• Mar 19 2013

    WITS Node Seminar: Dr Neil Young (University of the Witwatersrand)

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theory seminar series, entitled:

    "Fast Radio Transients and TRAPUM"

    to be presented by Dr. Neil Young (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Abstract: Radio pulsars and fast transient sources are associated with some of the most extreme astrophysical environments in the known universe. They are home to extreme energy, magnetic field strength, gravity and density, far beyond that achievable in any terrestrial experiment. Although a large number of transient sources are known, not much is understood about the mechanism by which transient radio emission is produced. Through ongoing developments and observations with existing, and future, instruments such as LOFAR and MeerKAT, we can expect to substantially improve our understanding of these enigmatic objects. Here, we provide a brief overview of what is known about fast radio transients and discuss how we will use KAT-7 to pave the way for TRAPUM, the MeerKAT fast transient large survey project.

    Date: Tuesday, 19th March 2013
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    For more information:

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa


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