FRB Newsletter Issue 02 -- October 2019

Total FRB count: 98
Repeaters: 11

From the editors:

Welcome to Issue 02 of the FRB community newsletter, now with over 400 subscribers! Here are a few items we missed in the previous issue, and a few new updates. We hope this newsletter continues to provide useful and interesting information and we welcome your feedback.

The FRB Newsletter now has an archive for previous issues, and each issue has a citable DOI (Issue 01: DOI: 10.7298/r9p1-ek93).

Papers of interest

Observational Results
  • A Search for Late-Time Radio Emission and Fast Radio Bursts from Superluminous Supernovae, Law et al., arXiv:1910.02036
  • The FRB 121102 Host is Atypical Among Nearby FRBs, Li et al., arXiv:1906.08749
Algorithms and Instrumentation
  • Single Pulse Detection Algorithms for Real-time Fast Radio Burst Searches Using GPUs, Adamek & Armour, arXiv:1910.08324
  • A VOEvent Based Automatic Trigger System for the Murchison Widefield Array, Hancock et al., arXiv:1910.02387
Theory and Modeling
  • Synthesizing the Intrinsic FRB Population Using frbpoppy, Gardenier et al., arXiv:1910.08365
  • The Fast Radio Burst Luminosity Function and Death Line in the Low-Twist Magnetar Model, Wadiasingh et al., arXiv:1910.06979
  • Fast Radio Bursts from Magnetars Born in Binary Neutron Star Mergers and Accretion Induced Collapse, Margalit et al., arXiv:1907.00016
  • On the Time-Frequency Downward Drifting of Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Wang et al., arXiv:1903.03982
From the Astronomer's Telegram
  • A Keck/DEIMOS spectrum of a galaxy in the field of FRB 190523 (Ravi et al., arXiv:1907.01542) yields a redshift of z=0.36, indicating that it is a foreground galaxy whose halo may impact the FRB sightline (ATel 13144).
  • ASKAP reports the detection of FRB 191001 at 920 MHz. The burst, with fluence 143(15) Jy ms, was found in the incoherent sum of 30 antennas with a S/N of 62 (ATel 13166).
  • ATel 13073 mentioned in the previous issue did not report hard X-ray upper limits on FRB 121102. Only the source‚Äôs increased radio activity in the joint monitoring campaign was reported.
Upcoming meetings and conferences

FRB2020: Registration is still open for FRB2020 in Khao Lak, Thailand. The conference is now at roughly 2/3 of capacity, so please register and submit your abstract soon! Please see the meeting webpage for more details.

Relevant job listings

-- Post-doctoral Fellowship on Fast radio bursts with the uGMRT, NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India, Deadline 31 October, 2019, AAS Job Register
-- Post-doctoral Positions for CHIME/VLBI Localization, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Deadline 15 November, 2019, AAS Job Register
-- Postdoctoral Fellow - Breakthrough Listen, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, Deadline 15 November, 2019, AAS Job Register
-- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Time Domain Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, Deadline 15 December, 2019 AAS Job Register
-- IAU Gruber Fellowship, for last year PhD students and first-year postdocs, Deadline 31 March, 2020, IAU Announcements

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