Saturday, February 18, 2017
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?