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New insights into Fast Radio Bursts and Radio Pulsars

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Date 3 July 2019
Time 11:00 - 12:00
Matthew Bailes
Matthew Bailes

In this talk I will describe new results from studies of the Fast Radio Burst and Radio Pulsar populations with the UTMOST, Parkes, ASKAP and MeerKAT radio telescopes. These results are all enabled by the development of low-cost digital signal processing infrastructure on both new (MeerKAT, ASKAP) and old (Parkes, UTMOST) radio telescopes. Some highlights include microstructure in Fast Radio Bursts, an example of Lens-Thirring precession in a binary pulsar, eclipses of the double pulsar and new records in timing precision from the MeerTime project on MeerKAT. This talk (technology-willing!) will utilise some VR public outreach tools developed for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).