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Message 118849 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 8:19:46 UTC

Congratulations to our Einstein@Home volunteers for discovering seven new radio pulsars!

Four were found in data from the Arecibo radio telescope, by
- Mel S. Stark, Illinois, USA

- Jyrki Ojala, Turku, Finland
- Paul Frei, Switzerland

- Matthias Pfister, Switzerland
- Ryan D. Morton, Michigan, USA

- Josef Hahn, Neuss, Germany
- Charles Robert Adams II, New Mexico, USA
and three were found in archival data from the Parkes radio telescope, by
- Aku Leijala, Veikkola, Finland
- Og

- Augusto Cortemiglia, Tortona, Italy
- Axiel

- Jürgen Sauermann, Berlin, Germany
- Stan Galka.

Further details can be found on our Arecibo Discoveries Page and on our Parkes Discoveries Page and will be published in due course.

A big "thank you"! to all of our volunteers. So far, Einstein@Home has discovered 46 new radio pulsars.

Bruce Allen
Director, Einstein@Home


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Message 118854 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 9:30:57 UTC

Wow! Again! That's better than 1 in 50 of all known pulsars ... :-)

Cheers, Mike.
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Message 118855 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 9:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 118854.


Needless to say, we are continuing to send Certificates of Discovery to the volunteers listed here (provided we can contact them). So it's a good idea to check that the email address submitted to E@H is still valid :-).

I think it's also worth noting that some of the discoverers are running BRP4 on CPU alone (w/o GPU), showing that this is far from futile.


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Message 118863 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 16:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 118855.


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Message 118868 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 20:40:02 UTC

Congratulations by the new seven discovered pulsars...Yes we CAN!!!
The future of Radio Astronomy will be more complete than yesterday, thanks to all volunteers than participate in this enormous and powerfull family

WE ARE THE EARS OF THE UNIVERSE!!! Only we have to listen and analyze the movements, and he tell us his origin, age and size...

Only with ours computers and a few giants receivers (ears), We are doing a big and very good job, we must continue the work, the universe has to give us many more clues...

Thanks all

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Message 118952 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 14:43:49 UTC

I running all three main Einstein@home projects on my new laptop with a AMD E-450 CPU,no GPU, and they complete in time and validate. I only retired from Albert@home since I have no GPU and that seems to be the main effort there. The CPU uses only 18 W compared to the 75 W of my Opteron 1210 in the SUN WS and so it survived the recent heat wave in Italy. Now it is cooler.

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Message 119210 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 18:05:12 UTC

Kudos and congrats to the lucky winners. say.. after 13+ years in this could you send ME a golden WU? LOLOL

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Message 120265 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 21:40:10 UTC - in response to Message 118849.

Nice to hear that there are still discoveries to be made.

Would be nice to know how many packages were processed vs. seven new discoveries made.

BTW how would you know if your package your workstation processed made new discovery, other than the certificate?

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Message 121124 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 18:50:49 UTC


Just curious. When can we (roughly) expect a new update of possible findings, since it's been quite a while* from the last discoveries of new pulsars being made public.

* I know that a couple of months seems as a 'quite of while', but from the perspective of all the work that needs to be done, namely to process, validate, cross-reference, check and maybe double-check all the tasks, coupled with the fact, that the observations are currently being made in an 'emptier' area of the sky, namely the southern hemisphere (if I got that correct) I perfectly understand, that the perception of time between volunteers and scientists varies greatly.

But nevertheless, an update, where the project currently 'stands' in discovering new pulsars (or the lack of them) would be welcomed (in case I missed something and this has already been discussed, I apologise in advance).




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Message 121147 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 22:24:11 UTC

Congrats to all!

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