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SCUBA Observations of the Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Barnard, V. E. and Tanvir, N. R. and Blain, A. W. and Fruchter, A. and Kouveliotou, C. and Natarajan, P. and Ramirez-Ruiz, E. and Rol, E. and Smith, I. A. and Tilanus, R. P. J. and Wijers, R. A. M. J. (2004) SCUBA Observations of the Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts. In: Gamma-Ray bursts: 30 years of discovery. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.727. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y. , pp. 508-513. ISBN 0-7354-0208-6.

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In recent years, a population of galaxies with huge infrared luminosities and dust masses has been discovered in the submillimetre. Observations suggest that the AGN contribution to the luminosities of these submillimetre-selected galaxies is low; instead their luminosities are thought to be mainly due to strong episodes of star formation following merger events. Our current understanding of GRBs as the endpoints in the life of massive stars suggest that they will be located in such galaxies.We have observed a sample of well-located GRB host galaxies in the submillimetre. Comparing the results with the general submillimetre-selected galaxy population, we find that at low fluxes (S850 ≤ 4 mJy), the two agree well. However, there is a lack of bright GRB hosts in the submillimetre. This finding is reinforced when the results of other groups are included. Possible explanations are discussed. These results help us assess the roles of both GRB host galaxies and submillimetre-selected galaxies in the evolution of the Universe.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 28 September 2004.
Subject Keywords:gamma-ray sources (astronomical), galactic nuclei, radiosources (astronomical), star formation, submillimetre astronomy, bolometers
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:727
Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 98.62.Js; 95.55.Rg
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Official Citation:SCUBA Observations of the Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts V. E. Barnard, N. R. Tanvir, A. W. Blain, A. Fruchter, C. Kouveliotou, P. Natarajan, E. Ramirez-Ruiz, E. Rol, I. A. Smith, R. P. J. Tilanus, and R. A. M. J. Wijers, AIP Conf. Proc. 727, 508 (2004), DOI:10.1063/1.1810897
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