I will give a brief overview of GRB170817a, the Gamma Ray Burst associated with the first binary Neutron Star merger detected by AdvLigo/Virgo. I will then move on to describe our monitoring of the radio afterglow of the GRB using ALMA and GMRT. We constrain the structure of the GRB jet using multi-wavelength afterglow data and explain the faintness of the GRB based on doppler de-boosting at an off-axis viewing angle. I will conclude by summarising future prospects to GRB physics from this watershed event.
L Resmi (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Kerala)
Date & Time
Wed, 21 March 2018, 15:30 to 16:30
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore