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The Biggest Bangs: The Mystery of Gamma-ray Bursts, the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe

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Describes gamma-ray bursts and the mysteries surrounding them.

About the Author

Jonathan Katz earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University at the age of twenty-two. A Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, he has worked on problems as diverse as X-ray stars, earthquakes, the fracture of glass, and gamma-ray bursts.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: 1. Vela 3 — 2. Detectors 12 — 3. Where Are They? 21 — 4. What Are They? 29 — 5. Compactness 40 — 6. The Large Magellanic Cloud so — 7. False Lines 60 — 8. False Light 70 — 9. The Copernican Dilemma 82 — 10. Soft Gamma Repeaters 94 — 11. BATSE 106 — 12. The Great Debate 116 — 13. The Theorists' Turn 126 — 14. Afterglows 139 — 15. A Supernova Connection? 152 — 16. The Holy Grail 162 — 17. The End of the Beginning 178 — Afterword 181 — Appendix. Did a Gamma-ray Burst Kill the Dinosaurs? — Will a Burst Kill Us? 185 — Glossary 189 — Sources 197 — Index 209.

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ISBN:
9780198033332
Subtitle:
The Mystery of Gamma-ray Bursts, the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Katz, Jonathan I.
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Publication Date:
20020606
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
218

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