Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

New Understandings of Gamma-ray Burst Origins & Mechanisms

Dec 14, 2023, 3:50 PM
25m
Hall # 8

Hall # 8

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium Cosmic Explosions...

Speaker

Binbin Zhang (Nanjing University)

Description

In this presentation, I will delve into our recent research on Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) that deviate from standard classifications or progenitor models. These GRBs encompass a unique event originating from a magnetar giant flare, a distinct short-duration GRB not arising from a compact star merger, and a genuinely long-duration GRB resulting from a compact binary star merger. The discovery of these exceptional phenomena indicates that our current understanding of GRBs is incomplete, warranting further investigation into these extraordinary events to gain a comprehensive understanding of the diverse mechanisms behind GRBs.

Primary author

Binbin Zhang (Nanjing University)

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