Corpus ID: 219980509

Can the Cosmological Dilation Explain the Skewness in the Gamma-Ray Burst Duration Distribution?

@inproceedings{Tarnopolski2020CanTC,
  title={Can the Cosmological Dilation Explain the Skewness in the Gamma-Ray Burst Duration Distribution?},
  author={Mariusz Tarnopolski},
  year={2020}
}
  • Mariusz Tarnopolski
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • In order to explain the origin of skewness in the gamma-ray burst (GRB) duration distribution, a statistical model, based on the cosmological time dilation and taking into account the GRB formation rate and instrumental effects, is examined. It is concluded that the considered effects are able to account for only a small fraction of the observed skewness. Therefore, its origin needs to be searched for in the processes governing the progenitors of GRBs.