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.
Molonglo is a “Mills Cross” radio telescope, built of two 1.6 km long arms, and situated in a flat valley to the East of Canberra, Australia’s capital.
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.
PhD student Vivek Gupta has found a new Fast Radio Burst with UTMOST as part of the ongoing 5th survey for FRBs.
PhD student Marcus Lower has found the first ever glitch in a pulsar which has been monitored for decades.
UTMOST in the press
Born-again Australian telescope solves mystery of intergalactic Fast Radio Bursts by Jessica Snir writing for cosmosmagazine.com
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.