8-12 juin, 2014


Pulsar observations with CHIME

Erik Madsen (McGill University)

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) is a telescope currently being built in Penticton, BC to make a 3D map of matter density in the Universe in order to study the effects of baryon acoustic oscillations over time. This purpose-built machine also happens to be ideal for observing radio pulsars, enabling a wide range of science. This includes daily monitoring to improve millisecond pulsar timing precision, increasing our ability to detect low-frequency gravitational waves, as well as the potential to search for new pulsars and the still-mysterious fast radio bursts discovered in recent years. I will discuss plans to implement a pulsar backend on CHIME and some early progress that has been made.
(doit être confirmé par le SOC)