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Astronomy Colloquium
Thunder and Lightning: New Frontiers in Time-domain Astronomy
Date: Monday, February 27th
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Place: 4421 Sterling Hall
Speaker: Ben Margalit, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract: Advances in multi-messenger and time-domain astronomy provide a fresh view of the dynamic Universe and herald a new era in astrophysics. Through gravitational waves and across the electromagnetic spectrum, transient astrophysical phenomena hold enormous potential as probes of extreme physics and cosmic scales. In this talk I will give an overview of recent developments in time-domain astronomy. Focusing on two frontier research areas—neutron star mergers and fast radio bursts—I will illustrate how transients can be harnessed to study fundamental open questions with far-reaching implications. I will conclude by briefly discussing the future of the field and the opportunities ahead.
Host: Ke Zhang
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