The prospects and strategies for detecting afterglows of gamma-ray bursts from population Ill stars

Damien Gerard Macpherson

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    279 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    By the time the Universe was a billion years old, the first generation of stars had already formed and died. These stars were very massive; they shone very brightly, died very quickly, and provided the first chemical enrichment of the primordial hydrogen composition of the Universe. This prevented such massive stars from ever forming again. The collapse of very massive stars can produce a burst of gamma rays that outshine entire galaxies, and be seen from across the Universe. This thesis focusses on the detection prospects of Gamma Ray Bursts from first generation stars using current and upcoming telescopes.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Coward, David, Supervisor
    • Zadnik, Marjan, Supervisor
    • Obreschkow, Danail, Supervisor
    Award date21 Dec 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'The prospects and strategies for detecting afterglows of gamma-ray bursts from population Ill stars'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this