Lovell Lecture: Professor Ben Stappers
|Starts:||19:30 20 Sep 2018|
|Ends:||21:00 20 Sep 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
/ 10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Fast Radio Bursts: Extragalactic Radio Emission of Unknown Origin
Professor Ben Stappers
In 2007 Astronomers discovered a very bright burst of radio emission which lasted just a few milliseconds and originated far outside of our own galaxy. There are now more than 50 of these Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) known and the race is on to find even more using both new and existing telescopes around the world. In this lecture, Jodrell Bank’s Professor Ben Stappers will discuss the history of FRBs, our current understanding of the mysterious emissions, and explore the future of FRB research including possibilities for the MeerKAT and Square Kilometre Array Telescopes.
Professor Ben Stappers works at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. His research interests include radio pulsars, neutron stars and fast radio bursts. He is also involved in the design and build of next generation radio telescopes like LOFAR, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array.
Pre-lecture dining available
Offers: 10% discount available for Annual Pass Holders
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