The fermi view of gamma-ray bursts at the dawn of the multi-messenger era
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Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are among the most powerful astrophysical phenomena. Recent observations are shedding light into their high-energy emission properties. Here I will review GRB observations made by the Fermi instruments, the Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor (GBM), and the Large Area Telescope (LAT). I will discuss the main observational properties of the detected bursts presented in the more recent GBM and LAT GRB catalogs.
KeywordsGamma-ray bursts High energy astrophysics Gamma-ray detectors
E.B. ackowledges the Italian “Fondo di Sviluppo e Coesione 2007-2013-APQ Ricerca Regione Puglia-Future In Research”. The Fermi GBM collaboration acknowledges support for GBM development, operations and data analysis from NASA in the US and BMWi/DLR in Germany. The Fermi-LAT Collaboration acknowledges support for LAT development, operation and data analysis from NASA and DOE (United States), CEA/Irfu and IN2P3/CNRS (France), ASI and INFN (Italy), MEXT, KEK, and JAXA (Japan), and the K.A. Wallenberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council and the National Space Board (Sweden). Science analysis support in the operations phase from INAF (Italy) and CNES (France) is also gratefully acknowledged. This work performed in part under DOE Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.