Video: DDO Astronomy Night: Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

Unravelling the Mysterious Fast Radio Burst with CHIME

Dr. Cherry Ng is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. During her PhD study, she discovered 60 rapidly-spinning neutron stars with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. Her hunting effort continues, now with the Canadian CHIME telescope. She and her team are using CHIME to detect and study “Fast Radio Bursts,” a new astrophysical mystery that involves short bursts of radio waves that have come from far outside our Milky Way galaxy.