Long duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic explosions we know of in the universe, except for the Big Bang. They are believed to be associated with the deaths of particular kinds of massive stars. Studying GRBs and their environments offers the opportunity to see what the universe looked like at earlier cosmic times, how it evolved and how these enigmatic explosions come to be. Olga Hartoog throws light on the cosmic environments of GRBs and about the massive stars that might become a GRB one day.
O.E. Hartoog, Spectroscopy of the Environments of Long Gamma-ray Bursts and their Progenitors.
Prof. L. Kaper
Prof. R.A.M.J. Wijers
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