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THESEUS and the high redshift universe

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posted on 2018-05-18, 09:16 authored by Nial Tanvir
Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (long-GRBs) can be detected throughout cosmic history and provide several unique insights into star-formation and galaxy evolution back to the era of reionization. They can be used to map star formation, identify galaxies across the luminosity function, determine detailed abundances even for the faintest of galaxies, quantify the escape fraction of ionizing radiation and track the progress of reionization. Fully exploiting these techniques requires a significant increase in the number of long-GRBs identified and characterised at z ~> 6, which can be achieved through a discovery mission with the capabilities of THESEUS, in combination with the powerful follow-up facilities that will be available in the 2030s.

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Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana (Mem.SAIt), 2018, Vol.89 n.2 pg. 163

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Proceedings of the THESEUS Workshop, Napoli, Italy

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Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana (Mem.SAIt)

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Società Astronomica Italiana

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1824-016X

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2018

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2019-09-12

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http://sait.oat.ts.astro.it/MSAIt890218/PDF/2018MmSAI..89..163T.pdf

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Proceedings of the THESEUS Workshop 2017 (http://www.isdc.unige.ch/theseus/workshop2017.html), Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society (Mem.SAIt), Editors L. Amati, E. Bozzo, M. Della Valle, D. Gotz, P. O'Brien. Details on the THESEUS mission concept can be found in the white paper Amati et al. 2017 (arXiv:171004638) and Stratta et al. 2017 (arXiv:1712.08153)

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2017-10-05

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2017-10-06

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