FRB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 13 — September 2020

Total FRB count: 137
Repeaters: 22

From the editors:

The FRB Community Newsletter is one year old! When we started this newsletter, we hoped that it would be a useful resource, and we thank you for your positive feedback and continued support. Onwards to the future...

Papers of interest

Host Galaxies and Localizations
  • Limits on Precursor and Afterglow Radio Emission from a Fast Radio Burst in a Star-Forming Galaxy; Bhandari, et al., arXiv: 2008.12488
  • A Synoptic VLBI Technique for Localizing Non-Repeating Fast Radio Bursts with CHIME/FRB; Leung et al., arXiv: 2008.11738
  • Host Galaxy Properties and Offset Distributions of Fast Radio Bursts: Implications for their Progenitors; Heintz et al., arXiv: 2009.10747
Observational Results
  • Radio Emission from a Decade Old Type I Superluminous Supernova, PTF10hgi: Comparison with FRB121102; Mondal, Bera, Chandra & Das, arXiv: 2008.11375
  • LOFAR Early-time Search for Coherent Radio Emission from Short GRB 181123B; Rowlinson et al., arXiv: 2008.12657
  • Constraining the Transient High-energy Activity of FRB180916.J0158+65 with Insight-HXMT Followup Observations; Guidorzi et al., arXiv: 2008.11965
  • Extremely Band-limited Repetition from a Fast Radio Burst Source; Kumar et al., arXiv: 2009.01214
  • Spectro-Temporal Analysis of a Sample of Bursts from FRB 121102; Rajwade et al., arXiv: 2009.03795
Theory and Modeling
  • Neutrino Counterparts of Fast Radio Bursts; Metzger, Fang & Margalit, arXiv: 2008.12318
  • On the Magnetoionic Environments of Fast Radio Bursts; Wei-Yang Wang, Bing Zhang, Xuelei Chen, Renxin Xu, arXiv: 2009.00790
  • Exploring the Effects of Magnetar Bursts in Pulsar Wind Nebulae; Martin, Torres & Zhang, arXiv: 2009.07737
  • Searching for Gravitational Waves with Strongly Lensed Repeating Fast Radio Bursts; Pearson, Trendafilova & Meyers, arXiv: 2009.11252
Algorithms and Instrumentation
  • Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation based on the ArPLS and SumThreshold Method; Qingguo Zeng et al., arXiiv: 2008.11949
SGR 1935+2154 and other relevant mangetar results
  • High-Cadence Observations and Variable Spin Behaviour of Magnetar Swift J1818.0-1607 After its Outburst; Champion et al., arXiv: 2009.03568
  • The NICER View of the 2020 Burst Storm and Persistent Emission of SGR 1935+2154; Younes et al., arXiv: 2009.07886
  • Bursts before Burst: A Comparative Study on FRB 200428-associated X-ray Burst and other FRB-absent X-ray Bursts from SGR J1935+2154, Yu-Han Yuang et al., arXiv: 2009.10342
From the Astronomer's Telegram
  • Continued radio detections of the magnetar Swift J1818.0-1607 are reported from the Deep Space Network (ATel 13966), the Effelsberg Telescope (ATel 13997), and the Very Long Baseline Array (ATel 14005) almost 6 months after its discovery through X-ray bursting.
  • The magentar XTE J1810-197 is reported to be active at 2256 MHz in observations from Yunnan Observatory (ATel 13979).
  • Two new FRBs have been detected with the Parkes radio telescope while following up FRB 190711 (DM = 593.1 pc/cc) as part of the Deeper Wider Faster (DWF) program. FRB 200919 (DM = 622 pc/cc) was found with a S/N of 99.8 and FRB 200914 (DM = 492 pc/cc) was found with a S/N of 10.8 (ATel 14040).
Recent online talks of interest

Most talks and meetings are online for now, and many are available as recorded versions, so we are trying out a provisional section for public recorded talks. We welcome your feedback, and pointers to other talks of interest.
  • FRB2020, 6-9 July 2020: All talks are now available on YouTube via the FRB2020 Conference Webpage.
  • Compact Objects and Energetic Phenomena in the Multi Messenger Era, 14-15 July 2020: Talks are available on Vimeo via the conference webpage.
  • Shri Kulkarni, "Fast Radio Bursts - What's Next?", 10 September 2020, ngVLA Science Video
  • Maxim Lyutikov, "On the Nature of Fast Radio Bursts", 24 September 2020, ASTRON/JIVE Colloquium
Relevant job listings

-- Postdoc in Radio Astronomy / Compact Object Mergers; Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline 30 September, AAS Job Register.

-- Postdoc in Rapid Response Transient Astronomy with Swift; Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA. Deadline 1 November, AAS Job Register.

-- Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Theoretical Astrophysics; Columbia University, New York, USA. Deadline 15 November, AAS Job Register.

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