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Message 112961 - Posted 6 Jul 2011 15:46:47 UTC

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    Einstein@Home has discovered three new radio pulsars in data from the Parkes Multi Beam Pulsar Survey (PMPS). Congratulations to the Einstein@Home volunteers whose computers discovered these systems with the highest significance!


    • David Mason (Kansas City, USA)
    • Vadim Gusev (Petrozavodsk, Russia)
    • Chris Sturgess (New York city, USA)
    • Trey Todnem (Tuscon, USA)
    • Keith Sloan (Nr Winchester, UK)
    • Terry Dudley (San Francisco, USA)
    • Jaska (Oulu, Finland)
    • Companion_Cube (Mönchengladbach, Germany)
    • Administrators of the NEMO Cluster (Milwaukee, USA)

    Further details about the newly-discovered pulsars may be found on this web page, and will be published in due course.

    Bruce Allen
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    Message 112962 - Posted 6 Jul 2011 16:54:36 UTC

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      Cracking cheese/toast, Gromit !! Congratulations to the contributors. May there be many more. :-) :-)

      Cheers, Mike.

      ( edit ) I note they were coherent searches over the whole 35 minute beam times too!

      ( edit ) High DM's too!

      ( edit ) Does J1840-0644 have a 'funny looking' profile ?
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      Message 112966 - Posted 6 Jul 2011 20:38:07 UTC

        Great news! Congratulations to all crunchers, project managers, developers scientists, to all Physics and Astronomy enthusiasts!

        Discovered systems are usual double pulsars, or it have rare features?

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        Message 112968 - Posted 6 Jul 2011 22:41:40 UTC - in response to Message 112966.

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          Great news! Congratulations to all crunchers, project managers, developers scientists, to all Physics and Astronomy enthusiasts!


          Thank you!

          Discovered systems are usual double pulsars, or it have rare features?


          The first two of the pulsars are isolated and appear to be undistinguished. The third of the pulsars, J1840-0644, spins at 28 Hz and appears to have a binary companion. However it is not a "double pulsar" since the pulsar's companion is not itself a pulsar.
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          Message 112974 - Posted 7 Jul 2011 5:51:13 UTC

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            Congratulations to the volunteers, the project staff and the scientists running "the Dish", of course.

            HBE
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            Message 112979 - Posted 7 Jul 2011 21:27:15 UTC

              It is great that we are constantly moving towards to completion of full pulsars catalog. And each year we do this faster then ever before.
              BTW, where can we read about the estimation of the highest possible number of pulsars in our galaxy?

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              Message 112980 - Posted 7 Jul 2011 21:28:36 UTC

                Congratulations! International and so fruitful project (sure I am glad about russian volunteer in this list again). Hope next event will be gravitational waves detection :)

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                Message 112985 - Posted 8 Jul 2011 5:56:57 UTC - in response to Message 112961.

                  That is great news! Congratulations! :)

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                  Message 113025 - Posted 10 Jul 2011 2:06:49 UTC

                    Congratulations to everyone involved!

                    Quick question:

                    Do the "graphics" of E@H get updated with the new pulsars found? If so, would it be possible to have a different colour for the new pulsars discovered by Einstein volunteers? I just think that would look really cool.

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                    Message 113027 - Posted 10 Jul 2011 3:30:37 UTC - in response to Message 113025.

                      Congratulations to everyone involved!

                      Quick question:

                      Do the "graphics" of E@H get updated with the new pulsars found? If so, would it be possible to have a different colour for the new pulsars discovered by Einstein volunteers? I just think that would look really cool.

                      Yeah, there's a bloke working on that .... :-)

                      Cheers, Mike.

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                      This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grants PHY-1104902, PHY-1104617 and PHY-1105572 and by the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF or the MPG.

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