Fermi Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from GRB 080916C

  title={Fermi Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from GRB 080916C},
  author={Aous A. Abdo and Markus Ackermann and Makoto Arimoto and Katsuaki Asano and William B. Atwood and Magnus Axelsson and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and David L. Band and Guido Barbiellini and Matthew G. Baring and Denis Bastieri and Milan Battelino and Brian M. Baughman and Keith C. Bechtol and F. Bellardi and Ronaldo Bellazzini and Bijan Berenji and P. N. Bhat and Elisabetta Bissaldi and Roger D. Blandford and Elliott D. Bloom and Gilles Bogaert and Joanne R. Bogart and Emanuele Bonamente and Jerry T. Bonnell and A. W. Borgland and Aurelien Bouvier and Johan Bregeon and Alessandro Brez and M S Briggs and Monica Brigida and Pascal Bruel and T. H. Burnett and David N. Burrows and G. Busetto and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Patrizia A. Caraveo and Jean Marc Casandjian and Marco Ceccanti and Claudia Cecchi and Annalisa Celotti and E. Charles and Alexandre Chekhtman and C. C. Cheung and James Chiang and S. Ciprini and Richard O. Claus and Johann Cohen-Tanugi and Lynn R. Cominsky and Valerie Connaughton and J. Conrad and L Costamante and S. Cutini and M. Deklotz and Charles D. Dermer and Alessandro De Angelis and Francesco de Palma and S. W. Digel and B. L. Dingus and E. do Couto e Silva and P. Drell and Robert D. Dubois and Denis Dumora and Yvonne Edmonds and P. A. Evans and Davide Fabiani and Christian Farnier and C. Favuzzi and Justin D. Finke and Gerald J. Fishman and W. B. Focke and Marco Frailis and Yasushi Fukazawa and Stefan Funk and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Dario Gasparrini and Neil A. Gehrels and S Germani and Berrie Giebels and N. Giglietto and Paolo Giommi and Francesco Giordano and Tom Glanzman and Gary Lunt Godfrey and Adam Goldstein and Jonathan Granot and J. Greiner and Isabelle A. Grenier and M.-H. Grondin and J. E. Grove and Lucas Guillemot and Sylvain Guiriec and George Haller and Yoshitaka Hanabata and Alice K. Harding and Morihiro Hayashida and E. Hays and J A Hernando Morat and Andrew S. Hoover and Richard Edward Hughes and Guðlaugur J{\'o}hannesson and A. S. Johnson and R. P. Johnson and Tyrel J. Johnson and W. Neil Johnson and Tuneyoshi Kamae and Hideaki Katagiri and Jun Kataoka and Alicia T. Kavelaars and Nobuyuki Kawai and Heather M. Kelly and Jamie A. Kennea and Matthew Kerr and Richard Marc Kippen and J{\"u}rgen Kn{\"o}dlseder and D. Kocevski and Matej Koci{\'a}n and Nu. Komin and Chryssa Kouveliotou and F. Kuehn and Michael Kuss and Joshua Lande and Dani{\`e}le Landriu and S. Larsson and Luca Latronico and Claudia Lavalley and B. L. Lee and S.-H. Lee and M. Lemoine-Goumard and Giselher G. Lichti and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and B. Lott and Michael N. Lovellette and Pasquale Lubrano and Grzegorz Madejski and Alexei Makeev and B. Marangelli and M. N. Mazziotta and Sheila McBreen and Julie Mcenery and S. Mcglynn and Charles A. Meegan and P{\'e}ter M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and Christine Meurer and P. F. Michelson and M. Minuti and Nicola Mirizzi and W. Mitthumsiri and Tsunefumi Mizuno and Alexander A Moiseev and C. Monte and M. E. Monzani and Enrico Moretti and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Simona Murgia and Takeshi Nakamori and D. Nelson and P. L. Nolan and Jay Norris and Eric Nuss and Masanori Ohno and Takashi Ohsugi and Akira Okumura and Nicola Omodei and E. Orlando and Jonathan F. Ormes and Masanobu Ozaki and W. S. Paciesas and D. Paneque and J. H. Panetta and Damien Parent and V{\'e}ronique Pelassa and Marianna Pepe and Matteo Perri and Melissa Pesce-Rollins and Vah{\'e} Petrosian and Michele Pinchera and F. Piron and Troy A. Porter and R. D. Preece and S. Rain{\`o} and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and R. Rando and Emilio Rapposelli and Massimiliano Razzano and Soebur Razzaque and Nanda Rea and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and Thierry Reposeur and Luis C. Reyes and Steven M. Ritz and L. S. Rochester and A. Y. Rodr{\'i}guez and Markus Roth and Felix Ryde and Hartmut Sadrozinski and David Sanchez and Andreas A. C. Sander and Pablo M. Saz Parkinson and Jeffrey D. Scargle and Terry LeRoy Schalk and Kenneth N. Segal and Carmelo Sgr{\`o} and Takashi Shimokawabe and Eric J. Siskind and Debbie A Smith and P. D. Smith and Gloria Spandre and Paolo Spinelli and Michael Stamatikos and J. L. Starck and Floyd W. Stecker and Helmut Steinle and Thomas E. Stephens and Mark S. Strickman and Daniel J. Suson and Gianpiero Tagliaferri and Hiroyasu Tajima and H. Takahashi and Takashi Takahashi and T. Tanaka and Alicia Tenze and Jana Thayer and John Gregg Thayer and D. J. Thompson and Luigi Tibaldo and Diego F. Torres and Gino Tosti and Andrea Tramacere and Massimiliano Turri and S. Tuvi and T. L. Usher and Alexander J. van der Horst and L. Vigiani and N. Vilchez and Vincenzo Vitale and A. von Kienlin and A. P. Waite and D. A. Williams and Colleen A. Wilson-Hodge and B. L. Winer and Kent S. Wood and X. F. Wu and R. Yamazaki and Tomi Ylinen and Marcus Ziegler},
  pages={1688 - 1693}
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