Special Issue "GRBs Phenomenology, Models and Applications: A Beginner Guide"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 13434
Interests: isolated neutron stars; gamma ray bursts; gravitational waves; FRB counterpart
Interests: X-ray astronomy; gamma ray astronomy; gamma ray bursts; low mass X-ray binaries; X/gamma-ray instrumentation
Interests: Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs); Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs); Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs); soft-gamma ray repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars (magnetars); Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs); timing analysis techniques
In the new era of time domain astronomy, multimessenger astrophysics, and synoptic sky surveys—both present and forthcoming—the investigation of Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) represents a key field of study encompassing, e.g., endpoints of stellar evolution, electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave transients, heavy element nucleosynthesis, probes of equation of state (EOS) of matter at nuclear density, particle acceleration through relativistic shocks, independent probes of cosmology, and test-bench for quantum gravity theories.
Discovered about 50 years ago, their study has now reached full maturity and represents one of the most active research topics in astronomy and astrophysics. Thanks to the multiple connections with the open questions listed above, it still holds great interest and potential. In fact, many open issues remain that need to be answered to allow for a deeper comprehension of the GRB phenomenology. GRBs study thus appears challenging and is at the same time highly educational for young graduate students or researchers who approach this topic for the first time. The goal of this Special Issue is to guide the GRB field "newbie" from the basic physics principles to the understanding of their main observational aspects, from their astrophysical and cosmological implications all the way to the description of the cutting-edge research that now characterizes this very active research field.
Dr. Luciano Nicastro
Dr. Lorenzo Amati
Prof. Dr. Cristiano Guidorzi
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- Gamma-ray astronomy
- Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)
- GRB progenitors and central engine
- GRB prompt emission
- GRB afterglows
- GRBs as e.m. counterparts to Gravitational Wave transients
- GRBs as cosmological probes and test-bench for fundamental physics
- The impact of GRBs on habitability in the Universe
- GRBs: past, present and future experiments and missions