The Science and Hardware behind Einstein@Home

"Einstein@Home uses your computer's idle time to search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors, the Arecibo radio telescope, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. Einstein@Home volunteers have already discovered more than three dozens new neutron stars, and we hope to find many more in the future. Our long-term goal is to make the first direct detections of gravitational-wave emission from spinning neutron stars. Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein almost a century ago, but have never been directly detected. Such observations would open up a new window on the universe, and usher in a new era in astronomy."
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The Science and Hardware behind Einstein@Home

Postby Sid2 » Thu May 16, 2013 6:01 am

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Re: The Science and Hardware behind Einstein@Home

Postby USAFA82 » Thu May 16, 2013 7:59 am

Good info (and interesting thread). Thanks for posting that.


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