Our Research

Support for the use of the Crab monitoring program at Jodrell Bank and some publications based on these data since 2006.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 (No 2013 publications are included yet in this list)

Quotes David Smith (Coordinator of the Fermi Pulsar Timing Consortium) and David Thompson (Fermi LAT multiwavelength coordinator) on behalf of FERMI collaboration (Thu, 16 May 2013): "Absolute phase accuracy when comparing pulse profiles from space-based and ground instruments is essential for physical interpretation, and we apply many independent methods to cross-check multiwavelength timing. The sustained JBO Crab timing is a key link in this chain, providing a known, reliable long-term fiducial reference. [....] JBO Crab observations are a beacon to a very broad community." The full letter can be found here.

Quotes Gabriela Gonzalez (LIGO Scientific Collaboration Spokesperson) and Jean-Yves Vinet (Virgo Collaboration Spokesperson) (Fri, 17 May 2013): "Without the ongoing work at Jodrell Bank we would be unable to carry out year-long coherent observations of one of our most promising sources of gravitational radiation. No other observatory offers data of this quality, and this is why we strongly endorse all efforts to maintain full operation of this outstanding facility into the future." The full letter can be found here.

Quotes Fiona Harrison ( Principal Investigator NuStar) (Fri, 17 May 2013): "The regular monitoring of the Crab pulsar undertaken by the Jodrell Bank Centre of Astrophysics, using the 42ft telescope is crucial for many large projects. The NuSTAR (Nuclear spectroscopic telescope array) mission is no exception. NuSTAR is a X-ray satellite which was successfully launched in June 2012. [....] Again, the contribution of Jodrell Bank is very valuable, enhancing the scientific reward from the NuSTAR mission. We hope that this great service will continue throughout the NuSTAR mission, and for future projects as well." The full letter of support can be found here.

Quotes Nepomuk Otte on behalf of VERITAS collaboration (Fri, 19 Aug 2011): "we posted the VERITAS detection of pulsed VHE emission >120 GeV from the Crab pulsar on the arxiv today http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.3797 and got accepted by Science. I would like to thank you and everyone else at Jodrell Bank who is working on the Crab for the effort you made to provide us with all the timing solutions. Without these precise radio timings it would have been impossible to ever detect the ~1100 pulsed gamma rays in the 4 year spanning data set."

Timing accuracy of the Swift X-Ray Telescope in WT mode
Cusumano et al. 2012 A&A

Correlation of Chandra Photons with the Radio Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar
Bilous et al. 2012 ApJ

Phase-resolved energy spectra of the Crab pulsar in the range of 50-400 GeV measured with the MAGIC telescopes
Aleksi et al. 2012 A&A

X-Ray Phase-resolved Spectroscopy of PSRs B0531+21, B1509-58, and B0540-69 with RXTE
Ge et al. 2012 ApJS

A Giant Sample of Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar
Mickaliger et al. 2012 ApJ

The relative and absolute timing accuracy of the EPIC-pn camera on XMM-Newton, from X-ray pulsations of the Crab and other pulsars
Martin-Carrillo et al. 2012 A&A

Aqueye optical observations of the Crab Nebula pulsar
Germana et al. 2012 A&A

Search for a Correlation between Very-high-energy Gamma Rays and Giant Radio Pulses in the Crab Pulsar
Aliu et al. 2012 ApJ

Recent glitches detected in the Crab pulsar
Wang et al. 2012 Astrophysics and Space Science

Detection of Pulsed Gamma Rays Above 100 GeV from the Crab Pulsar
Aliu et al. 2011 Science

Observations of the Crab Pulsar between 25 and 100 GeV with the MAGIC I Telescope
Aleksic et al. 2011 ApJ

Chandra Phase-resolved X-Ray Spectroscopy of the Crab Pulsar
Weisskopf et al. 2011 ApJ

A study of 315 glitches in the rotation of 102 pulsars
Espinoza, C. M., Lyne, A. G., Stappers, B. W., Kramer, M. 2011 MNRAS

The 1997 event in the Crab pulsar revisited
Graham Smith, F., Lyne, A. G., Jordan, C. 2011 MNRAS

Fermi-LAT Search for Pulsar Wind Nebulae Around Gamma-ray Pulsars
Ackermann et al., including M. Kramer, A. G. Lyne, P. Weltevrede 2011 ApJ

