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Determining the GRB (Redshift, Luminosity)-Distribution Using Burst Variability

Donaghy, Timothy and Lamb, Donald Q. and Reichart, Daniel E. and Graziani, Carlo (2003) Determining the GRB (Redshift, Luminosity)-Distribution Using Burst Variability. In: Gamma-ray burst and afterglow astronomy 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings . No.662. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 450-453. ISBN 0-7354-0122-5 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111007-142016643

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Abstract

We use the possible Cepheid-like luminosity estimator for the long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) developed by Reichart et al. (2000) to estimate the intrinsic luminosity, and thus the redshift, of 907 long-duration GRBs from the BATSE 4B catalog. We describe a method based on Bayesian inference which allows us to infer the intrinsic GRB burst rate as a function of redshift for bursts with estimated intrinsic luminosities and redshifts. We apply this method to the above sample of long-duration GRBs, and present some preliminary results.


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Additional Information:© 2003 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 14 April 2003.
Subject Keywords:gamma-ray sources (astronomical), red shift, brightness, Bayes methods
Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 98.62.Py
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Official Citation:Determining the GRB (Redshift, Luminosity)-Distribution Using Burst Variability Timothy Donaghy, Donald Q. Lamb, Daniel E. Reichart, and Carlo Graziani, AIP Conf. Proc. 662, 450 (2003), DOI:10.1063/1.1579399
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