The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks

  title={The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks},
  author={Jonathan Granot and Ehud Nakar and Tsvi Piran},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
GRB 030329 is unique in many aspects. It has a very low redshift for a GRB, $z=0.1685$, and is therefore very bright and easy to monitor, making it the most well studied afterglow to date. It shows a supernova bump in the light curve, with a spectrum very similar to SN 1998bw, thus establishing with much better confidence the connection between GRBs and core collapse SNe. There are also two important physical characteristics that make this burst especially interesting, aside from its remarkably… 

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