FUNA Lunch Talk:

Lina Levin

Swinburne University of Technology

Highlights from the southern High Time Resolution Universe survey

September 30

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


Using the Parkes radio telescope we have been searching for pulsars and fast transients within the High Time Resolution Universe survey since November 2008. With a higher time and frequency resolution than the earlier Parkes surveys we are able to probe deeper into the Galactic plane for short duration signals. Still underway, the survey has so far revealed over a hundred previously unknown sources. I will give an update on the survey status and present some of the more interesting objects discovered, including a radio magnetar and the "diamond planet" pulsar.