Gravitational waves from binary supermassive black holes missing in pulsar observations
RM Shannon, V Ravi, LT Lentati, PD Lasky, G Hobbs, M Kerr, RN Manchester, WA Coles, Y Levin, M Bailes, NDR Bhat, S Burke-Spolaor, S Dai, MJ Keith, S Oslowski, DJ Reardon, W van Straten, L Toomey, J-B Wang, L Wen Show all
SCIENCE | AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE | Published : 2015
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowship
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We thank the observers, engineers, and Parkes Observatory staff members who have assisted with the observations reported in this paper. We thank R. van Haasteren for assistance with the use of the code piccard, E. Thomas for comments on the manuscript, and I. Mandel for discussions on model selection. The Parkes radio telescope is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility, which is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia for operation as a National Facility managed by CSIRO. The PPTA project was initiated with support from R.N.M.'s Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellowship (grant FF0348478) and from CSIRO under that fellowship program. The PPTA project has also received support from ARC through Discovery Project grants DP0985272 and DP140102578. N.D.R.B. acknowledges support from a Curtin University research fellowship. G.H. and Y.L. are recipients of ARC Future Fellowships (respectively, grants FT120100595 and FT110100384). S.O. is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. R.M.S. acknowledges travel support from CSIRO through a John Philip Award for excellence in early-career research. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Data used in this analysis can be accessed via the Australian National Data Service (www.ands.org.au).