Science at cal lecture series

Science at cal lecture series

The Fast Radio Burst:
An evolving cosmic mystery
with Casey Law
11 am – Saturday, February 18
Room 131, UC Berkeley
Campbell Hall is on Upper campus. If coming by BART, allow 15-20 minutes to walk up the hill from our usual venues.
Ten years ago, astronomers discovered a brief and surprisingly bright blast of radio waves that appeared to come from far outside our galaxy. Could it be a truly new object, such as a cosmic string or an as-yet unseen class of compact object?