I want to share some good news with you.
For more than a year, Einstein@Home has been using about
one-third of the available computer time to search for radio
pulsars in data from the Arecibo Observatory. I'm happy to report
that we found our first radio pulsar last month: PSR J2007+2722.
It is still not sure, but this appears to be a rare type of object
called a Disrupted Recycled Pulsar. The discovery was published
on-line by the journal Science, on Thursday August 12th.
Congratulations to our volunteers Chris and Helen Colvin (Ames, Iowa,
USA) and Daniel Gebhardt (Universitaet Mainz, Musikinformatik, German),
whose computers discovered the pulsar with the highest significance!
Further details of this first Einstein@Home discovery may be found
in the main news item posted on the Einstein@Home web site, at
http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ . You can also use Google News
and similar searches, with keywords like 'pulsar' or 'J2007+2722'
or 'Einstein@Home' to find recent news articles about the
discovery, in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and other
So far, Einstein@Home has only analyzed about half of the Arecibo data
set. Due to improvements in the instrumentation, the more recent data
is better-quality than the older data, so I am sure there are other
interesting objects to be discovered!
If you have trouble getting Einstein@Home to run, you may search
our user forums for help (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_index.php)
or post a message asking for assistance in the "Getting Started" forum
PS: Our records indicate that your participation in Einstein@Home
may have lapsed. Please consider running Einstein@Home again.
If you dropped out because of technical problems,
installing a newer version of BOINC (available at our website
http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/) might resolve these.
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Date d'inscription : 30/08/2010