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Message 3424 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 13:31:56 UTC

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
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Message 3425 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 17:15:46 UTC - in response to Message 3424.  

That is quite satisfying. I am sure you can think of other interesting scenarios to work on also.
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Message 3426 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 20:09:00 UTC - in response to Message 3425.  

Actually, we think about it. For example, study on the involvement of quark stars in the GW170817 event is a part of the QuarkStars application. Although it is much more complicated than the classical isolated binary evolution, some results may appear soon.
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Message 3428 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 13:01:23 UTC

U@H needs to continue to maintain and promote itself as a valuable asset recognized by the scientific community in order to solidify it's future goals to be eligible for funding.
This is a great step in the right direction.
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Message 3441 - Posted: 23 Mar 2019, 1:11:35 UTC

Hola amigos. Saludos desde Acapulco México.Estubo interezante la caminata espacial.
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