what sciences is einstein@home doing?

Jan Inge
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I understand that we are looking for spinning neutron stars (pulsars). I looked for some information about the sciences einstein is doing on this webpage, but i could not find any.
What is the point in looking for them?
What do we get if we find anything?

Dennis
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what sciences is einstein@home doing?

> I understand that we are looking for spinning neutron stars (pulsars). I
> looked for some information about the sciences einstein is doing on this
> webpage, but i could not find any.
> What is the point in looking for them?
> What do we get if we find anything?
>

try this older thread:
http://einsteinathome.org/node/187857

Notice that the name of our results give an indication of where the data came from and what frequency our search was over.

for one of my WU named:
H1_0510.9__0511.4_0.1_T01_Test02_0

it was from Hanford (H1) and they started the look at 510.9 Hertz and my Wu was working around 511.4 Hz.

Those Pulsars rotate at a given speed and we are look at data and trying to see if there are any out there rotating 511.4 times a second (for this example)

That is the best I can figure out right now. But they should tell us more later (and perhaps correct my guess).

Dennis

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> I understand that we are

> I understand that we are looking for spinning neutron stars (pulsars). I
> looked for some information about the sciences einstein is doing on this
> webpage, but i could not find any.
> What is the point in looking for them?
> What do we get if we find anything?
>

more Info to this

http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/

http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LIGO_web/about/

http://cgwp.gravity.psu.edu/

http://www.cc.rochester.edu/college/rtc/Borge/overview.html

and about Albert Einstein

http://www.westegg.com/einstein/#quotes

and for the German Users

http://www.einstein-online.info/index.html

Greetings from Germany NRW
Ulli
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Jan Inge
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> more Info to this > >

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cIclops
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> I understand that we are

> I understand that we are looking for spinning neutron stars (pulsars). I
> looked for some information about the sciences einstein is doing on this
> webpage, but i could not find any.
> What is the point in looking for them?

To verify the existence of gravitational waves.

> What do we get if we find anything?

The satisfaction of being involved in a major scientific discovery and maybe your name in a footnote :)

--
searching for gravitational waves since 2005

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I dont no exactly, but at

I dont no exactly, but at least i feel that I am contributing to the good of the future generations.
http://www.theflyingpatient.com

Mike Hewson
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RE: I understand that we

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I understand that we are looking for spinning neutron stars (pulsars). I looked for some information about the sciences einstein is doing on this webpage, but i could not find any.


We're looking for evidence of gravitational waves, and hence the events that cause them. These are disturbances in spacetime produced by really, really massive things falling together - fortunately for us some distance away. It's roughly like flicking a rug and causing a quiver at the other side, but a very stiff rug which needs quite a yank to produce even the smallest of movements. E@H tries to sift through the data emitted from the LIGO's, each of which is a pair of long laser resonant cavities at right angles, and 'listen' to the spacetime wiggles. Largely the challenge has been to reduce a myriad of other influences ( besides wiggling spacetime ) that causes these devices to jiggle.

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What is the point in looking for them?


Curiosity ultimately. More knowledge about the nature of this universe. Past, present and future. It probably won't have quite the technological spin-offs like, say, the Apollo missions did ( teflon, velcro..... ) though.

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What do we get if we find anything?


Warm inner glow! :-)
Cheers, Mike.

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