Ralph Eatough

Postdoctoral researcher

Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy group

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Auf dem Hügel 69
53121 Bonn
Germany

Office: +49 (228) 525 122



Research


My research interests are pulsar searching and timing. In particular I am working on searches for relativistic binary pulsars such as compact double neutron star systems or even pulsar black-hole binaries. I have also been searching for pulsars around Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole candidate at the centre of the Milky Way. All of these systems can be used for precision tests of theories of gravtitation.

I'm also a member of the BlackHoleCam project team.



Selected publications


2017 -- "Detection of the magnetar SGR J1745-2900 up to 291 GHz with evidence of polarized millimetre emission"
NASA ADS link here.

2017 -- "BlackHoleCam: Fundamental physics of the galactic center"
NASA ADS link here.

2016 -- "Radio polarimetry of Galactic Centre pulsars"
NASA ADS link here.

2016 -- "The host galaxy of a fast radio burst"
NASA ADS link here.

2015 -- "Simultaneous multifrequency radio observations of the Galactic Centre magnetar
SGR J1745-2900"
NASA ADS link here.

2015 -- "Observing Radio Pulsars in the Galactic Centre with the Square Kilometre Array"
NASA ADS link here.

2015 -- "The High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey - XII. Galactic plane acceleration search and the discovery of 60 pulsars"
NASA ADS link here.

2014 -- "Pulsar-black hole binaries: prospects for new gravity tests with future radio telescopes"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "A strong magnetic field around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Galaxy"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "Can we see pulsars around Sgr A? The latest searches with the Effelsberg telescope"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "Einstein@Home Discovery of 24 Pulsars in the Parkes Multi-beam Pulsar Survey"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "A coherent acceleration search of the Parkes multibeam pulsar survey - techniques and the discovery and timing of 16 pulsars"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "The Northern High Time Resolution Universe Pulsar Survey I: Setup and initial discoveries"
NASA ADS link here.

2013 -- "Pulsar searches of Fermi unassociated sources with the Effelsberg telescope"
NASA ADS link here.

2010 -- "Selection of radio pulsar candidates using artificial neural networks"
NASA ADS link here.

2009 -- "An interference removal technique for radio pulsar searches"
NASA ADS link here.

PhD thesis:

"A search for relativistic binary pulsars in the Galactic plane" - Jodrell Bank Observatory (2005-2009). Get a gzipped postscript here or a pdf here.



Talks


This list is slowly being updated, but for now here is my latest talk (2017) and one of my first talks (2007).

20170907: IAUS 337: Pulsar Astrophysics -­ The Next 50 Years, Jodrell Bank Observatory, United Kingdom, "A magnetar at the heart of the Milky Way"

20070207: Jodrell Bank Journal Club, Jodrell Bank Observatory, United Kingdom, "Looking for Evidence of Light Pseudoscalar Bosons (Axions) in Double Neutron Star Systems"




Test data


Note: Some test data currently not available.
AEI test data 1: PM0059_01871_21_8bit.fil.gz
AEI test data 2: PM0059_01871_22_8bit.fil.gz

AEI test data 3: PM0055_01341_21_8bit.fil.gz
AEI test data 4: PM0055_01341_22_8bit.fil.gz

AEI test data 5: PA0054_00181_21_8bit.fil.gz
AEI test data 6: PA0054_00181_22_8bit.fil.gz

Oxford FFA test data: PM0056_001.tar.gz
Oxford FFA test data, PSR J1910+0358: PM0159_010C1.tim.gz
Oxford FFA test data, PSR J1237-6725: PM0159_024B1.tim.gz
Oxford FFA test data, PSR J1840-0815: PM0160_00131.tim.gz

Training DATA, PSR 1: pulsar1
Training data, BPSR 1 : binary_pulsar1

Double pulsar test data: here.
Selection of binary pulsar test data: here.

More pulsar data: here.
More pulsar data: here.
More pulsar data: here.

 
Last updated 20170420