Upcoming Colloquia
Fast Radio Bursts: A Mystery Being Solved

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory Astrophysics Colloquium

TitleFast Radio Bursts: A Mystery Being Solved

Zoom: 826 9656 9021 Password: 6360

Special time10:00 am Jan. 05th (Thursday)

SpeakerProf. Bing Zhang (University of Nevada Las Vegas)


Fast radio bursts are mysterious brief bursts prevailing in the radio sky, whose origins fascinate observers and theorists. In this talk, I will review the current observational progress and theoretical understanding of FRBs. After presenting the rich data set collected for both repeating and non-repeating FRBs, especially those collected by China's FAST telescope, I will discuss the general theoretical constraints and the leading radiation mechanisms and source models of FRBs. Open questions and future prospects in this rapidly evolving field will also be discussed.


Prof. Bing Zhang received his PhD degree from Peking University in 1997. After taking postdoc appointments at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University, he joined the faculty of Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), in 2004. Currently, he is a UNLV Distinguished Professor, Founding Director of Nevada Center for Astrophysics, and an elected Fellow of American Physical Society. His research interest covers a wide range of topics in multi-wavelength, multi-messenger, high-energy astrophysics with the recent focus on fast radio bursts, electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves, and gamma-ray bursts. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals including more than 30 papers in Nature, Science or associated journals. His work has been cited more than 35,000 times with an h-index > 100.

Koushare link to the recorded presentation

Upcoming Events