Pulsars are rapidly rotating, strongly magnetised neutron stars with spin periods ranging from milliseconds to seconds. Although we currently know more than 3000 different pulsars across our Galaxy, there are a wide range of problems in fundamental physics that would benefit from continued searches. In the first half of my talk, I will elaborate on how pulsars serve as excellent test beds for different open questions and also talk about techniques used for radio pulsar searching. I will also discuss scientific highlights of recent surveys conducted with the MeerKAT radio telescope. In the second half of my talk, I will introduce Einstein @ Home, a volunteer distributed computing project that has been setup to search for pulsars for more than a decade. I will focus on searching for compact radio binary pulsars in globular clusters whose environment promotes the formation of a wide range of exotic binary pulsar systems.
Zoom link: https://icts-res-in.zoom.us/j/82305012358?pwd=MWdDMWtrMTlwTksvT3dUd3Q1K3R5UT09
Meeting ID: 823 0501 2358