The discovery of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) at cosmological distances has opened a powerful window on otherwise unseen matter in the Universe. Observations of >104 FRBs will assess the baryon contents and physical conditions in the hot/diffuse circumgalactic, intracluster, and intergalactic medium, and test extant compact-object dark matter models.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- Science white paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey. 15 pages, 3 color figures