The Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture Series: Fast Radio Bursts: A Cosmic Detective Story by Duncan Lorimer from West Virginia University


Feb. 29, 2024, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

BPB 102 - large auditorium


Since their discovery in 2007, fast radio bursts have fascinated researchers and the public. In just a few milliseconds, the bursts release more energy than the Sun does in a month; enough energy for them to be seen billions of light years away. In this talk, I describe the discovery of fast radio bursts, what they might be, and how they are being used to probe the large-scale structure of the Universe.


Free admission

Admission Information

This talk is intended for a general audience including enthusiasts of all backgrounds and ages.

Contact Information

UNLV Physics and Astronomy Dept
George Rhee


Open to All