Three new pulsars found in Parkes Multi-Beam Pulsar Survey (PMPS) data!

Einstein@Home volunteers have discovered three more new radio pulsars in data from the Parkes Multi-Beam Pulsar Survey (PMPS). Congratulations to:

  • * Rolf Schuster, Neu-Isenburg, Germany
    * Rudzik Boguslaw Sobczak, Krakow, Poland
    * Sirko Rosenberg, Bautzen, Germany
    * Steve Mellor, Perth WA, Australia
    * Ton van Born, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    * Darren Chase, Adelaide, South Australia

Further details about these new discoveries can be found on this web page and will be published in due course. These discoveries bring the Einstein@Home discovery total to 9 new radio pulsars in the first two months of 2012!

Bruce Allen
Director, Einstein@Home

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Three new pulsars found in Parkes Multi-Beam Pulsar Survey (PMPS

Please forgive my naivete, I would like to know how it happens, how specific people get credit when something is found.

Thanks.

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RE: Please forgive my

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Please forgive my naivete, I would like to know how it happens, how specific people get credit when something is found.


Because the relevant work unit - that revealed the pulsar signal - was processed by their computer ( or one registered on their account ). As we duplicate the processing ( two results per quorum ) then there are two discoverers per find. Think of it like a 'lucky dip' ... will the next work unit on your computer be a winner ?:-)

As for the discoveries - WOW !! :-)

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) Where are these beams pointing galaxy wise, at present ??

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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RE: RE: Please forgive my

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Please forgive my naivete, I would like to know how it happens, how specific people get credit when something is found.

Because the relevant work unit - that revealed the pulsar signal - was processed by their computer ( or one registered on their account ). As we duplicate the processing ( two results per quorum ) then there are two discoverers per find. Think of it like a 'lucky dip' ... will the next work unit on your computer be a winner ?:-)


Absolutely right!

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As for the discoveries - WOW !! :-)


Also absolutely right. We are "on a roll'! Nine in 2012 is more than one new pulsar per week.

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( edit ) Where are these beams pointing galaxy wise, at present ??


The observations these days are in the galactic plane, inwards pointing. You can see a map of the Arecibo points we have searched so far here, under Sky Maps at the bottom.

These most recent discoveries are in the Parkes PMPS data, which Einstein@Home finished processing some time ago and which are being post-processed by a new method, originally developed for the PALFA/Arecibo data.

Cheers,
Bruce

Director, Einstein@Home

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WOW! This is really a nice

WOW! This is really a nice set of discoveries. Congrats to all involved!

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so if you process more data

so if you process more data for the project the more of a chance you have at finding some thing..

thanks for the input..

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Nice going. Had me exited

Nice going. Had me exited there before I realized you reanimated a ONE YEAR old post.
BTW. Isn't it time for a new batch of discoveries soon? :)

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Isn't it time for a new batch of discoveries

Well, we are currently processing mostly "outer galaxy" beams from the Arecibo survey, where (detectable) pulsars are expected to be much rarer than towards the center of our galaxy.

While it's a bit quieter on the discovery front, we are doing the paperwork that piled up and prepare new data to process.

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