As one of the research groups of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, we form part of the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom. We have many collaborations with other research groups across the world including the ATNF with whom we are the main partners in the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey.
|The Lovell Telescope - In 2002, the panels making up the surface of the Lovell Telescope have been replaced with new ones cut from galvanised steel. Have a look at the pictures.||The Crab Nebula - Obtain the latest spin parameters of this exciting pulsar.|
|A New Southern Sky Pulsar Survey - A new survey covering the whole of the southern sky began in November 2008 at the Parkes 64-metre radio telescope in Australia.||Pulsar Timing Irregularities - The Jodrell Bank timing database provides one of the most useful archives for studying timing irregularities in pulsars. For example, we host a glitch catalogue here.|
|Pulsars and LOFAR - The LOFAR all sky survey is expected to uncover over 1,000 pulsars in the Northern Sky, adding significantly to the Galactic pulsar catalogue.||Pulsars and the SKA - Astronomers in Manchester are working out how to find and study radio pulsars with the Square Kilometre Array.|
|Gravitational Wave Background - Pulsar timing measurements can be used to detect a stochastic gravitational wave background created by cosmic strings.||The Double Pulsar - A recent discovery turns out to be unique in testing General Relativity.|
Formed in supernova explosions following the collapse of massive evolved stars, pulsars make superb cosmic clocks which are used to study some of the most extreme physics in the the universe. In these web pages, we hope to provide you with a glimpse of the research conducted here into the fascinating world of pulsar astronomy. You can find out all about pulsars and even listen to the sounds of pulsars, when a large radio telescope is connected to a loudspeaker. You can learn all about our group, about some of the technology we use to study them, such as our super-computer, COBRA, and about the publications describing the research conducted by members of the group. Additionally, these pages also provide access to a large number of resources for pulsar astronomers, such as local databases, including our monthly ephemeris of the Crab pulsar, a glitch catalogue, documentation on Jodrell Bank pulsar software tools, and links to other related sites around the world. Finally, you will find descriptions of possible PhD projects and MSc projects available to any new students who might care to join in this exciting research.