Ongoing tests of EEP and of the inverse square law are searching for new interactions arising from unification or quantum gravity. Tests of general relativity at the post-Newtonian level have reached high precision, including the light deflection, the Shapiro time delay, the perihelion advance of Mercury, and the Nordtvedt effect in lunar motion. Gravitational wave damping has been detected in an amount that agrees with general relativity to better than half a percent using the Hulse-Taylor binary pulsar, and other binary pulsar systems have yielded other tests, especially of strong-field effects. When direct observation of gravitational radiation from astrophysical sources begins, new tests of general relativity will be possible.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 14 280%
China 8 160%
United Kingdom 7 140%
Italy 7 140%
Germany 6 120%
France 5 100%
Canada 3 60%
Japan 3 60%
South Africa 2 40%
Other 16 320%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 115 2300%
Researcher 104 2080%
Student > Master 67 1340%
Student > Bachelor 30 600%
Professor 26 520%
Other 97 1940%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 358 7160%
Unspecified 24 480%
Engineering 9 180%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 140%
Mathematics 5 100%
Other 36 720%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2019.
All research outputs
#426,597
of 13,549,568 outputs
Outputs from Living Reviews in Relativity
#6
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#10,096
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Outputs of similar age from Living Reviews in Relativity
#1
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