Gamma-ray burst phenomenology in the swift ERA

P. Mészáros

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Abstract

Rapid follow-up of gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows with the multiwavelength satellite Swift and other instruments is leading to a reappraisal and expansion of the standard model of the GRB early afterglow and prompt gamma-ray emission. The previously uncharted time range of minutes to hours has revealed systematic X-ray light curve properties such as steep decays, shallow decays and flares. Other discoveries include the localization and follow-up of short GRB afterglows, the detection of long bursts beyond the redfshift z≳6, the detection of prompt optical/IR emission while the gamma-rays are still on, the detection and prompt follow-up of supernovae associated with GRB. We review some of the current theoretical issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course
Subtitle of host publicationAstrophysics at Ultra-High Energies
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages11-23
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9812790144, 9789812790149
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event15th Biennial Course on Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies - Erice, Italy
Duration: Jun 20 2006Jun 27 2006

Publication series

NameThe Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies

Other

Other15th Biennial Course on Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies
CountryItaly
CityErice
Period6/20/066/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Mészáros, P. (2007). Gamma-ray burst phenomenology in the swift ERA. In The Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies (pp. 11-23). (The Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812790156_0002