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Title: Opportunities for GRB Discovery Combining Swift and GLAST

Abstract

Swift is a NASA MIDEX mission with primary objective to study GRBs and use them to study the Universe. The mission was launched on 20 November 2004 and is detecting {approx}100 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) each year. .For almost every burst there is a prompt (within {approx}90 s) spacecraft repointing to give X-ray and UV/optical observations of the afterglow. Swift has already collected an impressive database including prompt emission to higher sensitivities than BATSE, uniform monitoring of afterglows, and rapid follow-up by other observatories notified through the GCN. With the launch of GLAST in 2007, there will be an opportunity to combine the powers of Swift and GLAST to make tremendous progress in the study of GRBs. This paper summarizes scientific results from Swift and discusses the ways that Swift and GLAST can work together on GRB observations.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Code 661, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057314
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 906; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Stockholm symposium on GRB's: Gamma-ray bursts prospects for GLAST, Stockholm (Sweden), 1 Sep 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2737414; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AFTERGLOW; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC PHOTONS; GAMMA ASTRONOMY; GAMMA RADIATION; NASA; PHOTON EMISSION; RADIATION MONITORING; SENSITIVITY; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; UNIVERSE; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Gehrels, Neil, Cannizzo, John K., and Joint Center for Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250. Opportunities for GRB Discovery Combining Swift and GLAST. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2737414.
Gehrels, Neil, Cannizzo, John K., & Joint Center for Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250. Opportunities for GRB Discovery Combining Swift and GLAST. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737414.
Gehrels, Neil, Cannizzo, John K., and Joint Center for Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250. Tue . "Opportunities for GRB Discovery Combining Swift and GLAST". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737414.
@article{osti_21057314,
title = {Opportunities for GRB Discovery Combining Swift and GLAST},
author = {Gehrels, Neil and Cannizzo, John K. and Joint Center for Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250},
abstractNote = {Swift is a NASA MIDEX mission with primary objective to study GRBs and use them to study the Universe. The mission was launched on 20 November 2004 and is detecting {approx}100 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) each year. .For almost every burst there is a prompt (within {approx}90 s) spacecraft repointing to give X-ray and UV/optical observations of the afterglow. Swift has already collected an impressive database including prompt emission to higher sensitivities than BATSE, uniform monitoring of afterglows, and rapid follow-up by other observatories notified through the GCN. With the launch of GLAST in 2007, there will be an opportunity to combine the powers of Swift and GLAST to make tremendous progress in the study of GRBs. This paper summarizes scientific results from Swift and discusses the ways that Swift and GLAST can work together on GRB observations.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2737414},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 906,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}