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IDENTIFICATION

Start date : 2005/02/19
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 and an International Year of Astronomy 2009 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations. Einstein@Home uses volounteers computer's idle time to perform physical calculations. Purpose Search for evidence from LIGO detectors of continuous gravitational wave sources from rapidly spinning non-axisymmetric neutron stars, and radio telescope data searching for radio pulsars. ? Research question "Einstein suggested that we live in a universe full of gravitational waves. He proposed that exploding stars, colliding black holes and other violent events create waves that alter space and time. We have not detected these waves yet because it requires tools sensitive enough to measure very small effects. It’s like trying to detect a change in the distance from the earth to the sun equal to the width of an atom." (Einstein@Home All Sky Search link) According to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, a pulsar that is not perfectly round acts as a gravitational-wave generator, stirring up ripples in the fabric of space-time.

TEAM

MAIN TEAM LOCATION
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Project team page Leader: Institution: Partner institutions: Contact:

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE:
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY: distributed intelligence


GAMING GENRE NONE
GAMING ELEMENTS: NONE

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description

Interaction with objects

Interface

  • Data type to manipulate: none - N/A
  • interface enjoyment: not cool/attractive
  • Interface usability:

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial: Somewhat
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: Somewhat
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance: Somewhat
  • Collective performance:
  • Research progress: Somewhat

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: website, forum
  • Social Network: Twitter, Facebook, other
  • Member profiles:: N/A
  • Member profile elements: photo
NEWS & EVENTS

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based) 335 000
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): maybe
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other: Forum : Very active, some threads with over 20,000 views and 700 posts

Social software site : Fairly active

Volunteers are driven by the fantastic results that their research creates, to date 24 pulsars have been found.

The creation of teams that volunteers can join really creates a sense of community and ethic of group work. Volunteers meet up in teams and collect credit in team (great motivator).

  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/
Start date: 2005/02/19
End date: Still open
Infrastructure: BOINC

2 TEAM

Official team page:
Leader:




3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > Gravitational Physics (physics)

3.2 Description

Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 and an International Year of Astronomy 2009 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations. Einstein@Home uses volounteers computer's idle time to perform physical calculations.

3.3 Purpose.

Search for evidence from LIGO detectors of continuous gravitational wave sources from rapidly spinning non-axisymmetric neutron stars, and radio telescope data searching for radio pulsars.

3.4 Research question.

"Einstein suggested that we live in a universe full of gravitational waves. He proposed that exploding stars, colliding black holes and other violent events create waves that alter space and time. We have not detected these waves yet because it requires tools sensitive enough to measure very small effects. It’s like trying to detect a change in the distance from the earth to the sun equal to the width of an atom." (Einstein@Home All Sky Search link) According to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, a pulsar that is not perfectly round acts as a gravitational-wave generator, stirring up ripples in the fabric of space-time.

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 .

4.2 .

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: YES Thinking: NO
Sensing: NO Gaming: NO
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: Gaming elements:
Interface
Data type to manipulate: none - N/A interface enjoyment: not cool/attractive
Interface usability:
Member profiles::N/A
Member profile elements: photo


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: SOMEWHAT
Training sequence: SOMEWHAT
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: Somewhat
collective performance: YES
research progress: YES

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication: website, forum
Social Network: Twitter, Facebook, other

Main news site: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_index.php
Frequency of project news updates: N/A
Type of events: MeetUps, other
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based): 335 000
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): maybe
Has team work N/A

Other information about community: Forum : Very active, some threads with over 20,000 views and 700 posts Social software site : Fairly active

Volunteers are driven by the fantastic results that their research creates, to date 24 pulsars have been found.

The creation of teams that volunteers can join really creates a sense of community and ethic of group work. Volunteers meet up in teams and collect credit in team (great motivator).
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Yes [[has completion level::Medium]




Yes Gravitational Physics Natural sciences physics Search for evidence from LIGO detectors of continuous gravitational wave sources from rapidly spinning non-axisymmetric neutron stars, and radio telescope data searching for radio pulsars. "Einstein suggested that we live in a universe full of gravitational waves. He proposed that exploding stars, colliding black holes and other violent events create waves that alter space and time. We have not detected these waves yet because it requires tools sensitive enough to measure very small effects. It’s like trying to detect a change in the distance from the earth to the sun equal to the width of an atom." (Einstein@Home All Sky Search link) According to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, a pulsar that is not perfectly round acts as a gravitational-wave generator, stirring up ripples in the fabric of space-time.

