Theory of high energy emission in GRBs

Peter Istvan Meszaros

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Abstract

Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be capable of accelerating cosmic rays up to GZK energies Ep ∼ 1020 eV, leading to a flux at Earth comparable to that observed by large EAS arrays such as AUGER. Both leptonic, e.g. synchrotron and inverse Compton, as well as photomeson processes can lead to GeV-TeV gamma-rays measurable by GLAST, AGILE, or ACTs, providing useful probes of the burst physics and model parameters. Photomeson interactions also produce neutrinos at energies ranging from sub-TeV to EeV, which will be probed with forthcoming experiments such as IceCube, ANITA and KM3NeT. This would provide information about the fundamental interaction physics, the acceleration mechanism, the nature of the sources and their environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGAMMA-RAY BURSTS
Subtitle of host publicationPROSPECTS FOR GLAST - Stockholm Symposium on GRB's
Pages40-50
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2007
EventGAMMA-RAY BURSTS: PROSPECTS FOR GLAST - Stockholm Symposium on GRB's - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Sep 1 2006Sep 1 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume906
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherGAMMA-RAY BURSTS: PROSPECTS FOR GLAST - Stockholm Symposium on GRB's
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period9/1/069/1/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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