FRB Newsletter Volume 03, Issue 05 — May 2022

Total FRB count: 616 (2 new)
Repeaters: 24 (0 new)
Host galaxies: 20 (0 new)
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From the Editors

Greetings from the north-east corner of North America, where spring is in the air for both your editors. We are looking forward to a round of conferences this summer, including the upcoming AAS meeting in Pasadena, California and the IAU General Assembly (and FRB 2022) in Busan, South Korea, as travel slowly picks up again. Meanwhile, here is a quick round-up of the latest preprints and FRB-related papers.

Papers of Interest

Observational Results
  • A Highly Variable Magnetized Environment in a Pulsar Binary Resembling Fast Radio Bursts; Dongzi Li et al., arXiv: 2205.07917
  • A Large Scale Magneto-ionic Fluctuation in the Local Environment of Periodic Fast Radio Burst Source, FRB 20180916B; Mckinven et al., arXiv: 2205.09221
Theory and Modeling
  • Formation of Periodic FRB in Binary Systems with Eccentricity; Barkov & Popov, arXiv: 2204.13489
  • Improvement of Cosmological Constraints with the Cross Correlation Between Line-of-Sight Optical Galaxy and FRB Dispersion Measure; Chenghao Zhu & Jiajun Zhang, arXiv: 2205.03867
  • Model-Independent Constraints on the Baryon Fraction in the IGM from Fast Radio Bursts and Supernovae Data; Lemos et al., arXiv: 2205.07926
  • Relativistic Magnetic Explosions; Barkov et al., arXiv: 2205.00695
  • Electromagnetic Precursor Flares from the Late Inspiral of Neutron Star Binaries; Most & Philippov, arXiv: 2205.09643
Algorithms and Instrumentation
  • New Technique for Determining a Pulsar Period: Waterfall Principal Component Analysis; Cassanelli et al., arXiv: 2204.13118
  • Simulating High-Time Resolution Radio-Telescope Observations; Rui Luo et al., arXiv: 2205.03046
  • Categorize Radio Interference Using Component and Temporal Analysis; Mao Yuan et al., arXiv: 2205.08724
Magnetars and other relevant results
  • Searching for Broadband Pulsed Beacons from 1883 Stars Using Neural Networks; Gajjar et al., arXiv: 2205.02964
  • The First 7 Months of the 2020 X-ray Outburst of the Magnetar SGR J1935+2154; Borghese et al., arXiv: 2205.04983
  • Revisit the Periodicity of SGR J1935+2154 Bursts with Updated Sample; Sheng-Lun Xie et al., arXiv: 2205.08003
  • A Hyper Flare of a Weeks-Old Magnetar Born from a Binary-Neutron-Star Merger; B. B. Zhang et al., arXiv: 2205.07670
  • Discovery of PSR J0523-7125 as a Circularly Polarized Variable Radio Source in the Large Magellanic Cloud; Yuanming Wang et al., arXiv: 2205.00622
  • The Quasi-Periodically Oscillating Precursor of a Long Gamma-Ray Burst from a Binary Neutron Star Merger; Shuo Xiao et al., arXiv: 2205.02186
  • Searching for Single-Frame Rapid X-ray Transients Detected with Chandra; Yijia Zhang & Hua Feng, arXiv: 2205.05875
  • Polarized X-rays from a Magnetar; Taverna et al., arXiv: 2205.08898
Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

IAU GA 2022: The IAU General Assembly in Busan, South Korea is coming soon, with the symposium on Fast Radio Bursts scheduled for 2-4 August 2022. We note that there have been visa problems for some scientists due to South Korea's COVID-19 policies, but that new policies regarding short term visas are coming into effect on June 1st. Please check with the organizers and your local South Korean embassy as you make your travel plans.

Feedback for NRAO Users Committee

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Users Committee is meeting in late July with a goal of providing community input to the NRAO management about current and future facilities. If you have any FRB-related comments you would like to be raised at this meeting, please contact Duncan Lorimer.

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