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Albert Einstein suggested long ago that we are adrift in a universe filled with waves from space. Colliding black holes, collapsing stars, and spinning compact celestial objects such as pulsars create ripples in the fabric of space and time that subtly distort the world around us. These gravitational waves have eluded scientists for nearly a century. Exciting new experiments may let them catch the waves in action and open a whole new window on the universe - but they need your help to do it!

What is [email protected]?

[email protected] is a project developed to search data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US and from the GEO600 gravitational wave observatory in Germany for signals coming from extremely dense, rapidly rotating stars. Such sources are believed to be either quark stars or neutron stars, and a subclass of these are already observed by conventional means as pulsars or X-ray emitting celestial objects. Scientists believe that some of these compact stars may not be perfectly spherical, and if so, they should emit characteristic gravitational waves, which LIGO and GEO600 may begin to detect in coming months.

Bruce Allen of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's (UWM) LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) group is leading the development of the [email protected] project.

[email protected] is one, small part of the LSC scientific program. It is being set up as a distributed computing project, which means that it relies on computer time donated by private computer users like you to search for gravity wave-emitting compact stars.

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Sign up now! Related to: News article: Thousands join hunt for gravitational waves

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://chronovisor.timetravelinstitute.com/threads/einstein-home.63/

This project is still very much active, and one I just started running on my second PC:


This is pretty easy to set up if you’re interested in joining, and there are some other projects you can donate your CPU time to as well.

I just started going with this, and once I earn a “credit” I’ll create a Time Travel Institute Team people can join :slight_smile: I’ll update this thread then!

In the meantime, it’s just signing up on the main Einstein site and downloading the client from here:


This reminds me of Seti @ home. Is it related to it?

Yeah that one used the same client download as above, but that project looks to be dead now:

I remember running some [email protected] stuff on TPN and Paranormalis at some point though, was fun wondering whether I’d be the one to find something LOL.

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Yeah, the thrill of maybe finding something was awesome. Even though the chances of finding anything were near zero. lol

Now that I have a few credits under my belt (47,000!), I was able to create a team:

I’d encourage everyone to join if they have the time, help further the science of physics (and time travel!).

Hey, @Cosmo . I’ll join, but check out the website on the team and remove the https:// from the link, cause it’s not working.

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Fixed! Good catch :slight_smile:

No problem. I think that’s good, right ?



ehy i was an active member of seti at home