Right now I'm helping to develop a data analysis pipeline for the EPTA. Right now, that consists of translating C++ into python.
For anyone who was wondering, there are no switch statements in python. Use a dictionary!
Birmingham hosted the last European Pulsar Timing Array meeting last week. We were very lucky to be able to host both Michael Kramer and Bernard Schutz, who stopped by to give us a talk on eLISA/NGO (depending on who you ask!) and the status of the project after the Paris presentation. For EPTA members, the slides are available on the wiki.
Thank you to all the attendees for coming from all over Europe and I'll see you all again either in Sydney or **drum roll