128.07 FRB121102: statistics of burst properties compared to the fast radio burst population (Andrew Seymour)

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Jan 4th at 3:20 PM until 3:30 PM

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Author(s): Andrew Seymour5, Daniele Michilli 1, Maura McLaughlin7, Shami Chatterjee3, Jason Hessel1, Sarah Spolaor7, Demorest Paul6, Paul Scholz4, Laura Spitler3, Shriharsh P. Tendulkar2

Institution(s): 1. Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, 2. California Institute of Technology, 3. Cornell University, 4. McGill University, 5. NAIC, 6. National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 7. West Virginia University

Contributing team(s): PALFA Survey Team, VLA+AO FRB121102 Simultaneous Campaign Team, EVN FRB121102 Campaign Team

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long radio events with dispersion measures that exceed that expected from our Galaxy. Therefore the FRB source is anticipated to be extragalactic and highly energetic. Until recently, these were only observed as one-off events. This was until multiple bursts were observed at the Arecibo Observatory from FRB 121102. I will present the most recent burst statistics from FRB 121102's follow-up observations. Understanding the distribution of all burst characteristics can eliminate some of the proposed mechanisms to FRB 121102s burst events. Not only that, comparing these values to the rest of the FRB population can give insight as to whether FRB 121102 is distinct from the rest of the FRB population.

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