The Einstein@Home Arecibo Radio Pulsar search


Project Background / F.A.Q.

1. What is a radio pulsar? 5. What kind of data is used in the search?
2. Why do we search for radio pulsars in binary systems? 6. How does this project help searching for Gravitational Waves?
3. How does our new search method work? 7. What can we learn about radio pulsars?
4. What's new about our new search method? 8. What happens, when your computer finds something interesting?
Arecibo Observatory
The Arecibo telescope located on the island of Puerto Rico in the Carribean. With a diameter of 305 m it is the largest radio telescope in the world.
Credit: Courtesy of the NAIC - Arecibo Observatory, a facility of the NSF

Last updated on 10 June 2009

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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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