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Colloquium: Fast Radio Bursts

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Crow Hall, 201; Coffee: 3:30 p.m., Compton Hall 241 &245
Crow Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short (few millisecond) bursts of radio waves observed from cosmological distances. Their origin is presently unknown, yet their rate is many hundreds per sky per day, indicating a not-uncommon phenomenon in the Universe. In this talk, I will review what is known about FRBs, and present recent major progress in the field from a new digital transit radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).

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Victoria Kaspi, Professor, McGill University and Director, McGill Space Institute
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