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Observations and physics of prompt emission of gamma ray bursts

  • Shabnam IyyaniEmail author
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Abstract

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are the brightest explosions known to occur in the Universe. For the last several decades, they have been extensively observed and studied using both space as well as ground based observatories. In this review, the observational breakthroughs made till date, the techniques of observation and analyses of obtained data, temporal and spectral properties of the observed prompt emission of GRBs including polarisation, as well as the various theoretical models adopted to explain them are discussed.

Keywords

Gamma ray bursts synchrotron photosphere 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Prof. Felix Ryde and Dr Santosh Roy for their useful comments and suggestions on the manuscript.

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