Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows

Gamma Ray Bursts have been incomprehensible for decades, but in the past couple of years there has been an enormous improvement in the data and their understanding, thanks, in particular, to the discovery of "afterglows": emissions in all bands from the radio to X rays that outlast the brief gamma ray pulses and are sometimes observable for years. In an informal seminar (unexpected and unprepared) I shall describe the progress in this field.
hep group
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