The lucky ones!

Whenever Einstein@Home finds a new neutron star, there is always one workunit in which that discovery "stands out" from the noise with the highest statistical significance.  The volunteers whose computers processed that workunit receive framed discovery certificates, signed by myself and by the Principal Investigator of the experiment/collaboration that provided the data.  Over the past decade, we have sent out more than a hundred of these, and we are now preparing a new batch.   If you are interested, here is a photo album showing our past "lottery winners", along with their discovery certificates.

Bruce Allen
Director, Einstein@Home

Comments

Marty McClearen
Marty McClearen
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Bruce, I'd be very

Bruce,

I'd be very interested in having a certificate like that if I qualify!

Thanks,

Marty McClearen

Giorgio Cervati
Giorgio Cervati
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Great idea. Hope I'll get

Great idea. Hope I'll get it.

Tnx.

GC.

bk.newton09
bk.newton09
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It would be great to have

It would be great to have tangible evidence that my CPU cycle donation assisted with scientific progress. Hope I am so fortunate!

Mike Tryon
Mike Tryon
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I too would be very

I too would be very interested! please tell me more.

Mike Tryon
Mike Tryon
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I too would be very

I too would be very interested! please tell me more.

petri33
petri33
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Thanks Ian, for testing

Thanks Ian,

for testing and publishing my code to help the NVIDIA users to have an equal chance to succeed in finding new discoveries.

Petri

Luke
Luke
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I'd be interested if it

I'd be interested if it applies to me!

MAGIC Quantum Mechanic
MAGIC Quantum M...
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In 2025 we get one for

In 2025 we get one for running our computers here 24/7 for 20 years 

OK I made that part up

Chooka
Chooka
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My uncle in law is one of

My uncle in law is one of these people. He's the reason I started crunching!

 


Renzo A. Maclennan
Renzo A. Maclennan
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Sure, looks pretty

Sure, looks pretty interesting. I would like to have one of those certificates if i could.

Thanks

bluestang
bluestang
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Pretty cool!

Pretty cool!

GWGeorge007
GWGeorge007
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I don't know if I qualify,

I don't know if I qualify, but if I do, count me in!

George

A proud member of the O.F.A. (Old Farts Association)

Exard3k
Exard3k
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Yeah I like that approach.

Yeah I like that approach. Maybe I will be one of the lucky ones that gets the workunit with a hit. But everyone with a discovery earned that certificate. So please send me good workunits in the future, I'm happy to come to Hannover and pick up the certificate myself (living nearby) :)

 

Background tasks don't offer much in terms of awareness and action, but regular updates on discoveries and things like this really invigorate on why I'm doing this.

In the end we're all part of those discoveries. And we won't stop. Because we can all see the results and discoveries in the reports and papers related to E@H. Or by watching photos from dedicated people showing their certificate.

 

 

 

xuanxiang zhao
xuanxiang zhao
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I'm personally a user from

I'm personally a user from ScienceUnited.

The team seems making myself isolated from the majority of einsteinathome forum...

Anybody has similar situation? 

xuanxiang zhao
xuanxiang zhao
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I'm personally a user from

I'm personally a user from ScienceUnited.

The team seems making myself isolated from the majority of einsteinathome forum...

Anybody has similar situation? 

 

Edit: My actual credis is 9,501,249,362...

Mtaal Avron
Mtaal Avron
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I'm not sure I qualify, but

I'm not sure I qualify, but if I do, it would be wonderful to have!

Kashra
Kashra
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I would love to be part of

I would love to be part of the team of "winners" by helping find a new neutron star.

LennosPlace
LennosPlace
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Count me in, if my number

Count me in, if my number comes up.

Edward Poljak MSci
Edward Poljak MSci
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fingers crossed

fingers crossed

Carbon-14
Carbon-14
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Yes. Count me in!

Yes. Count me in!

Heidi Ho
Heidi Ho
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Yes please! I would be

Yes please! I would be interested too!

Kolja
Kolja
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I see a lot of people are

I see a lot of people are asking individually whether they qualify or not.
 

Of course, I would be interested too to get such a thing. I wonder however if you contact the users that qualify anyways or if there is some way to maybe check that yourself (for us users)? Thanks in any case!

rtX
rtX
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If I qualify, I'd be pleased

If I qualify, I'd be pleased to receive a certificate.

ravishankar yadav
ravishankar yadav
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I would like to join this

I would like to join this project

NinjaBooKitty
NinjaBooKitty
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Very disappointed to see all

Very disappointed to see all men. I have been on this project since 2007 and not very actively engaged, so my exclusion absolutely makes sense. But there had to have been some women who qualify. And they should have been included in this album.

