To be published in "General Relativity and Gravitation: A Centennial Perspective", Editors: A. Ashtekar, B. Berger, J. Isenberg and M.A.H. MacCallum, Cambridge University Press.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3012

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GAMMA-RAY BURSTS

P. Mészáros 1, M.J. Rees 2


1 Dpt. of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Dpt. of Physics; Ctr. for Particle and Gravitational Astrophysics; Inst. for Gravitation and the Cosmos; Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802, USA
2 Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB30HA, U.K.


Table of Contents

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW AND BASIC CONCEPTS

CGRO RESULTS AND BASIC MODELS

BEPPO-SAX AND HETE-2 RESULTS AND ISSUES

BURSTS IN THE SWIFT ERA
Other types of bursts

BURSTS AT ENERGIES ABOVE GeV: FERMI AND BEYOND

GRBs IN NON-PHOTONIC CHANNELS?

REFERENCES

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