Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Localising FRBs with CHIME/FRB Outriggers

Jul 5, 2021, 7:14 PM
14m
Talk in the parallel session What can we learn from a growing sample of Fast Radio Bursts? What Can We Learn from a Growing Sample of Fast Radio Bursts?

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Jane Kaczmarek (NRC)

Description

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope has detected more than 1,000 fast radio bursts (FRBs) with its dedicated transient-search backend (CHIME/FRB). With the goal of localising 1,000 bursts to ~50mas precision in less than two years, CHIME/FRB is now expanding to include a dedicated very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) array of transcontinental outrigger stations. In this talk, I will motivate the Outrigger project and its goals, discuss how we are overcoming the challenges of low-frequency VLBI, and give a project update and timeline.

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