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NANOGrav

(North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves)
(effort to detect gravitational waves through pulsar timing)

NANOGrav (North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves) is a Pulsar Timing Array (PTA), incorporating Arecibo Observatory (NAIC) and the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). It is an effort to detect Gravitational Waves (GW) through comparison of the timing of observed Pulsar (PSR) cycles.

Similar efforts are the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) in Australia and the European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA). All the efforts collaborate and coordinate as the International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA).


(consortium,gravitational waves,pulsars,timing,distributed)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Nanohertz_Observatory_for_Gravitational_Waves
http://nanograv.org/

Referenced by:
Gravitational Wave (GW)
International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA)
Nanohertz Gravitational Waves
Pulsar Timing Array (PTA)

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