Introduction... From 1999 - 2020 I was a keen participant in SETI@home - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, reaching the top 10 in the UK. You can find me listed as 'BMH'. That project stopped releasing data in March 2020 so I chose to switch to Einstein@Home. I had been a casual participant in this project since 2005, but only occasionally contributing, such as when SETI was not providing work or there was a particular event to take part in.

Einstein@Home uses a computer's idle time to search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (often called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors, the Arecibo radio telescope, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. - Link

I participated in Einstein@Home through the winters of 2020-1 and 2021-2, i.e. during the UK's winter months (November - March) when the excess heat produced by my computers could be put to use within my home. There was a compromise with how much electricity was required to participate along with how much money I was prepared to spend on computer parts, such as graphics cards and suitable power supplies. In March 2022, with rising energy costs, I powered down early to save electricity, but now, as of November, I'm starting to participate again.

I have been a member of team GPUUG since 21 November 2014.

This section of my website is built around a similar theme of the official Einstein@Home website; I intended to keep it updated with progress reports and developments.

  • [23 January 2021] Anton Petrov on Youtube released this video which includes information about research into Gravity Waves and the use of the LIGO detectors:

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