The nature of H I absorbers in gamma-ray burst afterglows: clues from hydrodynamic simulations

@article{Pontzen2010TheNO,
  title={The nature of H I absorbers in gamma-ray burst afterglows: clues from hydrodynamic simulations},
  author={A. Pontzen and A. Deason and F. Governato and M. Pettini and J. Wadsley and T. Quinn and A. Brooks and J. Bellovary and J. Fynbo},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={402},
  pages={1523-1535}
}
  • A. Pontzen, A. Deason, +6 authors J. Fynbo
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • In recent work, we have shown that it is possible to link quantitatively many aspects of damped Lyman α (DLA) absorbers in the spectra of quasars to high-resolution simulations of galaxy formation. Using runs from the same series of hydrodynamic numerical studies, we consider the expected properties of intrinsic Lyman α absorbers seen in the spectra of high-redshift (z > 2) gamma-ray burst afterglows (GRB–DLAs). If GRBs are associated with the death of massive stars, their afterglows provide… CONTINUE READING
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