Astrophiz 134: Dr Cherry Ng ~ CHIME FRBs and SETI

You’ll love this interview with Dr Cherry Ng, who is an amazing researcher at the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz134-dr-cherry-ng-chime-frbs


For her PhD Cherry discovered an amazing 60 pulsars using the Parkes Dish in Australia, she allocates time on the Murchison Widefield Array, does fabulous outreach work and is now discovering FRBs with the CHIME radio telescope in British Columbia.
Dr Ng is also the Project Scientist for the SETI Breakthrough Listen project on the MeerKAT Telescope in South Africa, as well as for upcoming systems on the Very Large Array.

In this interview we hear the inside story of Cherry’s science journey, the amazing capabilities of the CHIME instrument and how Cherry uses CHIME for FRB hunting, including the strategies and techniques used to exploit information that is streaming in from CHIME at 13 terabits per second.

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