Joined: 29 Jun 15
Hi folks. Last year, you guys helped analyze results from the Planck satellite by having your computers comb through millions of simulations of our universe, to help us understand if some curiosities in the Planck data were just statistical flukes, or if they were hints of a new discovery. In a bit more detail, the science behind these jobs was described here, and your results allowed us to write a paper which explored these questions (which we'll summarize in a future post). Along the way we also had a contest for who contributed the most computing power to these jobs, and we ultimately thanked winners MaDdCoW, 25000ghz[Lombardia], Rally1965 and team BOINC.Italy in the paper.
For those that aren't familiar with the way publication works, first a paper is submitted, then a referee replies with comments and requests for revisions, then the authors respond and the paper is eventually accepted or rejected. This is the stage we're currently in now, working on this response. As part of the response, it would be useful to analyze some more simulations, so starting today and continuing at least for a few weeks, we'll be adding back a bunch more Planck jobs.
Thanks again to all who contribute and happy crunching!