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Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts

Repeating fast radio bursts found to originate from distant dwarf galaxy
Wed, 2017-01-04 13:02

Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves. FRBs, which last just a few thousandths of a second, have puzzled astrophysicists since their discovery a decade ago.

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Contact: Shriharsh Tendulkar
Organization: McGill Space Institute
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Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

Tue, 2015-04-14 06:31

McGill professor Vicky Kaspi, a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars, was awarded the Killam Prize today, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for academic-career achievement. The $100,000 prize was granted for outstanding scholarship in the natural sciences. Five awards – one each in the categories of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering -- are distributed every year by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

Thu, 2014-07-10 09:01

Brief pulse detected by Arecibo telescope appears to come from far beyond our galaxy

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Contact: Prof. Victoria Kaspi
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