The European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA) is a multi-institutional, multi-telescope collaboration, with the goal of using high-precision pulsar timing to directly detect gravitational waves. In this paper we discuss the EPTA member telescopes, current achieved timing precision and near-future goals. We report a preliminary upper limit to the amplitude of a gravitational wave background. We also discuss the Large European Array for Pulsars, in which the five major European telescopes involved in pulsar timing will be combined to provide a coherent array that will give similar sensitivity to the Arecibo radio telescope, and larger sky coverage.
|Number of pages
|Classical and Quantum Gravity
|Published - 21 Apr 2010
|8th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves - New York, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 2009 → 26 Jun 2009