Sunday, February 20, 2005


Following in the footsteps of the very successful (in terms of participation, if not yet results) SETI@Home (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) screensaver, a similar mass-participation drive was launched today to analyze data in the search for gravity waves.

"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."

Just click on the title above to go to the University of Wisconsin website, where the program can be downloaded.

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