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Talk Online | Fast Radio Bursts

Online | Fast Radio Bursts



Bakerian Lecture 2021 delivered by Professor Victoria Kaspi CC FRS

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short (few millisecond) bursts of radio waves observed from cosmological distances. Their origin is presently unknown, yet their rate is many hundreds per sky per day, indicating a not-uncommon phenomenon in the Universe. In this talk, Professor Kaspi will review the FRB field and present new results on FRBs from a new digital transit radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).

Attending this event

  • This lecture will be broadcast live on Zoom Webinar on 27 April 2021 at 6.30pm BST. The event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event.
  • The event is free to join. Advance registration required
  • Live subtitles will be available

The award

The Bakerian Lecture series began in 1775 and is the premier lecture in physical sciences.

Professor Victoria Kaspi CC FRS was awarded the Bakerian Medal and Lecture 2021 for her research focused on neutron stars and their utility for constraining basic physics. More recently, she has also made fundamental discoveries on Fast Radio Bursts.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Tue 27 Apr 2021, 6:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace

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