Episode 35 Dr J-P Macquart ~ ‘Probing intergalactic space with Fast Radio Bursts’

20.8.1974 – 9.6.2020
Vale A/Prof Jean-Pierre Macquart. We’re saddened to learn of J-P’s untimely and sudden passing. His inimitable character and passion for science will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues, in Australia and around the world. Our thoughts are with his wife Sherine and family. 

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz35-dr-j-p-macquart-fast-radio-bursts-probe-intergalactic-space-dr-ian-musgrave 

Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart  – Senior research fellow at Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Perth, Australia. He explains new discoveries about the mysterious FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts) and his team’s use of the CSIRO-ASKAP array to use the latest FRB discoveries to better understand the properties of the intergalactic medium. 

Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave – ‘What’s up Doc’ Tells us what to look for in the night sky this month, includes an update on the recent impact of an object on Jupiter and the ‘apogee moon’

News update: NASA’s Parker Solar probe, Citizen Scientists Identify Prehistoric Supernova and astrophysicists  solve mystery of how most antimatter in the Milky Way forms.

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