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Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor, by Robert Allan Mesler III, (electronic resource)

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Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor
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Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor
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by Robert Allan Mesler III
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Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, this thesis seeks to identify the gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitor.&#xa0; GRBs are extragalactic explosions that briefly outshine entire galaxies, but the mechanism that can release that much energy over a < 100 second burst is still a mystery.&#xa0; The leading candidate for the GRB progenitor is currently a massive star which collapses to form a black hole{u2013}accretion disk system that powers the GRB.&#xa0; GRB afterglows, however, do not always show the expected behavior of a relativistic blast wave interacting with the stellar wind that such a progenitor should have produced before its collapse. In this book, the author uses the Zeus-MP astrophysical hydrodynamics code to model the environment around a stellar progenitor prior to the burst.&#xa0; He then develops a new semi-analytic MHD and emission model to produce light curves for GRBs encountering these realistic density profiles.&#xa0; The work ultimately shows that the circumburst medium surrounding a GRB at the time of the explosion is much more complex than a pure wind, and that observed afterglows are entirely consistent with a large subset of proposed stellar progenitors
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Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research,
Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor, by Robert Allan Mesler III, (electronic resource)
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Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor, by Robert Allan Mesler III, (electronic resource)
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Introduction -- Gamma-ray Bursts in Circumstellar Shells -- Population III Gamma-ray Bursts -- VLBI and Archival VLA and WSRT Observations of GRB 030329 -- Calorimetry of GRB 030329 -- Conclusions -- Appendices
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