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Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University

Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

ul. Orla 171
30-244 Kraków
POLAND
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12 6238 620

12 6238 629

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12 425 1318

Gamma-Ray Bursts zoo sorted in 3D

A powerful tool for characterizing and classifying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to allow their use as tracers of the expansion history of the universe has recently been presented by an international team of researchers led by Dr. Maria Dainotti, assistant Professor at Jagiellonian University, Poland and concurrently serve as Chretienne Fellow appointed by the American Astronomical Society at Stanford University. The work, which has been published in the Astrophysical Journal, is a statistical analysis of the properties of the yet mysterious GRBs, aimed at determining a sub-group of GRBs and investigating the physical origin of these systems. More...

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