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Gamma ray bursts

  • The Biggest Bangsby Jonathan Katz

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    For over 25 years, gamma-ray bursts were the outstanding mystery in astronomy. No one knew where they were or how they worked. 'The Biggest Bangs' tells how the mystery was unravelled, from the discovery of gamma-ray bursts by a Cold War satellite system monitoring the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty to the localization of bursts in distant galaxies. more...

  • Gamma-Ray Burstsby Gilbert Vedrenne; Jean-Luc Atteia

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 219.00

    GRBs remain a subject of fascination for scientists, despite having been known about for 35 years. Both authors have been active in GRB observations for more than two decades, so this is an outstanding account of the history and perspectives of GRB research. more...

  • The Multi-Messenger Approach to High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sourcesby Josep M. Paredes; Olaf Reimer; Diego F. Torres

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00

    This book provides a theoretical and observational overview of the state of the art of gamma-ray astrophysics, and their impact and connection with the physics of cosmic rays and neutrinos. With the aim of shedding new and fresh light on the problem of the nature of the gamma-ray sources, particularly those yet unidentified, this book summarizes contributions... more...

  • What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?by Joshua S. Bloom

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded astronomers for decades. But a rapid series of startling breakthroughs beginning in 1997 revealed that the majority of gamma-ray bursts are... more...

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