PULSAR SURVEY

A state-of-the-art pulsar survey to aid gravitational wave detection efforts through pulsar timing

 Coordinatore MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. 

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Karl-Heinz
Cognome: Böckelmann
Email: send email
Telefono: 49228525242
Fax: 49228525409

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 165˙532 €
 EC contributo 165˙532 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-03-01   -   2012-02-29

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Karl-Heinz
Cognome: Böckelmann
Email: send email
Telefono: 49228525242
Fax: 49228525409

DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 165˙532.98

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survey    discoveries    array    gravitational    pulsar    timing    source    detection    first    list    pulsars    sky   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'We propose to undertake the first state-of-the-art, all-sky survey for pulsars in the Northern sky since long. The main aim is to discover highly stable pulsars with milli-second periods, which can be used in a so-called "pulsar timing array" to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The recent technological developments at the Effelsberg telescope near Bonn (Germany) are expected to make the survey speed much higher and the sensitivity to the most rapidly rotating pulsars far better than any previous all-sky survey undertaken in the North. The expected discoveries will boost pulsar research in Europe and strengthen Europe's involvement in the global efforts at gravitational wave detection. Concurrently, we plan to optimise the observing strategy for the European pulsar timing array through multi-frequency investigations of the current source list and through optimisation of that source list with new discoveries.'

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