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Jun
18
2024

Special Seminar: Alice Curtin "Fast Radio Bursts: Insights from CHIME/FRB and Future Prospects with the CHIME/FRB Outriggers"

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: CIERA Astrophysics   (847) 491-8646

Group: CIERA - Special Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Speaker: Alice Curtin, McGill University

Title: Fast Radio Bursts: Insights from CHIME/FRB and Future Prospects with the CHIME/FRB Outriggers


Abstract: Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are a class of highly luminous, extragalactic radio transients that occur on nano-to-millisecond timescales. Since its commissioning in 2018, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) FRB Project has detected over 4000 FRBs, shedding critical light on the progenitors of these sources. In this talk, I will first introduce FRBs and the CHIME/FRB experiment. I will then discuss results from studying FRBs at high-time resolution, and present a search for high-energy counterparts to FRBs. Finally, I will introduce the upcoming CHIME/Outriggers, a dedicated VLBI network that will localize ~1000 FRBs/yr to <50 mas precision.

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