Aspen Center for Physics
February 12-17, 2017
This meeting marks the remarkable discovery and the first decade of study of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). We do not yet know what causes these enigmatic and extreme transient radio sources, and they pose many challenges for observers and theorists alike. FRBs appear to be at cosmological distances and show great promise as probes of exotic physical processes at their source, compact objects, and the ionized and magnetized plasma along the line of sight. The meeting aims to allow an essential convergence of data and theory at a time when FRB research is rapidly gaining momentum.