An upgraded pulsar timing array for gravitational wave detection

  • Levin, Yuri (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bailes, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hobbs, George (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Manchester, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • van Straten, Willem (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Neutron stars are Nature's most stable clocks. Observations of a special class of neutron stars, millisecond
    pulsars, are very sensitive to passing waves generated by supermassive black holes in the Universe. This
    project will use the Parkes telescope to turn the millisecond pulsars into a Galaxy-dimensioned gravitational
    wave detector.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date21/01/1431/01/16

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD240,000.00