Revealing Short GRB Jet Structure and Dynamics with Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterparts

@article{Lamb2017RevealingSG,
  title={Revealing Short GRB Jet Structure and Dynamics with Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterparts},
  author={Gavin P. Lamb and Shiho Kobayashi},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={1 - 8}
}
Abstract Compact object mergers are promising candidates for the progenitor system of short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Using gravitational wave (GW) triggers to identify a merger, any electromagnetic (EM) counterparts from the jet can be used to constrain the dynamics and structure of short GRB jets. GW triggered searches could reveal a hidden population of optical transients associated with the short-lived jets from the merger object. If the population of merger-jets is dominated by low-Lorentz… Expand

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