Brian's Einstein@Home Stuff


The Receivers... I find the technology and science behind a project such as Einstein@Home to be fascinating. In the sections to the right I collate my little bit of research (c/o Wikipedia and other sources) into the receivers that are used to collect the signals used for the prospect.

Einstein@Home uses your computer's idle time to search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (often called pulsars).

Neutron stars are detected by their pulsed radio and gamma-ray emission as radio and/or gamma-ray pulsars. They also might be observable as continuous gravitational wave sources if they are rapidly rotating and non-axisymmetrically deformed. [read more here]


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