The Resource Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts : Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010, editors: Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigehiro Nagataki, (electronic resource)

Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts : Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010, editors: Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigehiro Nagataki, (electronic resource)

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Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts : Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010
Title
Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts
Title remainder
Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010
Statement of responsibility
editors: Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigehiro Nagataki
Title variation
Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma ray bursts
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Readership: Researchers in GRBs; researchers in first generation stars, quasars and cosmology. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most luminous and violent explosions detectable out to the edge of the observable Universe. As soon as their cosmological origin was established, it became apparent that GRBs can serve as powerful probes of the high-redshift Universe. The association of long GRBs with the deaths of massive stars implies that they trace the sites and history of massive star formation. Their optical and near-infrared afterglows reveal spectral imprints of their environments, including the interstellar medium of their host galaxies as well as the intergalactic medium during cosmic reionization. With the Swift Observatory in orbit, such expectations are now being materialized. With GRB 050904, we found that the Universe was already largely ionized at z=6.3. The discovery of GRB 090423 at z8̃.2, the most distant astrophysical object known to date, clearly demonstrates that in the coming years, GRBs will offer us an unprecedented view into the mysterious era of cosmic reionization and the formation of the first stars and galaxies. And yet, our knowledge concerning the GRBs themselves remains appallingly meager, such as their progenitors, their true energetics, the mechanisms of jet formation, particle acceleration and prompt emission, etc. The aim of this conference is to discuss the latest observational and theoretical developments in this exciting field of GRBs, with a strong emphasis on their use as probes of the high redshift universe. Non-GRB studies of the high redshift Universe, involving e.g. supernovae, galaxies, quasars and background radiation, are also essential elements of this conference."--Volume detail webpage
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Cataloging source
CGU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB471.7.B85
LC item number
D43 2010e
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kawai, Nobuyuki
  • Nagataki, Shigehiro
Series statement
AIP conference proceedings,
Series volume
1279. Subseries: Astronomy and astrophysics
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  • Gamma ray bursts
  • Universe
  • Cosmology
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Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts : Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010, editors: Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigehiro Nagataki, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671644533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 514 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671644533
Label
Deciphering the ancient universe with gamma-ray bursts : Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan ; 19-23 April 2010, editors: Nobuyuki Kawai, Shigehiro Nagataki, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
671644533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 514 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671644533

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