Date of Award

5-2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Physics

Advisor

Hartmann, Dieter H.

Abstract

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are among the most luminous explosions in the universe. We present an overview of the observational history of GRBs and the mechanisms involved, then focus on one burst in particular, GRB 070125 and our observational campaign. Finally, we present the results of a model of the global optical response to GRBs, and make recommendations as to how we could improve the global response in preparation for upcoming satellite missions.

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