Do you know that your computer can help research advance? Check out how.

What is Einstein@Home?

Einstein@Home uses your computer’s idle time for research. Einstein@Home volunteers have already discovered more than three dozen new neutron stars. In September 2015, gravitational waves were detected for the first time since Einstein’s prediction a century ago. Einstein@Home searches for continuous gravitational waves and detects binary black hole mergers.

What do you do?

If you want to participate, you need to follow the ‘Join Einstein@Home’ instructions. It takes only a minute to register, and little or no maintenance is needed for running Einstein@Home. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS X computers. Read about the progress made in research in the reports.

Relation to school topics

Stars, the science of astronomy, gravity

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