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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Born 1970, United States. I'm a VFX engineer who joined up with SETI@Home in 2004. Been crunching off and on, lately more "on"
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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.

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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 · Comment


Maintenance shutdown
Tomorrow (28th October 2017) our servers will be switched off due to electricity maintenance works in servers room. 27 Oct 2017, 16:08:26 UTC · Comment


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


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