12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[GA190] Observing FRB 121102 with VERITAS; Searching for Associated TeV Emission

Speakers

  • Ralph BIRD

Primary authors

Description

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are bright, unresolved and short flashes of radio emission originating from outside the Milky Way. The origin of these mysterious outbursts is unknown, but their high luminosity and short duration has prompted much speculation. The discovery that FRB 121102 repeats has enabled multiwavelength follow up, which has identified the host galaxy. VERITAS has observed the location of FRB 121102, including coincident observations with Arecibo. We present the results of these observations, including a search for short timescale, optical and TeV transients, and for steady TeV emission.