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 their CPU time to Einstein@Home, without whom this survey could not have been performed and without whom these discoveries would not have been possible. Thank you!

 

Benjamin for the Einstein@Home project

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Benjamin_28
Benjamin Knispel
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For our German speaking

For our German speaking volunteers:

Eine deutsche Übersetzung der Pressemitteilung ist auf der Seite des Max-Planck-Instituts für Gravitationsphysik ebenfalls verfügbar.

 

Viele Grüße, Benjamin

 

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Mike Hewson
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I love this blind search

I love this blind search business and how fruitful it has been. While it is good to have hints or other correlations, I liken the E@H 'device' as akin to methodically stepping around on some huge arena. Barefoot and blindfolded that is. When will we step on the next tack ? What special characteristics will it have ? Exciting ! :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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wes.
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Updates like these are the

Announcements like these are the reason I continue to crunch Einstein@Home.

~Cheers Laughing

 

mrncugo
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News about the opening of the

News about the opening of the new pulsar in the last 6 month .
And those involved in the publication?

_AF_2TF_Glorfindel
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Bonjour, Pourquoi cette

Bonjour,

Pourquoi cette tache ne m'envoie plus de calculs ?

Merci .....

Admin_184
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I thought the artical last

I thought the artical last month listed below was interesting. How much computing power is on this project overall?

 

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-cluster-gravitational-faster-previous-supercomputer.html

 

 

 

 

Tachyon_6
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Yes, this is such a great

Yes, this is such a great project to be associated with.  Approaching the first anniversary of my joining, the cumulative 2 quintillion floating-point operations of my rag-tag collection of recycled laptops seems tiny in relation to the total processing power used by the project, but also really cool.

13 new gamma-ray pulsars!  This news inspired me to resurrect an ancient server and update it with a couple of $10 CPUs (E5540) and inexpensive RAM, and last week I added a modern GPU and now have a reasonably powerful box dedicated full-time to Einstein@Home.  And I just got a friend to join, too.  Now if I can just get the GPU overclocked a bit...

Cheers, and congratulations to everyone involved in the project!

 

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Jim1348
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It seems to me that someone

It seems to me that someone here could add a useful entry to the Wiki on the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope, and it would be good advertising for the project.  I don't think I could quite do it justice myself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_Gamma-ray_Space_Telescope