Stanford EE

38th Annual Bunyan Lecture: ’The Fast Radio Sky'

Prof. Victoria Kaspi (McGill Univ)
Hewlett 201

Please attend the 38th Annual Bunyan lecture. Our guest speaker will be Professor Victoria Kaspi of McGill University. 

Her research has focused on neutron stars, Fast Radio Bursts, and new discoveries with the CHIME telescope (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity-Mapping Experiment).

In 2007, astronomers discovered a new 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 ubiquitous in our Universe with roughly 1000 arriving every day over the full sky. Prof. Kaspi will describe the Fast Radio Bursts 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.

We hope you are as excited as we are to hear Prof. Kaspi’s lecture.