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Amanda Weltman

Amanda Weltman

Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa

Talk title: Testing fundamental physics through observations

Abstract: In this talk, we will turn to the astrophysics playground as a laboratory for Cosmology, with a focus on Fast Radio Bursts. After their discovery in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts are fast developing into a rich area for discovery. We will consider the known properties of these bright, rapid bursts of radio light and their environments and explore together the possibilities for using their features as probes of cosmology and fundamental physics. More broadly, we will explore the potential for physics discovery using forthcoming radio telescope array experiments and intensity mapping. 

Time: July 5, Tuesday, 00:00-01:00 (CST, UTC+8)