Gamma-Ray Bursts

The Brightest Explosions in the Universe

  • Gilbert Vedrenne
  • Jean-Luc Atteia

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Pages 1-48
  3. Pages 49-86
  4. Pages 135-218
  5. Pages 385-476
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 567-584

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.


Cosmology Universe astrophysics gamma-ray bursts stellar explosions supernovae

Authors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Vedrenne
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Atteia
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’AstrophysiqueObservatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance

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