Data Centre for Astrophysics
Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva
ISDC Seminar

Tuesday, 22 July 2008 at 11:00

Grzegorz Wrochna
Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies Otwock-Swierk, Poland

Prompt optical observations of GRB 080319B

Abstract. GRB 080319B was the brightest explosion ever observed. Visible to human eye, happened 7.5 Gy away - half across the Universe. It was imaged with fast cameras, for the first time making the movie of a black hole formation. Precise measurements spanning through 9 orders of magnitude in intensity and 11 in wavelength, challenge todays GRB theories. How long do we need to wait for the next opportunity like that? New ideas for prompt optical observations will be presented.

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