Gamma-ray bursts are the most violent explosions known in the universe and are a testing ground for our understanding of physics in extreme environments. From 2008, two earth-orbiting satellites, Swift and GLAST, will provide an observational capability that will not be repeated for at least another 20 years. Our ROTSE-III telescope is uniquely able to obtain well-sampled optical data on gamma-ray bursts during the first 60 seconds - a crucial period in understanding interactions between the central engine of the burst, the fireball, and the interstellar medium.
|Effective start/end date||2/01/08 → 31/12/10|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD24,284.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD24,283.00