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

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Joe Buck
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I'm interested. Count me

I'm interested. Count me in.

 

Markus Windisch
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Ian&Steve C. schrieb:also no

Ian&Steve C. wrote:

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.

Thanks. At first I thought she's making a joke but sadly this wasn't satire.

Gerard de Groot
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NinjaBooKitty wrote: 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.

You only  come in the album when you find a pulsar.

So if you participate for 10 years with a fast computer and you have not found a pulsar you do not come in the album.

It is not your participation that counts but your discovery of a pulsar!!

I you want your picture in the album just find a pulsar and upload a picture of your certification when you received it.

 

 

 

Peter Denomy
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That'd be great if I qualify.

That'd be great if I qualify. Thanks.

Brian
Brian
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Mr. Allen,    If I qualify

Mr. Allen,

   If I qualify I would be honored to receive a discovery certificate.

V/R

SFC (Ret.) Brian Campbell

Fate, Texas

Michal Plichta
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I really like idea, and of

I really like idea, and of course I the lucky one I would like to received cert!

zooxit
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If your computer 'discovers'

If your computer 'discovers' the neutron star/pulsar.. Do you get the certificate automatically or you have to apply yourself in some webpage/list?

Happycruncher

Tim Teino
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Very motivating! Count me in,

Very motivating! Count me in, if I'm lucky enough to produce a nice result :)

Tim

Francis Mollard III
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That is a wonderful idea and

That is a wonderful idea and certificate.  I hope I'm a lucky lottery winner.  I always try to let my computer analyze as much data as possible to help the overall cause and mission of the BOINC programs.

John
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I would absolutely love this.

I would absolutely love this. Hope I qualify. Thank you!

Starlight Infoworks
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Please review my completed

Please review my completed tasks to see if I qualify.

Such a certificate would be most welcomed in my SOHO.

Kind regards,

Jacques St-Arnaud

AdiS
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Hi, yes, I'm interested

Hi,

yes, I'm interested that certificate.

 

Best regards,

Adam

Edward
Edward
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How does one participate? I

How does one participate? I have made my HomeServer available to you for years now, and the certificate would certainly enhance my office decor. Sign me up.

 

Darwin Deivy Zambrano Castellano
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I hope to be one of the lucky

I hope to be one of the lucky ones! Anyway, all of us and our computers are doing a really good job! 

Falconet
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Edward wrote:How does one

Edward wrote:

How does one participate? I have made my HomeServer available to you for years now, and the certificate would certainly enhance my office decor. Sign me up.

 

 

You already participate. If you happen to be the lucky one to find a pulsar/gravitational wave, you'll get one of these certificates.

 

By the way, the last time one of your computers participated was on January 2015, unless you are using another account.

Daniel Schloss
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A guy can only hope.

A guy can only hope.

lonelyringer6
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I'd love to have such a

I'd love to have such a certificate if I qualify. Thanks for making the opportunity known.

INDEP
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I would be very honored to

I would be very honored to receive your certificate! Please sign me up.


 

mones
mones
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me three!  psyche!! no but

me three!  psyche!! no but for realz...I'd like to earn one too!  

Tony Carter
Tony Carter
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I would love to be part of

I would love to be part of the team of those that helped find a new neutron star.

Albert Argilaga, Ph.D.
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Great initiative! I just put

Great initiative! I just put my other projects in "no new tasks" so I increase my chances to get a neutron star discovery certificate.

Bernd Machenschalk
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zooxit wrote:If your computer

zooxit wrote:

If your computer 'discovers' the neutron star/pulsar.. Do you get the certificate automatically or you have to apply yourself in some webpage/list?

The result your computer returns to our server contains the ids of your host and user account. When this result marks a new discovery, we'll contact you, first using the email address that you signed up with, and the message system on our website. If this doesn't work for some reason (e.g. your provider doesn't know your address anymore, or you don't respond within a few weeks), we may also try different ways to contact you (e.g. social media), using info you provided e.g. in your profile. Don't worry, if you regularly read email (and check the spam folder) on the address you provided, you will get notified. We'll ask for the postal address to send the certificate to, and whether we can publish your (real) name on our website and in publications related to the discovery.

Unless, however, you are donating computing power via Science United. One core aspect of Science United is anonymity. You just contribute to (an area of) science, instead of individual projects. AFAIK you don't know the exact projects you're contributing to, and the projects don't know you. There is no way for us to trace back a particular result to an individual contributor of Science United. If you want to take part in this particular lottery of this particular project, you have to join this project directly.

BM

Bernd Machenschalk
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NinjaBooKitty wrote: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.

FWIW there is a woman, left on the picture showing two people (photo #16, second-to-last of the landscape-oriented photos). Actually this was of the first pulsar discovery on E@H, and the first singular discovery of volunteer computing in general!

Indeed we need more women to contribute, that would raise the chance of discoveries!

BM

adele
adele
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Great idea... I will never

Great idea... I will never earn one cause I only have 1 computer running when it is idle, but as I said a great idea to award people these when/if they earn them and by the way I am a woman who has been contributing since 2009 lol

Stargazer5154
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Count me in if possible!

Count me in if possible!

Amos Ahams Akor
Amos Ahams Akor
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I humbly wait for my

I humbly wait for my certificates.