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Pulsar group gazing out to sea
Members of the pulsar group contemplate their next great pulsar discovery on the 2008 annual retreat.
Credit: Sarah Burke (Swinburne)

The Swinburne Pulsar Group is part of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, hosted by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We are actively involved in the research and development of new technologies that enable the discovery, timing and exploration of the radio Universe on the shortest timescales. Together with our colleagues at Caltech, Berkeley and the Australia Telescope we have developed several generations of instrumentation for precision pulsar timing that involve custom FPGA-based hardware and large supercomputing clusters. Our software instruments are used in many institutes around the world for both pulsar and VLBI research.

Recent News

28 May 2013: Swinburne to lead design of SKA pulsar signal processor
13 June 2010: The HTRU survey discovered its 50th pulsar
9 June 2010 Research on transient radio bursts submitted to Nature
4 May 2010 First light from CASPSR, our new GPU-based pulsar instrument at Parkes
12 Dec 2009: Binary millisecond pulsar with planetary mass companion discovered
12 June 2009: Radio-loud magnetar discovered