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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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American Astronomical Society featured our research!
AAS Nova, a service run by American Astronomical Society, featured our research on ultraluminous X-ray sources! Authors of the note emphasize the fact that data was acquired through volunteer computing. You can see the note on
http://aasnova.org/2017/09/29/identifying-bright-x-ray-beasts/

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AAS Nova, serwis prowadzony przez Amerykańskie Towarzystwo Astronomiczne, wyróżnił nasze badania nad ultrajasnymi źródłami rentgenowskimi. Autorzy informacji podkreślili, że dane zostały otrzymane przez obliczenia wolontariackie. Artykuł można znaleźć pod (english only):
http://aasnova.org/2017/09/29/identifying-bright-x-ray-beasts/
2 Oct 2017, 18:53:34 UTC · Comment


Server task generating breake...
As some users are reporting serious problems with finished WU's uploading I have to dry server, unload queue to get more info what's happaend.
So, we will not generate new taks at least for next two-three weeks.
30 Sep 2017, 0:27:25 UTC · Comment


Our result files
Some results of all of us work are available now under "Server->Our results" menu.
There are also files with processed data available for all interested in this subject.

In next few days I will add also files for QuarkStars application entry.
28 Sep 2017, 22:24:51 UTC · Comment


Research on ULXs finally published!
For a few month we were analyzing a vast amount of data we acquired thanks to the project and finally we published our results. You can find the article here (https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.06155).

Thanks to a large amount of data, we were able to show that ULXs might indeed be a very short phase of extreme accretion in XRBs and not any exotic objects. Our side-result showed that a non-monotonic relation exist between the number of ULXs in a galaxy and the average metallicity (i.e. fraction of heavy ions in stars), which may be useful for obtaining additional information about stellar populations.

We plan to make further research in this field!
26 Sep 2017, 22:07:58 UTC · Comment


Maintenance break
We are planning maintenance break on 28th and 29th of August.

In this two days we will move main server and work station to new location and also we will connect another new server.

The new server will be used as storage machine to serve our results database on Internet and make it available for every interested person or institution.
18 Aug 2017, 15:17:58 UTC · Comment


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