Pulsar Discovery Help

Rynaldo Stoltz
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Hi

I am fairly new to the BOINC platform and Einstein@home program. I would like to know the following :

1. In addition to earning 'credits' for computation time , will I receive any "recognition" or mention in the event that I find a pulsar/wave on my system (given that it matches) ?

2. How will I know if my system detects/found a pulsar/wave ? Is there anything I should be looking for on the graphical display ?

Thank you

Holmis
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Pulsar Discovery Help

Yes you will get recognition when the paper on the discovery is published and if it's a new pulsar you also get a framed certificate.

Check out these 2 threads in the news section of the forum for a bit more info:

Discovery Certificates

Einstein@Home Radio Pulsar Search Paper Published

Rynaldo Stoltz
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Hi Holmes Thank you kindly

Hi Holmes

Thank you kindly for your quick response ! This helps a great deal. Now, it's just for the 2nd question :)

Thank you so much

Regards

Holmis
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Ah somehow I missed the

Ah somehow I missed the second part...

You can't tell from the graphics if you discover a pulsar or not as there needs to be some post processing of the results before anyone can tell if something interesting was found or not.

Normally there are news posted on the front page when a batch of discoveries are released. Other than that there are links on the front page to all discoveries so far. Look under the "Science information and progress reports" heading.

Rynaldo Stoltz
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Fantastic ! I will most

Fantastic ! I will most certainly have a look :)

Tell me , does the E@H "Coincidence" display on SETI MapView have any relation to some graphical "notification" of pulsar/wave detection possibilities/candidates or is this feature on MapView something completely different. Furthermore, (generally speaking), how often are discoveries released ?

This should do it :)

Thank you so much for your help Holmis

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I've never used that program

I've never used that program so can't help you there, sorry...

As to how often results are released has to do with the data we analyze and if we actually discover anything. Looking back through the news on the front page there doesn't seem to be any big announcements for about a year now, but in that time several research papers have been published.

Hopefully someone from the project can chime in and give an update on current progress!

Logforme
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As I understand it the

As I understand it the project have spent much of the last year looking in the direction towards the galactic rim. Fewer stars and fewer possible pulsars.
However, new data looking towards galactic center has been feed to the crunchers recently, so I have cleared a space on my wall for the certificate I will surely earn soon :)

b166er
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i was wondering about

i was wondering about notifications of detections to so thank you for this post and also thats so awesome E@H gives you a certificate, i have afew already for participation and feel even tho i dont do this for a reward its really nice to be rewarded anyway lol :D thank you E@H <3

Benjamin Knispel
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Hi guys, as for the radio

Hi guys,

as for the radio pulsar searches, we are currently running two projects. One is re-analysing data from the Parkes radio telescope, going up to higher pulsar spin frequencies as before. You can read up on this search here in the forums. The second radio pulsar search is running on data from the PALFA survey with the Arecibo telescope. The survey has recently been producing fresh data looking at the inner part of the Galaxy. We are processing these as the data flow in; currently your computers are crunching through a batch of data observed in May 2015. When we find new pulsar candidates and confirm them with a follow-up observation, we usually post a news item about this as soon as possible. They are also posted on this webpage.

The Fermi Gamma-ray Pulsar (FGRP) search has made four discoveries in its first analysis round (FGRP1). Currently, a highly optimised version of this analysis is running on the Fermi data. We are very optimistic that the combination of an improved search code and more data should lead to more discoveries. We will keep you posted on the progress of this search as well.

On the gravitational-wave side of things we are currently performing the second stage of a deep follow-up of candidate signals from the previous search run on the LIGO S6 data. It would be sensational, if one of the candidates turned out to be real because it would be the first direct detection of gravitational waves ever.

By the way, you can get updates on all of our searches from the Einstein@Home newsletter, the first of which was sent out in April. You can read it in our forums. The next newsletter should come out in a couple of weeks.

Cheers,
Benjamin

 

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