Webinar: The Bakerian Award Lecture “Fast Radio Bursts”

27 April 2021
19:30 – 20:30 CEST

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The Bakerian Lecture 2021 is delivered by Professor Victoria Kaspi.

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, 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).