• PRAVIN KUMAR DAHAL

      Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

    • Review of pulsar timing array for gravitational wave research

      PRAVIN KUMAR DAHAL

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      Ongoing research on pulsar timing array (PTA) to detect gravitational radiation is reviewed. Here, we discuss the use of millisecond pulsars as a gravitational wave detector, the sources of gravitational radiation detectable by PTAs and the current status of PTA experiments pointing out the future possibilities.

    • Trapped region in Kerr–Vaidya space–time

      PRAVIN KUMAR DAHAL

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      We review the basic definitions and properties of trapped surfaces and discuss them in the context of Kerr–Vaidya line element. Our study shows that the apparent horizon does not exist in general for axisymmetric space–times. The reason being the surface at which the null tangent vectors are geodesics andthe surface at which the expansion of such vectors vanishes do not coincide. The calculation of an approximate apparent horizon for space–times that ensure its existence seems to be the only way to get away with this problem. The approximate apparent horizon, however, turned out to be non-unique. The choice of the shear-free null geodesics, at least in the leading order, seems to remove this non-uniqueness. We also propose a new definition of the black hole boundary.

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      Posted on January 27, 2016

      Since January 2016, the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy has moved to Continuous Article Publishing (CAP) mode. This means that each accepted article is being published immediately online with DOI and article citation ID with starting page number 1. Articles are also visible in Web of Science immediately. All these have helped shorten the publication time and have improved the visibility of the articles.

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      Posted on July 25, 2019

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