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Christoph
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RE: It is a bit of a shame

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It is a bit of a shame we cant name our pulsars but then again could you imagine some of them names that a bunch of (essentially) computer geeks might come up with :)


The International Astronomical Union didn't come up with the names Geminga, Crab Pulsar, Vela Pulsar, or The Magnificent Seven. These names stuck because these are objects often talked about that few could remember the systematic names for. Still, even the Hulse–Taylor binary pulsar is more known as PSR B1913+16.

Now if you could get Stephen King to write a novel about one of our pulsars ... maybe then a proper given name would stick :)

Hugo A. Durantini Luca
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Amazing! I always have the

Amazing! I always have the hope what my computers will detect something one day ^^

Michael Karlinsky
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RE: Amazing! I always have

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Amazing! I always have the hope what my computers will detect something one day ^^

These certificates are definitely unique in the BOINC world!

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However, a gravity wave detection would be in a different ballpark -- just dreaming.

gsancosme
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Woaoh, they look really

Woaoh, they look really nice.
I'm in a process building a home "super-computer" with 2 to 4 nvidia K20... I'll dedicate a lot more of cruching time to einstein@home only to have a better chance to discover a pulsar and receive one of those beautyful certificates :-))

Benjamin Knispel
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Hi all, just a quick

Hi all,

just a quick update on the current batch of certificates I described in the first post of this thread. As already mentioned, we waited for some remaining frames, which arrived on Friday. Today, I could frame all remaining certificates. Here they are:

The next step is to sen them to you guys out there, which is why the frames need some nice padding. They are first wrapped separately in bubble wrap…

…then the two certificates for each lucky volunteer are bundled and wrapped in another two or three layers of bubble wrap. These nicely cushioned packages will then be send away in a sturdy cardboard box (not necessarily with the carrier whose name is on the boxes)
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We expect these to be send out some time later this week. I'll post another short update when that has happened.

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

Einstein@Home Project

Dragonkinn02
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That's really nice, though

That's really nice, though the naming convention seems weird. The names would only apply from Earth being the origin.

If you were to try and find these from other locations, are the names not mute? You'd have to calculate where earth is, where you are and triangulate. Should there not be a universal location name?

jc

Logforme
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RE: Should there not be a

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Should there not be a universal location name?


Don't know if astronomers have found the the exact location of the big bang singularity in today's universe. I think that is the logical start of a truly *universal* coordinate system :)

Sunny129
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RE: RE: Should there not

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Should there not be a universal location name?

Don't know if astronomers have found the the exact location of the big bang singularity in today's universe. I think that is the logical start of a truly *universal* coordinate system :)


scientists have not found such a location b/c it does not exist. there is no absolute center of the universe. ;-)

JemmaJ
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I would really like one of

I would really like one of them...it would look fab on my wall in my crafting room...that is where my laptop "works"

commhealy
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Any estimates out there that

Any estimates out there that might tell how many of these pulsars are still yet to be found? My computer found one but it was already known :-(.

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