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Upcoming gamma-ray missions to advance GRB science

Presentation #203.01 in the session MeV and friends: Gamma-ray astronomy in the context of time-domain and multi-messenger science.

Published onJul 01, 2023
Upcoming gamma-ray missions to advance GRB science

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been studied in the electromagnetic (EM) for many decades; however, much of their nature and origin is still unknown. While EM detections of the prompt emission and afterglow can constrain the localization of the event, inform on the jet, and provide insight into the nature of the progenitor star and its gas environment they are blind to the dynamics of the progenitor system and the central engine. Therefore, to study the full sequence of the GRB joint detections with gravitational waves are necessary - making this new era of multi-messenger astronomy an exciting time for GRB science. Currently, there are several missions slated to launch in coming years and more being developed with an emphasis on this key multi-messenger phenomena. In this talk I will discuss the upcoming missions that will allow us to continue to study these events and how they will advance GRB science.

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