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Cosmological Studies with γ-Ray Bursts

  • Abraham Loeb
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 598)

Abstract

Gamma-Ray Burst explosions from the first generation of stars offer an exciting opportunity to probe the epoch of reionization. Clues about how and when the intergalactic medium was ionized can be read off their UV emission spectrum. Roughly one percent of all GRBs should be strongly gravitationally lensed by intervening stars. A microlensed light curve can be inverted to reconstruct the surface brightness profile of the GRB image on the sky with micro-arcsecond resolution.

Keywords

Light Curve Surface Brightness Host Galaxy Intergalactic Medium Direct Inversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Loeb
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  1. 1.Astronomy DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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