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The Fast Radio Cosmos – Ewan Lecture by Victoria Kaspi

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Ewan Lectures

Location: Grant Hall, Queen's University, Kingston

Date: March 23, 2023

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Post for Victoria Kaspi's Ewan lecture, showcasing the CHIME telescope. March 23rd at 7pm in Grant Hall.

On Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 we will have the privilege to hear from Professor Victoria Kaspi, Principal Investigator of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment fast radio burst (CHIME/FRB) team. She will give a talk titled “The Fast Radio Cosmos”.

In 2007, astronomers discovered a new and mysterious cosmic phenomenon:  Fast Radio Bursts. These events consist of short, intense blasts of radio waves arriving from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. Their origin is unknown, however Fast Radio Bursts appear to be common in our Universe, with roughly 1000 arriving every day over the full sky. I will describe the Fast Radio Burst mystery and what is presently known about it, and present a revolutionary new radio telescope recently built in Canada that is enabling astronomers to make major progress in our understanding of the FRB puzzle.

This mask-friendly event is free and for all ages. Please click here to register for tickets! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about one of the universe’s most intriguing mysteries.