20th Hintze Lecture: Professor Victoria Kaspi - "Fast Radio Bursts"

Date: 
24 Nov 2020 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Online
Room: 
Online
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

World-renowned observational astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi will be talking about Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs): short bursts of radio waves, just a few milliseconds long, 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. Professor Kaspi will review the FRB field and present new results on FRBs from a new digital transit radio telescope: the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).

The Hintze lectures highlight contemporary developments in astrophysics and cosmology and are generously funded by the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation.

Registration is required for this event; please register at: https://24november2020.eventbrite.co.uk. The Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

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