While working on his Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, he was a scholar in 1974 at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico of Cornell University.
He was a specialist in the pulsar studies and gravitational waves. There he worked with Taylor on a large-scale survey for pulsars. lieutenant was this work that led to the discovery of the first binary pulsar.
In 1974, Hulse and Taylor discovered binary pulsar PSR B1913+16, which is made up of a pulsar and black companion star.
Neutron star rotation emits impulses that are extremely regular and stable in the radio wave region and is nearby condensed material body gravitation (non-detectable in the visible field). An approximation of this radiant energy is described by the formula of the quadrupolar radiation of Albert Einstein (1918).
In 1979, researchers announced measurements of small acceleration effects of the orbital movements of a pulsar. This was initial proof that the system of these two moving masses emits gravitational waves.
After receiving his Doctor of Philosophy, Hulse did postdoctoral work at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.
He moved to Princeton, where he has worked for many years at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He has also worked on science education, and in 2003 joined the University of Texas at Dallas as a visiting professor of physics and of mathematics and science education. Hulse was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003, and is cited in the American Men and Women of Science.
In 2004, Hulse joined University of Texas at Dallas and became the Founding Director of Utah Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC).
In July 2007 Hulse joined the Aurora Imaging Technology advisory board.