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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 11:15 AM EST

Astronomy Seminar Series

Matt Dobbs

Technology advances has opened a new era of radio observations. We are now monitoring the sky at millisecond cadence and discovering a vast catalog of new fast radio transients while simultaneously making deep maps of structure in the universe using hydrogen intensity mapping as a tracer. While these fields are still in their infancy, early results are rolling out, fuelling discovery and motivating the design for new instruments.  I will present an overview of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), describing the project's status and early results before introducing the next generation experiment, CHORD, that is being designed.


Matt Dobbs is a physicist whose research aims to improve our fundamental understanding of the universe, including its origin, history and fate. He is particularly interested in the early universe, where the laws of particle physics and cosmology intersect. His research group builds novel instrumentation and experiments to explore the early universe with millimetre wavelength observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation and radio observations of 21 cm hydrogen emission.

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PHY - Physics
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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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