About the project

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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Estoy encantado de poder trabajar para la ciencia de una forma tan sencilla como la que ofrece BOINC

Server upgrade
Tomorrow (24th October 2018) I will attempt to update BOINC server software.

This will cause number of server stops and possible some our web site problems.
23 Oct 2018, 17:26:27 UTC · Discuss

Server room renovation
Between 13-18 April the server room in Astronomical Center will be renovated. Therefore, our servers will probably be shut down.

Sorry for the inconvenience!
5 Apr 2018, 7:18:47 UTC · Discuss

BHDB application
On our server just start new BHDB (Black Hole Database) application.
First work units release will be testing one, to check if everything is ok with application and points system :)

In near future we will publish more information about it.
9 Mar 2018, 14:40:44 UTC · Discuss

Meltown and Spectre
As you know, security issues arrive to computers world (Meltdown and Spectre)...
Yes, we work on it, but the problem is that is still no patch for this bugs, so we decide to slow down until "big boys" find solution...
27 Jan 2018, 0:23:38 UTC · Discuss

Next paper published in the Astrophysical Journal
Simulations done with the use of Universe@Home and the analysis performed in the cooperation between University of Warsaw (Poland) and University of Ferrara (Italy) resulted in a research paper publication in the Astrophycial Journal, one of the highest ranked scientific journals worldwide! The article can be found on arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.01586

The research on hypothetical quark stars was the first of its kind and gave a few very interesting conclusions. Although we showed that the presence of these objects cannot be proved or rejected on the base of available observations, quark stars have a potential to explain the long gamma ray burst phenomena and the so called "strangelets pollution" problem.


Symulacje wykonane z wykorzystaniem Universe@Home i analiza wyników przeprowadzona we współpracy pomiędzy uniwersytetami w Warszawie i w Ferrarze (Włochy) zaowocowały publikacją w the Astrophysical Journal, który jest jednym z najbardziej prestiżowych czasopism naukowych na świecie!. Artykuł można znaleźć na stronie arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.01586 (po angielsku)

Te badania nad hipotetycznymi gwiazdami kwarkowymi były pierwszymi w swoim rodzaju i dały parę bardzo ciekawych wyników. Chociaż wciąż nie możemy potwierdzić ani zaprzeczyć istnieniu tych obiektów na podstawie dostępnych obserwacji, to gwiazdy kwarkowe mogą potencjalnie wyjasnić takie zjawiska jak długie błyski gamma, czy problem tzw. "zaniczyszczenia kwarkami dziwnymi".
6 Nov 2017, 11:09:53 UTC · Discuss

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