Astrophysics Colloquium 11/10/2020 — The Short-Timescale Universe According To CHIME (Speaker: Ingrid Stairs, University Of British Columbia)

Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:00 pm
via Zoom

Abstract: The CHIME telescope, originally planned for Hydrogen intensity mapping, has two instruments sensitive to rapidly varying sources: a pulsar backend which processes tracking beams produced by the correlator, and a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) detector searching for these still-mysterious millisecond signals. I’ll present some of the early results from both instruments, including the many things CHIME has already taught us about FRBs, and the planned contributions of the Pulsar instrument to the NANOGrav gravitational-wave background search.

Host: Kiyoshi Masui


Event Contact

Debbie Meinbresse