Sep 24 – 28, 2017
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

A possible connection of blueshifts in the Lemaitre - Tolman and Szekeres models with the gamma-ray bursts

Sep 25, 2017, 3:10 PM
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Dom Pracy Twórczej SDP ul. Małachowskiego 17 24-120 Kazimierz Dolny
Oral presentation (preferred) Cosmology I


Andrzej Krasiński (N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences)


As known since 1980, some light rays emitted from the Big Bang (BB) in a
Lemaitre - Tolman (L-T) model reach all observers with an infinite blueshift.
This happens when at the emission point the BB function t_B(r) has nonzero
derivative and the ray propagates radially. Some authors portrayed the existence
of blueshifts as a disaster disqualifying the L-T models. This author recently
proposed that blueshifted rays are actually observed as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).
Two papers were published. In the first one, it was shown that L-T based models
of GRB sources successfully account for the energies of the GRBs, the large
distances to them, their multitude, and for the existence of the afterglows.
However, these models did not account for the durations of the GRBs and of the
afterglows and for their (hypothetical) collimation into narrow jets. In the
second paper, the existence and properties of blueshifts were investigated in
exemplary Szekeres models. In them, infinite blueshifts may arise only along two
opposite directions, so the collimation is accounted for. The third paper, now
submitted for publication, shows how realistic Szekeres-based models of GRBs
improve upon the L-T based models. Currently, I work on accounting for the
duration of the GRBs and their afterglows, but the work is not yet completed.

Primary author

Andrzej Krasiński (N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences)

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