Sergey
Sergey
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+1

+1

Andy Spalding
Andy Spalding
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This is a great thing to

This is a great thing to share with the users that are volunteering, it really makes people feel invested and thanked for their contributions. I've been crunching for various other projects for a while and the SETI project sent you a certificate when you joined and you could print out one at the end of the project showing the units processed etc.

A great way to keep people enthused!

Chooka
Chooka
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Gary Roberts..... are you in

Gary Roberts..... are you in these photos?

It's a bit like winning lotto to be one of these lucky finders.


rhb
rhb
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It's an honor just to be

It's an honor just to be nominated.

Exard3k
Exard3k
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Kolja wrote: I see a lot of

Kolja wrote:

I see a lot of people are asking individually whether they qualify or not.
 

Of course, I would be interested too to get such a thing. I wonder however if you contact the users that qualify anyways or if there is some way to maybe check that yourself (for us users)? Thanks in any case!

 

In your settings you can check if you allow E@H officials to contact you via email. I'm pretty sure you get an email if you got the workunit with a "hit" and are asked to provide your address for shipping certificate + upload a nice picture in return :)

 

 

Stephen "Heretic"
Stephen "Heretic"
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 . . It would certainly be an

 . . It would certainly be an honour to have such luck and the certificate to confirm it.

 

PS @ Petri33 and it is a privilege to have run the code you developed that makes Nvidia cards really sing :)

 

Stephen

 

tullio
tullio
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Maria Alessandra Papa, an

Maria Alessandra Papa, an Italian Physicist is the Chief Scientist of Einstein@home.

Tullio

Jonathan Jeckell
Jonathan Jeckell
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Yes, I would be interested

Yes, I would be interested and display it to encourage other people to contribute to this and other quality scientific distributed computing projects.

Markus Windisch
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NinjaBooKitty schrieb: Very

NinjaBooKitty wrote:

Very disappointed to see all men. I have been on this project since 2007 and not very actively engaged, so my exclusion absolutely makes sense. But there had to have been some women who qualify. And they should have been included in this album.

Women must participate more...

dveg70
dveg70
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Me too!

Me too!

mickywow
mickywow
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Goodmorning, i'd like

Goodmorning,

i'd like receive the certificate!

Please send me one too.

Best regards

Michelangelo

Overlander
Overlander
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Great idea. I am

Great idea. I am in. 

Cheers

Jan

Billie
Billie
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Re: certificate, count me in.

Re: certificate, count me in.

JR
JR
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Start cracking  Einstein@Home

Start cracking  Einstein@Home since 2018, I would love to have a certificate if I'm qualified !

Thanks

Jerry Fritschle
Jerry Fritschle
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I would proudly display this.

I would proudly display this.

Justin Card
Justin Card
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I would be absolutely

I would be absolutely thrilled to get one of these.

JRC
JRC
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If I've contributed, I would

If I've contributed, I would be happy to have the certificate.

 

Stephen Glinski
Stephen Glinski
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Sign me up!

Sign me up!

TankbusterGames
TankbusterGames
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Physical Certificates are

Physical Certificates are better than those HTML ones ^_^
Would love to get one one day

Linuxbox
Linuxbox
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If I qualify I'd love to

If I qualify I'd love to receive one of these awards!  I also want my own neutron star!! Fingers-crossed! 

Cevin
Cevin
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Looks good to me! If I ever

Looks good to me! If I ever qualify for one, it would be proudly displayed for sure. 

Altara33606
Altara33606
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Yes, I'd be very interested,

Yes, I'd be very interested, if I should qualify. 

AusRam
AusRam
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How do we know if we qualify

How do we know if we qualify ? Would certainly like a certificate if I did.

 

Thanks.

 

 

JUAN MANUEL SUVIRIZ PRIOR
JUAN MANUEL SUV...
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Pues a mi también me

Pues a mi también me gustaría, no mi importaría publicar la foto.

Un saludo a todos los miembros del grupo.

JM Suviriz

Ian&Steve C.
Ian&Steve C.
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not sure why people are

not sure why people are asking if you "qualify". either your system submits the standout WU or it doesn't. there's no additional qualification. your chances of getting the golden ticket are directly proportional to how many WUs you are processing and submitting.

also no need to make this some kind of sociopolitical issue bringing up gender... there's no bias on the part of the project here. the fact that there are no women in the list only tells us that there are far less women contributing. which is not surprising since computer enthusiasts and STEM fields are usually primarily men.

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