Gamma‐ray Burst Models: General Requirements and Predictions


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Whatever the ultimate energy source of gamma‐ray bursts turns out to be, the resulting sequence of physical events is likely to lead to a fairly generic, almost unavoidable scenario: a relativistic fireball that dissipates its energy after it has become optically thin. This is expected both for cosmological and halo distances. Here we explore the observational motivation of this scenario, and the consequences of the resulting models for the photon production in different wavebands, the energetics and the time structure of classical gamma‐ray bursters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-445
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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