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Gamma-ray bursts

Author: Chryssa Kouveliotou; Ralph Antoine Marie Joseph Wijers; Stanford E Woosley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge astrophysics series, 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cosmic gamma ray bursts (GRBs) have fascinated scientists and the public alike since their discovery in the late 1960s. Their story is told here by some of the scientists who participated in their discovery and, after many decades of false starts, solved the problem of their origin. Fourteen chapters by active researchers in the field present a detailed history of the discovery, a comprehensive theoretical
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chryssa Kouveliotou; Ralph Antoine Marie Joseph Wijers; Stanford E Woosley
ISBN: 9780521662093 0521662095
OCLC Number: 795848866
Description: xv, 344 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. The discovery of the gamma-ray burst phenomenon / R. W. Klebesadel ; 2. Instrumental principles / Edward E. Fenimore ; 3. The BATSE era / Gerald J. Fishman and Charles A. Meegan ; 4. The cosmological era / Luigi Piro and Kevin Hurley ; 5. The Swift era / Neil Gehrels and David N. Burrows ; 6. Discoveries enabled by multi-wavelength afterglow observations of gamma-ray bursts / Jochen Greiner ; 7. Prompt emission from gamma-ray bursts / Tsvi Piran, Re'em Sari and Robert Mochkovitch ; 8. Basic gamma-ray burst afterglows / Peter Meszáros and Ralph A. M. J. Wijers ; 9. The GRB-supernova connection / Jens Hjorth and Joshua S. Bloom ; 10. Models for gamma-ray burst progenitors and central engines / Stan E. Woosley ; 11. Jets and gamma-ray burst unification schemes / Jonathan Granot and E. Ramirez-Ruiz ; 12. High-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos / Eli Waxman ; 13. Long gamma-ray burst host galaxies and their environments / Johan P. U. Fynbo, Daniele Malesani and Páll Jakobsson ; 14. Gamma-ray burst cosmology / Volker Bromm and Abraham Loeb ; 15. Epilogue / Roger D. Blandford ; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge astrophysics series, 51.
Responsibility: edited by Chryssa Kouveliotou ; Ralph A.M.J. Wijers ; Stan Woosley.
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