Wednesday, June 24th, 7-8 pm
Maria Mitchell Association Summer Series presents Jay Chittidi.
Strange Signals and A Cosmic Conundrum: Using Fast Radio Burst to Uncover The Universe’s Missing Matter
Nearly every ten seconds, an explosion occurs somewhere in our Universe lasting only a millisecond but with more energy than our Sun puts out in a day. In this talk, Jay will explain how astronomers are using these mysterious explosions, known as fast radio bursts, to solve a separate enigma – where is the missing matter in our Universe?
Jay Chittidi is the Maria Mitchell Association’s first Research Fellow and has worked on island with Dr. Regina Jorgenson as part of a new, post-baccalaureate program. Jay graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a degree in astronomy and was a MMA REU intern in the summer of 2018. In the Fall, Jay will be pursuing a PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder.
A special thank you to Maria Mitchell sponsors ACKlimate, The Osceola Foundation, and Nantucket Island Resorts. Looking forward to seeing you online tomorrow evening!