On the origin of FRB 150418

Recently, a Nature paper by Keane et al. came out claiming a precise localization for a Fast Radio Burst, FRB 150418, implying a cosmological distance and likely origin in a compact object merger. My boss Edo Berger and I believe that this interpretation cannot be justified by the data, and have written

this note

describing our reasoning. More anon once we get some data to test our claims!