Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Gamma-Ray Bursts

The brightest explosions in the Universe

Authors: Vedrenne, Gilbert, Atteia, Jean-Luc

  • First book to provide a complete overview of the GRB story at the research level
  • Explains to the reader the importance of GRBs in the context of modern astrophysics and cosmology
  • Details the discovery and subsequent development in our understanding of GRBs
  • Describes the astronomical phenomenon of GRBs and the various models which may explain these highly energetic and enigmatic objects
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About this book

Since their discovery was first announced in 1973, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been among the most fascination objects in the universe. While the initial mystery has gone, the fascination continues, sustained by the close connection linking GRBs with some of the most fundamental topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology. Both authors have been active in GRB observations for over two decades and have produced an outstanding account on both the history and the perspectives of GRB research.

About the authors

Professor Gilbert Vedrenne has been involved in research on gamma-ray bursts since their discovery in the early 1970s. Jean-Luc Atteia has been involved with the observation of GRBs for 20 years and both have considerable experience in the use of instruments aboard spacecraft for the detection and location of GRBs over many years

Reviews

From the reviews: “In Gamma-Ray Bursts: The Brightest Explosions in the Universe, French gamma-ray astronomers Gilbert Vedrenne and Jean-Luc Atteia have summarized both the observational history and the theoretical understanding of GRBs through 2007. … Throughout the book, each chapter is packed with references to the original papers … . This book will be appreciated by graduate students and practicing scientists … . an important and valuable book for any researcher in the GRB field or in related fields that can be illuminated by GRB results.” (Lynn Cominsky, Physics Today, March, 2010)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Book Subtitle
The brightest explosions in the Universe
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-39088-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-39088-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-39085-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07254-3
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 580
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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