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Modelling the Cosmos’s Extreme: A Comprehensive Investigation of Gamma Ray Bursts, their Attributes, and Implications

Semester: Summer 2023

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Discovered in 1967, Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are some of the shortest yet most energetic explosions in the universe. They provide dramatic insight into cosmic origins as well as information regarding host galaxy composition and compact object mergers. GRB analyses often compare characteristics such as their duration and energy output to those of other short-lived universal phenomena in order to provide data concerning astrophysical properties in a high-energy domain. To facilitate these comparisons, we pursue modelling a robust sample of numerous GRBs to survey their generalised features and observe tendencies in their signatures, such as their typical electric/magnetic energies, densities, and environments. These combinations of features, i.e., ""parameters"", are unique to each GRB. By studying these parameters, we may ascertain how GRBs originate and evolve to develop our understanding of energetic events and their place in the cosmos.

Presenter Name: Shamita Hanumasagar, Gianlucas Sherrill Velarde, Clayton Miller, Jude Horsely

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #88
College: Science
School / Department: Physics & Astronomy
Date | Time: Thursday, Aug 3rd | 9:00 AM