Plans for near future of E@H ?

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Hallo Benjamin! Thank you for

Hallo Benjamin!
Thank you for updating.
It´s astonishing, how well aLIGO is within its time scedule.
We cross our fingers for success of LISA-Pathfinder. I believe, this will be the key for starting the eLISA project. For the Einstein Telescope we´ll have to wait longer than projected, as the 7th Conference on ET will take place in Feb. 2016, when, according to the former scedule GWIC-Roadmap, boring of the tunnels had to be started, and at now, there is from the governements no accepted financial plan. But this are plans for the far future of E@H?

Kind regards and happy crunching
Martin

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RE: It´s astonishing, how

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It´s astonishing, how well aLIGO is within its time scedule.


Indeed. I've been holding breath, as it were, hoping no bad solder joint type of problem emerges. But the trick with LIGO is the subtlety of the device and not raw power. Anyway I think many plans are on hold awaiting, quite rightly, clear demonstration that gravitational waves exist at all. Once that threshold is crossed then much awaits.

It does feel a little odd - in a nice way - that after a decade we will soon receive data at full design spec. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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Two more bits: - We are

Two more bits:

- We are working on extending the Gamma-Ray search from targeting isolated Pulsars to Pulsars in binary orbits. This will be a new search (probably "FGRP5") that should be ready before FGRP4 runs out of work and may run in parallel for some time. Technically (WU runtime, data volume, memory) this search won't be much different from the current FGRP4.

- It is still under discussion whether we will run the third follow-up for "S6Bucket" in-house (on Atlas) or on Einstein@Home. With currently envisioned parameters on Einstein@Home it would run only for about two weeks.

BM

BM

Mike Hewson
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RE: Pulsars in binary

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Pulsars in binary orbits

Nice ! What sort of orbital parameters will be used ? What ranges for these ? A full model ? Low eccentricity ? Interesting ... :-) :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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RE: orbital

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orbital parameters


My head hertz!

I think my farm has already detected that :-).

Cheers,
Gary.

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RE: RE: orbital

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orbital parameters

My head hertz!

I think my farm has already detected that :-).


Well you match the computers in pairs and put each duo on a turntable. That way they are a proper binary system. They spin at various rates as per the work unit details. The ones that fly off have detected a signal. Then we do forensic data reconstruction on the smashed hard drives to find out what they were working on .... :-) :-)

Cheers, Mike.

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Oh, Mike, what a nice idea

Oh, Mike, what a nice idea for a short promotional film to win new crunchers (duration depends on how the machinery has been fixed on the turntable farm) ...

Have anice try,
Arthur

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Hallo BM! I´m hoping so

Hallo BM!
I´m hoping so much, we can finish this S6-project here on E@H, - beating the problem to death - - - or new life ??? -.

Kind regards an happy crunching
Martin

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RE: But we might have the

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But we might have the launch of LISA Pathfinder, scheduled for Nov 2015, to celebrate 100 yrs of GR.

Is it planned or expected that E@H will be analysing any of the data provided by the LISA Pathfinder?

Larry

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RE: [ Is it planned or

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Is it planned or expected that E@H will be analysing any of the data provided by the LISA Pathfinder?

Larry

No. Lisa Pathfinder is not a detection mission. It's a testbed to evaluate and demonstrate some technologies and methods that will be used later on in the 'real' LISA mission. The data generated by LISA Pathfinder's main mission will not tell us anything about astrophysical objects, it will tell us if our understanding of the instruments we plan to build is correct. In that sense it's more engineering data than science data and E@H would neither be useful nor necessary to process this data.

Still, it's a very exciting and important mission for the GW community that required the hard work of so many scientists over a long period of time.

Cheers
HB

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