Einstein@Home

By on February 19, 2005

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Einstein@home is a program that uses your computer’s idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.

Via PhysOrg.

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  1. “I am running Seti@home searching extraterrestrial signals. Would Einstein@home interfere with this process? I would like to add this new one, too.”

    They both are using a new ‘platform’ called BOINC which allows you to run multiple projects and decide how much of your resources to allocate to each.

    SETI@Home is in the process of switching over and your account will be transferred… just check out http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/ for all the info.

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