Seminar:- The Ides of October: A Report on the Current Status of FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope)
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) is a Chinese mega-science project, which produced its first light on 25 September 2016. Within its first year of commissioning, the FAST team managed to demonstrate the drifting, pointing, tracking, and other basic observing modes. On 10 October 2016, the team announced a sample of new pulsars first discovered by Chinese telescope. To better utilize the unparalleled sensitivity and to circumvent the unprecedented complexities of the FAST system, the speaker and his research group proposed a new observing mode, namely, Commensal Radio Astronomy FAST Survey (CRAFTS). The survey aims to collect samples of galaxies, pulsar, galactic interstellar medium, and fast radio bursts (FRBs) simultaneously in drift-scan mode. Such a mode has never been realized on a major telescope. They have a nationally-funded team to carry out such a survey and expect to discover around 1,000 pulsars, 100,000 galaxies, 10 billion voxels, and around 50 FRBs.
時間：2017.11.02(四) 14:30 ~ 16:00
地點：香港科技大學 李兆基校園 盧家驄薈萃樓 高研院演講廳
講者：李菂 教授 Prof Di Li (中國科學院國家天文台)