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Title: Investigating Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitors and Central Engines
Authors: Lyons, Nicola Anne
Supervisors: O’Brien, Paul
Tanvir, Nial
Award date: 1-May-2013
Presented at: University of Leicester
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to study Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) progenitors and central engines, I begin by examining unexpected plateaus in GRB light curves and place constraints on the central engine, that are consistent with a proto-magnetar. Next I compare these to the normal plateaus seen in the light curve and expand my investigation to include flares. Finally I investigate whether some giant flares could actually be a GRB if the GRB in those light curves could be a progenitor.
Type: Thesis
Level: Doctoral
Qualification: PhD
Rights: Copyright © the author. All rights reserved.
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