Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Emission Mechanism, Particle Acceleration, Nucleosynthesis, and Gravitational Waves
- 2019年8月17日(土)12:00 - 13:00 (JST)
- 長瀧 重博 (数理創造プログラム 副プログラムディレクター / 理化学研究所 開拓研究本部 (CPR) 長瀧天体ビッグバン研究室 主任研究員)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California)
Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are very powerful, special explosions of massive stars. In the explosions, highly relativistic jets are launched from progenitor stars and lots of gamma-rays are emitted from the jets. It is also suggested by gravitational wave detection with follow-up observations that (short duration) GRBs are triggered by neutron star mergers (NSMs). In this talk, physics of GRBs are introduced with some of our recent studies. I would like to introduce how the relativistic jets will emit bunch of gamma-rays, and how particle acceleration happens in the relativistic jets. I also would like to introduce our recent studies on r-process nucleosynthesis & gravitational wave emission at NSMs.