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Title: Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of GRBs with VERITAS

Abstract

The search for very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) seeks to understand the highest energy particles accelerated in the bursts. So far, there has been no definitive observation of VHE emission associated with any GRB. The new generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes is probing GRB emission in the 100-1000 GeV regime as never before possible. We describe the GRB observing program at VERITAS and report on the initial results from GRBs observed with VERITAS. For several bursts, data have been collected starting within the first 2 to 4 minutes after the beginning of the GRB.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21304972
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1133; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. Huntsville symposium on gamma-ray burst, Huntsville, AL (United States), 20-23 Oct 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3155950; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; COSMIC PHOTONS; GAMMA ASTRONOMY; GAMMA DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; GEV RANGE; PHOTON EMISSION; TELESCOPE COUNTERS

Citation Formats

Williams, D. A. Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of GRBs with VERITAS. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3155950.
Williams, D. A. Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of GRBs with VERITAS. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3155950.
Williams, D. A. Mon . "Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of GRBs with VERITAS". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3155950.
@article{osti_21304972,
title = {Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observations of GRBs with VERITAS},
author = {Williams, D. A.},
abstractNote = {The search for very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) seeks to understand the highest energy particles accelerated in the bursts. So far, there has been no definitive observation of VHE emission associated with any GRB. The new generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes is probing GRB emission in the 100-1000 GeV regime as never before possible. We describe the GRB observing program at VERITAS and report on the initial results from GRBs observed with VERITAS. For several bursts, data have been collected starting within the first 2 to 4 minutes after the beginning of the GRB.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3155950},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1133,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Mon May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
}