A path to the stars: The evolution of the species in the hunting to the GRBs

Fabrizio Vitali*, Guido Chincarini, Mario Zannoni, Stefano Covino, Emilio Molinari, Stefano Benetti, Carlotta Bonoli, Favio Bortoletto, Enrico Cascone, Rosario Cosentino, Francesco D'Alessio, Paolo D'Avanzo, Vincenzo De Caprio, Massimo Della Valle, Alberto Fernandez-Soto, Dino Fugazza, Enrico Giro, Demetrio Magrin, Giuseppe Malaspina, Lech MankiewiczRaffaella Margutti, Ruben Mazzoleni, Luciano Nicastro, Alberto Riva, Marco Riva, Ruben Salvaterra, Paolo Spanò, Monica Sperandio, Mauro Stefanon, Gino Tosti, Vincenzo Testa

*Corresponding author for this work

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During the last years, a number of telescopes and instruments have been dedicated to the follow-up of GRBs: recent studies of the prompt emission (see for instance GRB080319B) and of their afterglows, evidenced a series of phenomena that do not fit very well within the standard fireball model. In those cases, optical observations were fundamental to distinguish among different emission mechanisms and models. In particular, simultaneous observation in various optical filters became essential to understand the physics, and we discovered the need to have a detailed high time resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes III
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2010
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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