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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

CIFAR Massey Talk 2018: Solving the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

by CIFAR
Nov 7 / 18
The distinguished McGill astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi excels at solving the mysteries of the cosmos – and in the strange phenomenon known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), she’s found one of her most challenging cases yet.



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