Gamma-ray bursts in the swift-Fermi era

Neil Gehrels, Soebur Razzaque

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Abstract

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are among the most violent occurrences in the universe. They are powerful explosions, visible to high redshift, and thought to be the signature of black hole birth. They are highly luminous events and provide excellent probes of the distant universe. GRB research has greatly advanced over the past 10 years with the results from Swift, Fermi and an active followup community. In this review we survey the interplay between these recent observations and the theoretical models of the prompt GRB emission and the subsequent afterglows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-678
Number of pages18
JournalFrontiers of Physics
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fermi
  • Swift
  • gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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