Gamma-ray bursts as a tool to unveil obscured star-forming galaxies

Dr. Andrea Rossi

Abstract

Long Gamma-Ray Bursts are flashes of high-energy radiation and are linked to the death of massive stars. I will first summarize the main aspects of GRB astronomy, ranging from gamma to infrared frequencies, and secondly I will show how long GRBs pinpoint star-forming galaxies. Afterwards, I will present recent results which indicate as the GRB host population resembles all kind of star-forming galaxies, even the most dusty ones, almost invisible in optical-dedicated surveys.

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Gamma-ray bursts as a tool to unveil obscured star-forming galaxies
Dr. Andrea Rossi
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany
Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 12:30  (Aula)
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