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The Cagliari Pulsar Group

The Cagliari pulsar group is part of the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory. We study many aspects of pulsar astronomy including pulsar timing, the origin and evolution of pulsars, pulsar emission properties and mechanisms and the connection between radio pulsars and other neutron stars, as well as their environments

In the last decades we have actively participated in all major pulsar search experiments using the Parkes radio telescope: in the Parkes High-latitude survey we found the first double pulsar system J0737-3039A/B (Burgay et al. 2003, Nature; Lyne et al. 2004, Science); more recent experiments include the High Time Resolution Universe Survey, through which the astrophysical nature of Fast Radio Burst was finally assessed, and the ongoing SuPERB (Survey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts).

The Cagliari pulsar group is heavily involved in the development of the new 64-m Sardinia Radio telescope.

Major collaborations involve the Jodrell Bank pulsar group in Manchester (England), the Max Planck pulsar group in Bonn (Germany), the ATNF pulsar group, in Sydney (Australia) and the Swinburne pulsar group, in Melbourne (Australia). We are also part of the European Pulsar Timing Array collaboration and participate in the a href="http://www.leap.eu.org/"LEAP project.

Latest Major Results

The birth place of an FRB located for the first time (IT//EN)

'Jekyll and Hyde' star morphs from Radio to X-ray Pulsar

Fast Radio Burst at Cosmological Distances

A planet made of diamond

The Magnetar in Pulsar's Clothing

AGILE detects the Vela Pulsar Wind Nebula in Gamma-rays

Relativistic Spin Precession confirms Einstein's theory

Einstein at least 99.95% right!

Discovery of a new class of neutron stars

Our group has been awarded with the 2005 Descartes Prize

We're on top of the citation index!

Double pulsar tests Einstein

The first Double Pulsar

Discovery of PSR J0737-3039

A newly born millisecond pulsar