Dear Einstein@Home volunteers,
good news, everyone! We're currently preparing the next batch of discovery certificates for the volunteers whose computers discovered a new radio pulsar.
Each of the lucky volunteers gets two framed certificates. These are signed by the Einstein@Home director, Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen, and either the PALFA chair Prof. Dr. James Cordes or the principal investigator of the PMPS, Prof. Dr. Andrew Lyne. One certificate always is in English, the other one is in the volunteer's native tongue (should that be English, we'll send two identical English certificates).
We've recently printed the individual certificates and send them off to our project partners in the US and the UK for their signatures. We got the signed certificates back earlier this week and now started framing them. At the bottom of this post, there's a list of all volunteers that will receive their certificates in this shipping batch. Should your computer have discovered a pulsar (look for your name here or here), check your email inbox, and make sure you reply to our official email.
This is what we started off from. Signed certificates at the bottom right, part of the pile of frames at the back of the table.
Now, getting more frames and putting each of the certificates into a frame.
All certificates are framed. You'll note there are some certificates left un-framed on the bottom right of the table. These will be finished later this week as we ran out of frames and have to pick up the new ones we ordered a while ago.
The frames will be packed probably next week and will then be sent to the volunteers all around the globe. When you received your certificate, please reply here so that we know everything went well. You might have to be patient, though. From the previous batch we know that it can take up to a few weeks for the certificates to arrive in the US or in Australia.
This batch includes certificates for the following volunteers: "Metod, S56RKO" (the one in Slovene), "KeithSloan", "Mel S Stark", "Philemon1752", "pax", "BobB", "Harald", "Fletuitus Maximus", "Guzel Sanatlar Saatchi & Saatchi", "Andrew Fullford", "pavlo" (the certificate in Ukrainian will be in the next batch), "Nemo", "ATLAS AEI Hannover", "Dusan Pirc", "Riaan Strydom", "Brian Adrian", "Bean13", "Frederick J. Pfitzer", "boinc_qc", "Eric", and "bench-seater".
The batch after this one will include certificates for "pavlo" (Ukrainian certificate), "Josha", "SF Chance", "Aku Leijala", "Augusto Cortemiglia", "Paul Frei", "Jyrki Ojala", "Matthias", and "spacemort".