Einstein@home


distributed intelligence none - N/A, other: Thinking: no Computing: yes Sensing: no Gaming: no


not cool/attractive

N/A N/A N/A N/A yes yes

N/A photo maybe website, forum Twitter, Facebook, other MeetUps, other

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_index.php 335 000 N/A Forum : Very active, some threads with over 20,000 views and 700 posts Social software site : Fairly active

Volunteers are driven by the fantastic results that their research creates, to date 24 pulsars have been found.

The creation of teams that volunteers can join really creates a sense of community and ethic of group work. Volunteers meet up in teams and collect credit in team (great motivator).


N/A


Medium



Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY


"Einstein@Home All Sky Search". American Physical Society (2006)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060504233801/http://www.einsteinathome.org/about/allsky.html
💬   Archived from the original on 2006-05-04

"Einstein@Home All Sky Search". American Physical Society (2006)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060504233801/http://www.einsteinathome.org/about/allsky.html
Archived from the original on 2006-05-04
Facts about "Einstein@home"
Developed withBOINC client software + and BOINC server software +
Has Haklay typology leveldistributed intelligence +
Has additional informationArchived from the original on 2006-05-04 +
Has authorAmerican Physical Society +
Has citizen science subject areaphysics +
Has collective performance feedbackyes +
Has community managementForum : Very active, some threads with ove
Forum : Very active, some threads with over 20,000 views and 700 posts

Social software site : Fairly active

Volunteers are driven by the fantastic results that their research creates, to date 24 pulsars have been found.

The creation of teams that volunteers can join really creates a sense of community and ethic of group work. Volunteers meet up in teams and collect credit in team (great motivator).
collect credit in team (great motivator). +
Has community managermaybe +
Has community toolsWebsite + and Forum +
Has completion levelMedium +
Has data types to manipulatenone - N/A +
Has date2,006 +
Has event typesMeetUps + and Other +
Has field of scienceGravitational Physics +
Has individual performance feedbackN/A +
Has infrastructureBOINC +
Has interface attractivitynot cool/attractive +
Has linkhttp://web.archive.org/web/20060504233801/http://www.einsteinathome.org/about/allsky.html +
Has member profile elementsphoto +
Has member profilesN/A +
Has number of forum members335,000 +
Has peer to peer guidanceN/A +
Has project access URLhttp://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ +
Has project descriptionEinstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2
Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 and an International Year of Astronomy 2009 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations. Einstein@Home uses volounteers computer's idle time to perform physical calculations.
dle time to perform physical calculations. +
Has project nameEinstein@home +
Has project news sitehttp://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/forum_index.php +
Has project news updatesN/A +
Has project purposeSearch for evidence from LIGO detectors of continuous gravitational wave sources from rapidly spinning non-axisymmetric neutron stars, and radio telescope data searching for radio pulsars. +
Has project start dateFebruary 19, 2005 +
Has publication typeother +
Has research progress feedbackyes +
Has research question"Einstein suggested that we live in a universe full of gravitational waves. He proposed that exploding stars +, colliding black holes and other violent ev
colliding black holes and other violent events create waves that alter space and time. We have not detected these waves yet because it requires tools sensitive enough to measure very small effects. It’s like trying to detect a change in the distance from the earth to the sun equal to the width of an atom." (Einstein@Home All Sky Search link) According to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity +, a pulsar that is not perfectly round acts as a gravitational-wave generator + and stirring up ripples in the fabric of space-time. +
Has social software sitesTwitter +, Facebook + and other +
Has subject areaNatural sciences +
Has team workN/A +
Has title"Einstein@Home All Sky Search" +
Has training sequenceN/A +
Has tutorials and documentationN/A +
Has volonteer computingyes +
Has volonteer gamingno +
Has volonteer sensingno +
Has volonteer thinkingno +
Is opentrue +
Last editionSeptember 25, 2013 +