Probe the Universe: Faraday Style

Since the formal commencement of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, more than 120 peer-reviewed papers have been published, including at least 1 cover article on SCPMA, 1 on Science, 2 on Nature Astronomy, and 5 on Nature (including the one published online this morning).

Although never have doubted FAST's eventual historical impact, I am stunned and overwhelmed by its inaugural productivity.

The field of astronomy has been littered with unexpected major discoveries leading to unsolved problems. Rather than focusing on any particular 'FAST' subject, I will introduce FAST discoveries and their potential in the context of post-world-war-II astronomy. Into the immediate future, substantial attention should be paid to enabling  technologies. With the right mind-set and tools, radio astronomy may finally start to produce answers as well as scintillating problems, such as the origin of cosmic magnetic field, the origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs), what does 'dynamic' universe really mean and entail?

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Ke Wang
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:30PM to Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 4:30PM
LI, Di is an observer and instrumentalist. He was trained in Nuclear physics and observational astronomy. He established a novel technique to solve the temperature distribution of interstellar dust, (co-)discovered interstellar oxygen as well as other molecules, developed and named the HI-narrow self-absorption (HINSA) technique, which recently enabled the first HINSA Zeeman measurement that was published as an Nature cover article. He led the science definition efforts during the commissioning phase of FAST, which resulted in its first pulsar, its first FRB discoveries, and one of the top 10 scientific achievements in China in year 2021. He served in leading roles in various collaborations/organizations, such as the SKA, ATNF, Breakthrough Listen, etc.