Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

FRB physics: what, where and how?

Dec 11, 2023, 2:30 PM
Hall # 8

Hall # 8

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium Neutron Stars


Prof. Bing Zhang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)


I discuss the physical mechanism of fast radio bursts based on observational constraints and theoretical modeling. First, within the magnetar model of FRBs, I discuss mounting evidence of the magnetospheric origin of at least some bursts. I argue that FRBs can propagate within a dynamically distorted magnetosphere with relativistic particles. I present a mechanism involving inverse Compton scattering of low-frequency waves to generate coherent emission in FRBs. Finally, I discuss several other possible physical channels to produce some FRBs.

Primary author

Prof. Bing Zhang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

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