Monday 20/06/2022 @ 14:30, On-line - meet.google.com/sue-bwvk-axf
Gianni Bernardi (INAF-IRA), "The Northern Cross Fast Radio Burst project: status update and future perspectives"
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long, bright (a few Jy) radio bursts whose origin is still debated. A few hundreds of them have been observed to date most of them of extragalactic origin. A few sources have been accurately localized, revealing that FRBs form in very different environments, from star forming regions to globular clusters. In 2021 an FRB was observed from the Galactic magnetar SGR 1935+2154 suggesting that magnetars may be the progenitors of FRBs. However, more observations are needed in order to understand their natura and physical properties. In this talk I will review the status of the Northern Cross FRB project, a programme to use the Northern Cross telescope to observe FRBs. I will describe the current status of the array, its commissioning activities, the first FRB sources observed and the future developments.