Dear Einstein@Home volunteer,
I want to share some good news with you.
For more than a year, Einstein@Home has been using about one-third of the available computer time to search for radio pulsars in data from the Arecibo Observatory. I'm happy to report that we found our first radio pulsar last month: PSR J2007+2722.
It is still not sure, but this appears to be a rare type of object called a Disrupted Recycled Pulsar. The discovery was published on-line by the journal Science, on Thursday August 12th.
Congratulations to our volunteers Chris and Helen Colvin (Ames, Iowa,
USA) and Daniel Gebhardt (Universitaet Mainz, Musikinformatik, German), whose computers discovered the pulsar with the highest significance!
Further details of this first Einstein@Home discovery may be found in the main news item posted on the Einstein@Home web site, at http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/
. You can also use Google News and similar searches, with keywords like 'pulsar' or 'J2007+2722'
or 'Einstein@Home' to find recent news articles about the discovery, in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and other languages.
So far, Einstein@Home has only analyzed about half of the Arecibo data set. Due to improvements in the instrumentation, the more recent data is better-quality than the older data, so I am sure there are other interesting objects to be discovered!
If you have trouble getting Einstein@Home to run, you may search our user forums for help (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_index.php
or post a message asking for assistance in the "Getting Started" forum at http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_forum.php?id=5
Info aussi dispo sur le site du projet. C'est bon ca!!