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.
In the last decade we have been heavily involved in searches for
pulsars using the Parkes
radio telescope: using the 21cm multibeam receiver, the PM
survey has more than doubled the number of known
pulsars; in the PH
survey we found the first double pulsar system J0737-3039A/B
(Burgay et al. 2003, Nature; Lyne et al. 2004, Science).
Major collaborations involve the
Jodrell Bank pulsar group in Manchester (England), the Max Planck pulsar group in Bonn (Germany), the
group, in Sydney (Australia) and the
group, in Melbourne (Australia). We are also part of the
Pulsar Timing Array collaboration.