Einstein@Home uses private computers to process LIGO and GEO 600 data. Private computer owners can download software onto their computers that receives data from a central server. The computers process the data when they are not being used for other things, like email or word processing. Then, the computers send the processed data back to the server and can get more to analyze. Einstein@Home doesn’t affect how computers perform and you can stop it any time.
Thus, Einstein@Home is your chance to confirm one of Einstein’s most important predictions!
United States of America
Company contact details
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Brief business history
Bruce Allen from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee developed the Einstein@Home project. Einstein@Home is based on SETI@Home, a similar program looking for signs of extraterrestrial life in data from the radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory. The pioneering developer of SETI@Home, David Anderson, is also helping with Einstein@Home.