This is the sixteenth conference of the current series of annual October Astrophysics Conferences in Maryland. It was devoted to the discussion of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions since the Big Bang. Results from the newly launched Swift mission and other observatories are solving the mysteries of the origin of the bursts. Over 250 scientists from the international astronomical community gathered to debate the meaning of the recent discoveries.sixteenth Maryland Astrophysics Conference, Washington, DC, 29 November - 2 December 2005 Stephen S. Holt, Neil Gehrels, John A. Nousek. the flare, with to reset to the beginning of each flare (see further discussion in ). ... No optical transient was detected, but an E/S0 host galaxy was identified at z = 0.225 (e.g. [ 40]). ... It also had a low-luminosity soft gamma-ray extension of the short hard gamma-ray component (which would have been missed by BATSE), and it had ananbsp;...
|Title||:||Gamma-ray bursts in the Swift era|
|Author||:||Stephen S. Holt, Neil Gehrels, John A. Nousek|
|Publisher||:||Springer Verlag - 2006-05-26|