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Abstract

Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the Universe, and their origin and mechanism are the focus of intense research and debate. More than three decades after their discovery, and after pioneering breakthroughs from space and ground experiments, their study is entering a new phase with the recently launched Swift satellite. The interplay between these observations and theoretical models of the prompt gamma-ray burst and its afterglow is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberR01
Pages (from-to)2259-2321
Number of pages63
JournalReports on Progress in Physics
Volume69
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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