The European Pulsar Timing Array:current efforts and a LEAP toward the future

Ferdman, R. D. ORCID:, van Haasteren, R., Bassa, C. G., Burgay, M., Cognard, I., Corongiu, A., D'Amico, N., Desvignes, G., Hessels, J. W. T., Janssen, G. H., Jessner, A., Jordan, C., Karuppusamy, R., Keane, E. F., Kramer, M., Lazaridis, K., Levin, Y., Lyne, A. G., Pilia, M., Possenti, A., Purver, M., Stappers, B., Sanidas, S., Smits, R. and Theureau, G. (2010) The European Pulsar Timing Array:current efforts and a LEAP toward the future. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27 (8). ISSN 0264-9381

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The European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA) is a multi-institutional, multi-telescope collaboration, with the goal of using high-precision pulsar timing to directly detect gravitational waves. In this paper we discuss the EPTA member telescopes, current achieved timing precision and near-future goals. We report a preliminary upper limit to the amplitude of a gravitational wave background. We also discuss the Large European Array for Pulsars, in which the five major European telescopes involved in pulsar timing will be combined to provide a coherent array that will give similar sensitivity to the Arecibo radio telescope, and larger sky coverage.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 03:57
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084014

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