Nataliya Porayko & Monthly Discussion

/Nataliya Porayko & Monthly Discussion

Nataliya Porayko & Monthly Discussion


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“Searching for Pulsars with Effelsberg”
Pulsars are fundamental tools for astronomy and physics. Every single new pulsar has the potential to provide an outstanding laboratory for a wide variety of physics, ranging from a better understanding of the stellar evolution to testing theories of gravity and placing limits on the equation-of-state.
Although more than 2500 pulsars have been found so far, most of them are normal isolated pulsars. Of the more rare objects, only 14 are double neutron star systems and just one is a double pulsar system. Moreover, no neutron star-black hole system has been detected to date.
With the aim of finding the most intriguing pulsars and the potential pulsar-black-hole binaries I have joined two major pulsar and radio transient surveys 1) The High Time Resolution Universe (HTRU) using 100-m Effelsberg and 64-m Parkes telescope, and 2) The survey led by the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). I will discuss the updates on the surveys, the development of a pulsar search pipeline and multi-beam Radio frequency interference mitigation techniques, and finalise with the new discoveries.

2018-04-09T09:27:01+00:00