Main

Patp

PULSE@Parkes package

Module 1: A Broad Overview

  • Contents of this package
  • Who is CSIRO
  • The Parkes Telescope
  • Pulsars
  • Pulsars at Parkes - PPTA, Young Pulsars, Finding Pulsars
  • Pulse@Parkes

Module 2: Required Technical Background

  • Linux - command line
  • pg plot
  • VMs
  • ADS
  • PSRCAT
  • Recording Data - PSRFITS

Module 3: Pulsar Searching

  • Pulsar Searching Theory
  • Looking for Periodic Signals
  • PSRCHIVE - Scrunching and calibrating data
  • Processing Data - pyfits/astropy
  • What to Do Once a Pulsar Has Been Found

Module 4: Pulsar Timing

  • Pulsar Timing Theory
  • pta Simulate
  • tempo2 - fitting

Ideas/issues to be discussed and resolved:

  • If the modules can be downloaded (could result in issues of unauthorised distribution), or just accessed online
  • If the package could have an extra fifth module aimed at post graduates, that could be obtained as an additional purchase