Gamma-ray burst phenomenology in the swift ERA

Peter Istvan Meszaros

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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
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

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phenomenology
gamma ray bursts
afterglows
gamma rays
decay
flares
light curve
supernovae
bursts
expansion
x rays

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Meszaros, P. I. (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.
Meszaros, Peter Istvan. / Gamma-ray burst phenomenology in the swift ERA. 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, 2007. pp. 11-23 (The Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies).
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Meszaros, PI 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. 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, pp. 11-23, 15th Biennial Course on Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies, Erice, Italy, 6/20/06.

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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, 2007. p. 11-23 (The Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies).

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Meszaros PI. 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. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. 2007. p. 11-23. (The Science and Culture Series - Astrophysics; International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics 15th Course: Astrophysics at Ultra-High Energies).