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Einstein@Home Screensaver

Launched on 16 May 2005, the Einstein@Home screensaver helped hundreds with the search for gravitational waves without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.
Albert Einstein suggested long ago that we are adrift in a universe filled with waves from space. Colliding black holes, collapsing stars and pulsars create ripples in the fabric of space and time that subtly distort the world around us. These gravitational waves have eluded scientists for nearly a century. Exciting new experiments may let them catch the waves in action and open a whole new window on the universe - but they need your help to do it!

Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer's idle time to search for pulsars using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors.

To find out more information about the LIGO and GEO experiments and to download the Einstein@Home screensaver go to

Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics project supported by the American Physical Society and a number of international organisations.