UTMOST / UTMOST-2D

UTMOST is a collaboration between the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology to probe the radio transient sky in real time, monitoring pulsars and magnetars, and searching for Fast Radio Bursts using the Molonglo telescope.

Upgrade of the North-South arm — installation of 9 meter long receiver elements. October 2020.

We are currently upgrading to UTMOST-2D — bringing the North-South arm of the telescope back into operation, as part of a major program to find the host galaxies of Fast Radio Bursts — a major step forward in solving the puzzle of what they are and where they come from.

View along the 1.6 km long North-South arm — which is currently the focus of a major technology upgrade in order to find source galaxies of Fast Radio Bursts.

All UTMOST Fast Radio Bursts


Breaking news : FRB200607 found at UTMOST


FRB200514 found at UTMOST

FRB200508 found at UTMOST


FRB191107 found at UTMOST

PhD student Vivek Gupta has found a new Fast Radio Burst with UTMOST as part of the ongoing 5th survey for FRBs.

UTMOST finds first ever glitch in the pulsar J0908-4913

PhD student Marcus Lower has found the first ever glitch in a pulsar which has been monitored for decades.


UTMOST in the press

A pulsar glitches after 30 years by Rami Mandow writing on spaceaustralia.com

Keeping an eye on the night sky for science by Nichole Overall writing in citynews.com.au

Team uses AI to detect Fast Radio Bursts by Katherine Moody on phys.org

Glitch detected in the pulsar PSR J0908−4913 by Tomasz Nowakowski writing in phys.org

Born-again Australian telescope solves mystery of intergalactic Fast Radio Bursts by Jessica Snir writing for cosmosmagazine.com


Swinburne uses artificial intelligence to detect FRBs in real time

The striking three peaked temporal structure — and banded frequency structure — of FRB181017, have been used by UTMOST PhD student Wael Farah to better understand the properties of the ionised gas lying in intergalactic space.


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