Gamma-ray bursts: Recent results and connections to very high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos

Péter Mészáros, Katsuaki Asano, Péter Veres

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Abstract

Gamma-ray bursts are the most concentrated explosions in the Universe. They have been detected electromagnetically at energies up to tens of GeV, and it is suspected that they could be active at least up to TeV energies. It is also speculated that they could emit cosmic rays and neutrinos at energies reaching up to the 1018-1020 eV range. Here we review the recent developments in the photon phenomenology in the light of Swift and Fermi satellite observations, as well as recent IceCube upper limits on their neutrino luminosity. We discuss some of the theoretical models developed to explain these observations and their possible contribution to a very high energy cosmic ray and neutrino background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012001
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume485
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event18th International Symposium on Particles Strings and Cosmology, PASCOS 2012 - Merida, Mexico
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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