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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Fast Radio Burst: An evolving cosmic mystery

Lecture | February 18 | 11 a.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Casey Law, Astronomy


Ten years ago, astronomers discovered a brief bright blast of radio waves that appeared to come from outside our galaxy. The first interpretation argued for a new class of extragalactic object called a “Fast Radio Burst” (FRB). Could it be a truly new object, such as a cosmic string or an as-yet unseen class of compact object?

Very Large Array