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Observational Astro Meeting: Tanmoy Laskar: "GRBs: The Radio Revolution"

When: Monday, January 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, F160, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Lisa Raymond   (847) 491-8646

Group: CIERA - Observational Astronomy Meetings

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Monday Observational Meetings for Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), this week featuring:


Tanmoy Laskar (University of Bath)

Title: GRBs: The Radio Revolution

Abstract: Gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the Universe, are ideal probes of extreme relativistic astrophysics. Observations and modeling of their X-ray to radio afterglow radiation provide crucial clues to understanding particle acceleration in relativistic shocks, explosion and jet launching mechanisms, and the nature of GRB progenitors. Such multi-wavelength studies have previously been hamstrung by the lack of sensitivity of radio facilities. I will present results demonstrating the incredible impact the VLA and ALMA are having in breaking parameter degeneracies, discovering elusive reverse shock signatures, and uncovering unexpected, new physics.


Host: Raffaella Margutti

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