3:30–4:30 pm Zoom
Fast Radio Bursts
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are few-millisecond bursts of radio waves coming from far outside the Milky Way. Their origin is presently unknown. Some FRBs are observed to exhibit repeat bursts, but it is presently unknown whether they represent a single class of object or multiple classes. Recently there has been tremendous observational progress on understanding FRBs thanks to the CHIME Fast Radio Burst Project (CHIME/FRB). In this talk I review what is known about FRBs, and describe the lastest CHIME/FRB results.