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Einstein@Home discovers first millisecond pulsar visible only in gamma rays

Einstein@Home has found two previously unknown rapidly rotating neutron stars in data from the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope. While all other such millisecond pulsars have also been observed with radio telescopes, one of the two discoveries is the first millisecond pulsar detectable solely through its pulsed gamma-ray emission. The findings raise hopes of detecting other new millisecond pulsars, e.g., from a predicted large population of such objects towards the center of our Galaxy. Read more in this joint press release by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational […]

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Happy New Year from Einstein@Home!

Dear Volunteers, I want to thank you for your continuing contributions to Einstein@Home, and to wish all of you a healthy and happy 2018. The past year has seen several important steps forward, including publication of the first results from Einstein@Home searches inadvanced LIGO data, and the discovery of many new gamma ray pulsars in data from the Fermi satellite. More broadly, the LIGO and Virgo detectors had a wonderful finale to their second observing run: the simultaneous observation of gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the inspiral […]

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Three new Einstein@Home papers

Three papers full of new Einstein@Home science are available now on the arXiv preprint server. First low-frequency Einstein@Home all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in Advanced LIGO data describes our first results from a search in data from the first observation run “O1” of the Advanced LIGO instruments. We did not detect any signals, but our upper limits are the most stringent achieved to date. Our result paper is accompanied by two papers describing innovative methods used in the search.  An adaptive clustering procedure for continuous gravitational […]

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One Dozen and One Neutron Stars – Einstein@Home discovers 13 new gamma-ray pulsars

A new paper, titled “The Einstein@Home gamma-ray pulsar survey I: search methods, sensitivity and discovery of new young gamma-ray pulsars”, that presents the discovery of 13 new gamma-ray pulsars by Einstein@Home in Fermi-LAT data has now been published in The Astrophysical Journal. You can read the full publication for free on the arXiv (click on “PDF” at the top right). A press release summarising the publication is available on the homepage of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. We are extremely grateful to all volunteers who have donated […]

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Einstein@Home discovers a record-breaking pulsar-neutron star system

Recently, a new paper about an exciting discovery from our radio pulsar search has been published. In “Einstein@Home Discovery of a Double Neutron Star Binary in the PALFA Survey” we report together with an international team the most massive double neutron star system ever observed. Read more about this topic in the publication itself, or in our accompanying press release. Cheers,Benjamin

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Einstein@Home website relaunch

Einstein@Home website relaunch Our website is temporarily shut down while we’re working on its full relaunch. While no web services or account creation will be availble during this time, we will try to keep the project itself running. The data migration might take a few days but we expect to be fully back online later this week. Thanks for your patience!

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New minutephysics video about gravitational waves and Einstein@Home

Henry Reich from the YouTube channel minutephysics has released a new video about gravitational wave basics. It explains how gravitational waves are generated, why we need very, very sensitive detectors like the Advanced LIGO instruments and how everybody can help searching for gravitational waves. You guessed it: by running Einstein@Home. Watch, enjoy, and share the video available here on YouTube. We are looking forward to your feedback and discussions here in our message boards. Cheers,Benjamin for the entire Einstein@Home team P.S.: Full disclosure: Einstein@Home supported Henry Reich/minutephysics […]

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Discovery of 13 new gamma-ray pulsars by Einstein@Home volunteers

Message boards : News : Discovery of 13 new gamma-ray pulsars by Einstein@Home volunteers Author Message The 4th Einstein@Home survey for gamma-ray pulsars, or “FGRP4”, using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is currently nearing completion. This survey has incorporated many new advances that we learned during our previous investigation of blind search methods. In addition, we were able to utilize the superior “Pass 8” data from the Fermi-LAT team, and search in longer data sets than ever before. In combination, these improvements led to FGRP4 […]

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