Correlation of Fermi Photons with High-frequency Radio Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar
Bilous et al. 2011 ApJ

Spectral analysis of the Crab Pulsar and Nebula with the Fermi Large Area Telescope
Loparco et al. 2011, Fermi LAT Collaboration Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research

Study of the High Energy Gamma-ray Emission from the Crab Pulsar with the MAGIC telescope and Fermi-LAT
Takayuki Saito PhD thesis PhD thesis

The Crab pulsar seen with AquEYE at Asiago Cima Ekar observatory
Zampieri et al. 2011 Advances in Space Research

MAXI GSC Monitoring of the Crab Nebula and Pulsar during the GeV Gamma-Ray Flare in 2010 September
Mikio Morii et al. 2011 Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan

Giant pulses from the Crab pulsar. A wide-band study
Karuppusamy, R., Stappers, B. W., van Straten, W. 2010 A&A

Searches For Gravitational Waves From Known Pulsars With Science Run 5 LIGO Data
Abbott et al. 2010 (including Lyne, Kramer, Stappers and other UK astronomers) ApJ

Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations Of The Crab Pulsar And Nebula
Abdo et al. (including Espinoza, Lyne, Kramer, Noutsos, Stappers, Weltevrede) 2010 ApJ

Short-Lived Radio Bursts From The Crab Pulsar
Crossley et al 2010 ApJ

Giant pulses with nanosecond time resolution detected from the Crab pulsar at 8.5 and 15.1 GHz
Jessner et al. 2010 A&A

Absolute Timing Of The Crab Pulsar With The Integral/SPI Telescope
Molkov et al. 2010 ApJ

Optical polarization of the Crab pulsar: precision measurements and comparison to the radio emission
Slowikowska et al (including Kramer) 2009 MNRAS

Multi-TeV Gamma-Ray Observation From The Crab Nebula Using The TIBET-III Air Shower Array Finely Tuned By The Cosmic Ray Moon's Shadow
Amenomori et al 2009 ApJ

Multifrequency Study of Giant Radio Pulses from the Crab Pulsar with the K5 VLBI Recording Terminal
Popov et al. 2009 Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan

Pulsar timing for the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope
Smith, et al. (including Espinoza, Kramer, Lyne, Noutsos, Stappers and Weltevrede) 2008 A&A

Beating The Spin-Down Limit On Gravitational Wave Emission From The Crab Pulsar
Abbott et al. (including UK astronomers) 2008 ApJ

In Orbit Timing Calibration of the Hard X-Ray Detector on Board Suzaku
Yukikatsu Terada et al. 2008 Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan

Simultaneous absolute timing of the Crab pulsar at radio and optical wavelengths
Oosterbroek et al 2008 A&A

Polarization Of The Crab Pulsar And Nebula Aa Observed By The INTEGRAL/IBIS Telectope
Forot et al. 2008 ApJ Letter

Bright Giant Pulses From The Crab Nebula Pulsar: Statistical Properties, Pulse Broadening, And Scattering Due To The Nebula
Bhat et al. 2008 ApJ

Observations of Crab Nebula and pulsar with VERITAS
Celik 2008 PhD thesis

Statistical properties of giant pulses from the Crab pulsar
Popov, M. V., Stappers, B. 2007 A&A

Upper limits on gravitational wave emission from 78 radio pulsars
Abbott et al. (including Lyne and Kramer) 2007 Phys. Rev. D

Search for pulsed VHE gamma-ray emission from young pulsars with HESS
Aharonian et al. (including UK astronomers) 2007 A&A

Radio Emission Signatures In The Crab Pulsar
Hankins & Eilek 2007 ApJ

Short time scale pulse stability of the Crab pulsar in the optical band
Karpov et al. 2007 Astrophysics and Space Science

The XMM-Newton view of the Crab
Kirsch et al. (including UK astronomers) 2006 A&A

Absolute timing of the Crab Pulsar at optical wavelengths with superconducting tunneling junctions
Oosterbroek et al 2006 A&A

Precision Measurement of Optical Pulsation using a Cherenkov Telescope
Hinton et al 2006 Astroparticle Physics

INTEGRAL observations of the Crab pulsar
Mineo et al 2006 A&A

The optical to gamma-ray emission of the Crab pulsar: a multicomponent model
Massaro et al. 2006 A&A

INTEGRAL observation of the Crab pulsar
Mineo et al. 2006 Advances in Space Research