An Algorithm for Detecting Quantum Gravity Photon Dispersion in Gamma-Ray Bursts: DisCan

  title={An Algorithm for Detecting Quantum Gravity Photon Dispersion in Gamma-Ray Bursts: DisCan},
  author={Jeffrey D. Scargle and Jay Norris and J. T. Bonnell},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={972 - 980}
DisCan is a new algorithm implementing photon dispersion cancellation in order to measure energy-dependent delays in variable sources. This method finds the amount of reversed dispersion that optimally cancels any actual dispersion present. It applies to any time- and energy-tagged photon data and avoids binning in both time and energy. The primary motivation here is the search for quantum gravity-based dispersion in future gamma-ray burst data from the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope… 
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