First interferometric detections of Fast Radio Bursts

@article{Caleb2017FirstID,
  title={First interferometric detections of Fast Radio Bursts},
  author={Manisha Caleb and Chris Flynn and Matthew Bailes and Ewan D. Barr and Timothy Bateman and Shivani Bhandari and Duncan Campbell-Wilson and W. Farah and Anne J. Green and Richard W. Hunstead and Andrew Jameson and Fabian Jankowski and Evan F. Keane and Aditya Parthasarathy and Vikram Ravi and P. A. Rosado and Willem van Straten and Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={322 - 323}
}
Abstract The class of radio transients called Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) encompasses enigmatic single pulses, each unique in its own way, hindering a consensus for their origin. The key to demystifying FRBs lies in discovering many of them in order to identity commonalities – and in real time, in order to find potential counterparts at other wavelengths. The recently upgraded UTMOST in Australia, is undergoing a backend transformation to rise as a fast transient detection machine. The first… 

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