Gravitational Wave S6 Directed Search (CasA) launched

July 17, 2013

After a pause of about two weeks Einstein@Home is searching for gravitational waves again. The new search application is called "Gravitational Wave S6 Directed Search (CasA)". It is the first "directed" search performed by Einstein@Home, targeting only at a single direction in the sky ("Cassiopeia A").

This search uses new data files, so be prepared for a larger initial download (>100MB).


Gravitational Wave S6 LineVeto search (extended) ending

June 04, 2013

Einstein@Home is slowly but steadily finishing the current Gravitational Wave search. The data used for this search will not be re-used for subsequent searches. This means that our "locality scheduling" won't be as effective as before to keep the download volume low. In this finishing phase you may receive tasks that require you to download 100MB or more to process. If you don't want this to happen, you may suspend the Einstein@Home project for a week or opt-out of that application in your EInstein@Home preferences (on "your account" page).


Please register YOUR support for eLISA!

May 08, 2013

In September, the European Space Agency will begin the formal competition for its second "large" satellite mission, L2. The space-based gravitational-wave observatory eLISA (evolved Laser Interferometer Satellite Antenna) will be one of the contendors. There is a web site where members of the public can register their support for eLISA. This takes just a minute, and is an easy way for you to support future efforts to detect and study gravitational waves and gravitational-wave sources!