Searching for fast radio bursts and pulsars with CHIME

Kendrick Smith (Perimeter) // March 26, 2018


Abstract: CHIME is a new interferometric telescope at radio frequencies 400-800 MHz. The mapping speed (or total statistical power) of CHIME is among the largest of any radio telescope in the world, and the technology powering CHIME could be used to build even more powerful telescopes in the future. However, the CHIME design requires solving difficult computational and algorithmic problems. I will give a status update on CHIME, with an emphasis on new algorithms being developed to search for fast radio bursts (FRB\’s) and pulsars. The CHIME FRB survey coming online in a few months should increase the number of known FRB\’s by orders of magnitude and help elucidate their origin.

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