Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs)
Studies of the most energetic forms of light in the universe.
GRBs are explosions that occur in other galaxies and the most energetic form of light, gamma-rays. They can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. The shortest GRBs, those lasting less than 2 seconds, are thought to be the result of colliding neutron stars. The longest GRBs, those lasting anywhere from 2 seconds to a few minutes are thought to be produced during core-collapse supernovae.
Our Group's Related Work
Alexander et al. (2017) A Reverse Shock and Unusual Radio Properties in GRB 160625B, ApJL.
Fong et al. (2016) The Afterglow and Early-type Host Galaxy of the Short GRB 150101B at z = 0.1343, ApJ.
Laskar et al. (2016) A Reverse Shock in GRB 160509A, ApJ.