Relativistic jets and gamma-ray bursts from neutron star mergers

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A defining characteristic of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is the presence of jetted outflows. These jets are shaped by their launching mechanism and interactions with the environment (both close and further distant) of the GRB, as revealed to us when the jets decelerate from the ultra-relativistic to the non-relativistic. Due to its close proximity and off-axis orientation, multi-messenger event GRB 170817A has been particularly informative in this regard. In this talk I will review the characteristics of GRB jets, paying special attention to recent developments in the field prompted by observation and numerical study of the afterglow of short GRBs from neutron star mergers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVulcano Workshop 2022
Subtitle of host publicationFrontier Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics
EditorsAntonella Antonelli, Roberto Fusco-Femiano, Aldo Morselli, Gian Carlo Trinchero
Place of PublicationItaly
PublisherIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788886409766
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022
Event18th Vulcano Workshop on Frontier Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics, VULCANO 2022 - Toscana, Italy
Duration: 25 Sept 20221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameFrascati Physics Series
ISSN (Print)1122-5157


Conference18th Vulcano Workshop on Frontier Objects in Astrophysics and Particle Physics, VULCANO 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author acknowledges support by the European Union horizon 2020 programme under the AHEAD2020 project (grant agreement number 871158).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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