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Universe@home project's two main goals are:
  1. to provide scientist with a necessary computational power and
  2. to provide the way of involvement for anyone equipped with a computer and willing to take part in the research
Our simulations deal with fundamental problems of the Universe, which cannot be investigated in a laboratory. From the birth of stars to the utmost energetic supernova explosions, nature still astonishes us but at the same time leaves ways for scientific examination. ... More..
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I am from Tucson, AZ. I am 87. I have been using computers since 1981. I enjoy most anything connected with space, and science. I am retired from the...

Our paper on the famous double neutron star merger
My apologies for letting you know so late! In the previous year a very important paper appeared which partially used results from the Universe@Home project.

An international cooperation led by prof. Belczynski investigated the importance of different evolutionary scenarios leading to a double neutron star merger. The work was motivated by the ground-breaking discovery of GW170817 made by LIGO/Virgo collaboration (see e.g. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/press-release-gw170817). The scenarios included the isolated binary evolution which was exclusively calculated on U@H. The simulations showed that among currently considered formation scenarios this one is the most promising. Such a result may lead to a larger interest put in isolated binary evolution simulations and, consequently, to the results obtained thanks to the cooperation of thousands of U@H volunteers.

The original work can be found for example here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.00632
5 Mar 2019, 13:31:56 UTC · Discuss

We got a grant!
As Krzysztof have already said, we got a grant in the Maestro program. It will allow to continue the project for the next few years. We hope that the project will still provide an exceptionally computational power for the science.

The Maestro program of the National Science Centre aims at providing funding for pioneering research. The research should be done by groups led by senior scientists. The projects must result in extending our understanding of physical phenomena and potentially lead to scientific discoveries. It is one of the biggest funding programs of the NSC.

You can read about the scientific goals here

for Polish see
28 Feb 2019, 14:37:24 UTC · Discuss

It looks like we got some funding for our project :)
More info tomorrow (or in next few days) :)
20 Feb 2019, 5:07:18 UTC · Discuss

Problems sorted :)
Recently we had some problems with validation process. Now the problems are sorted and all WU's from new batch are pointed correctly.
Also, new applications version are available for:
Windows 64bit
Linux x86_64

At the moment there is no app for Android but I hope it will be available soon.
5 Feb 2019, 14:42:43 UTC · Discuss

Server site maintenance break between 11th and 13th January
I just get message form server room staff:

"Dear all
A big shutdown of our network is coming!
Due to the measurements of the power grid, we have to switch off
the computer network in the whole building from 11 to 13 January 2019.
During this time, no computers will be working and even there will be
no voltage in the electrical sockets.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we have little influence on it.
Best regards
8 Jan 2019, 15:56:53 UTC · Discuss

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