13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Using Gamma-Ray Bursts as Cosmological Probes

14 Dec 2015, 16:15
20m
Level 2, Room 7&8 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 7&8

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Rob Preece (University of Alabama in Huntsville)

Description

Although they are not standard candles, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are quite definitely cosmological objects, with some of the highest redshifts observed. The problem remains how to use GRB observables to construct a usable Hubble diagram. Several correlations between observables and the energetics have been noted, e.g. Amati et al. (2002) and Yonetoku et al. (2004), but it is not clear whether these suffer selection effects. I will discuss recent progress toward understanding the origin of these correlations that opens a road towards the GRB Hubble diagram.

Primary author

Rob Preece (University of Alabama in Huntsville)

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