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The optical afterglow of the short gamma-ray burst associated with GW170817

Author(s): J. D. Lyman, G. P. Lamb, A. J. Levan, I. Mandel, N. R. Tanvir, S. Kobayashi, B. Gompertz, J. Hjorth, A. S. Fruchter, T. Kangas, D. Steeghs, I. A. Steele, Z. Cano, C. Copperwheat, P. A. Evans, J. P. U. Fynbo, C. Gall, M. Im, L. Izzo, P. Jakobsson, B. Milvang-Jensen, P. O’Brien, J. P. Osborne, E. Palazzi, D. A. Perley, E. Pian, S. Rosswog, A. Rowlinson, S. Schulze, E. R. Stanway, P. Sutton, C. C.
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 2/9, 2018, Page(s) 751-754, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0511-3

The Diversity of Kilonova Emission in Short Gamma-Ray Bursts

Author(s): B. P. Gompertz, A. J. Levan, N. R. Tanvir, J. Hjorth, S. Covino, P. A. Evans, A. S. Fruchter, C. González-Fernández, Z. P. Jin, J. D. Lyman, S. R. Oates, P. T. O’Brien, K. Wiersema
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 860/1, 2018, Page(s) 62, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aac206

Identification of the Infrared Counterpart of SGR 1935+2154 with the Hubble Space Telescope

Author(s): Andrew Levan, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Andrew Fruchter
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 854/2, 2018, Page(s) 161, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaa88d

The Emergence of a Lanthanide-rich Kilonova Following the Merger of Two Neutron Stars

Author(s): N. R. Tanvir, A. J. Levan, C. González-Fernández, O. Korobkin, I. Mandel, S. Rosswog, J. Hjorth, P. D’Avanzo, A. S. Fruchter, C. L. Fryer, T. Kangas, B. Milvang-Jensen, S. Rosetti, D. Steeghs, R. T. Wollaeger, Z. Cano, C. M. Copperwheat, S. Covino, V. D’Elia, A. de Ugarte Postigo, P. A. Evans, W. P. Even, S. Fairhurst, R. Figuera Jaimes, C. J. Fontes, Y. I. Fujii, J. P. U. Fynbo, B. P. Gompe
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 848/2, 2017, Page(s) L27, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa90b6

The Environment of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817

Author(s): A. J. Levan, J. D. Lyman, N. R. Tanvir, J. Hjorth, I. Mandel, E. R. Stanway, D. Steeghs, A. S. Fruchter, E. Troja, S. L. Schrøder, K. Wiersema, S. H. Bruun, Z. Cano, S. B. Cenko, A. de Ugarte Postigo, P. Evans, S. Fairhurst, O. D. Fox, J. P. U. Fynbo, B. Gompertz, J. Greiner, M. Im, L. Izzo, P. Jakobsson, T. Kangas, H. G. Khandrika, A. Y. Lien, D. Malesani, P. O’Brien, J. P. Osborne, E. Palazzi
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 848/2, 2017, Page(s) L28, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa905f

A Precise Distance to the Host Galaxy of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 Using Surface Brightness Fluctuations

Author(s): Michele Cantiello, J. B. Jensen, J. P. Blakeslee, E. Berger, A. J. Levan, N. R. Tanvir, G. Raimondo, E. Brocato, K. D. Alexander, P. K. Blanchard, M. Branchesi, Z. Cano, R. Chornock, S. Covino, P. S. Cowperthwaite, P. D’Avanzo, T. Eftekhari, W. Fong, A. S. Fruchter, A. Grado, J. Hjorth, D. E. Holz, J. D. Lyman, I. Mandel, R. Margutti, M. Nicholl, V. A. Villar, P. K. G. Williams
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 854/2, 2018, Page(s) L31, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aaad64

The Distance to NGC 4993: The Host Galaxy of the Gravitational-wave Event GW170817

Author(s): Jens Hjorth, Andrew J. Levan, Nial R. Tanvir, Joe D. Lyman, Radosław Wojtak, Sophie L. Schrøder, Ilya Mandel, Christa Gall, Sofie H. Bruun
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 848/2, 2017, Page(s) L31, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa9110

Lanthanides or Dust in Kilonovae: Lessons Learned from GW170817

Author(s): Christa Gall, Jens Hjorth, Stephan Rosswog, Nial R. Tanvir, Andrew J. Levan
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 849/2, 2017, Page(s) L19, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa93f9

Spectroscopic identification of r-process nucleosynthesis in a double neutron-star merger

Author(s): E. Pian, P. D’Avanzo, S. Benetti, M. Branchesi, E. Brocato, S. Campana, E. Cappellaro, S. Covino, V. D’Elia, J. P. U. Fynbo, F. Getman, G. Ghirlanda, G. Ghisellini, A. Grado, G. Greco, J. Hjorth, C. Kouveliotou, A. Levan, L. Limatola, D. Malesani, P. A. Mazzali, A. Melandri, P. Møller, L. Nicastro, E. Palazzi, S. Piranomonte, A. Rossi, O. S. Salafia, J. Selsing, G. Stratta, M. Tanaka, N. R. T
Published in: Nature, 2017, ISSN 0028-0836
DOI: 10.1038/nature24298

A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant

Author(s): B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, V. B. Adya, C. Affeldt, M. Afrough, B. Agarwal, M. Agathos, K. Agatsuma, N. Aggarwal, O. D. Aguiar, L. Aiello, A. Ain, P. Ajith, B. Allen, G. Allen, A. Allocca, P. A. Altin, A. Amato, A. Ananyeva, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, S. V. Angelova, S. Antier, S. Appert, K. Arai, M. C. Araya,
Published in: Nature, 2017, ISSN 0028-0836
DOI: 10.1038/nature24471

ALMA and GMRT Constraints on the Off-axis Gamma-Ray Burst 170817A from the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817

Author(s): S. Kim, S. Schulze, L. Resmi, J. González-López, A. B. Higgins, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, F. E. Bauer, I. de Gregorio-Monsalvo, M. De Pasquale, A. de Ugarte Postigo, D. A. Kann, S. Martín, S. R. Oates, R. L. C. Starling, N. R. Tanvir, J. Buchner, S. Campana, Z. Cano, S. Covino, A. S. Fruchter, J. P. U. Fynbo, D. H. Hartmann, J. Hjorth, P. Jakobsson, A. J. Levan, D. Malesani, M. J. Michałowski, B.
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 850/2, 2017, Page(s) L21, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa970b

Late-time observations of the relativistic tidal disruption flare candidate Swift J1112.2−8238

Author(s): G. C. Brown, A. J. Levan, E. R. Stanway, T. Krühler, N. R. Tanvir, L. J. M. Davies, A. Fruchter, S. B. Cenko, B. D. Metzger
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 472/4, 2017, Page(s) 4469-4479, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2193

The unpolarized macronova associated with the gravitational wave event GW 170817

Author(s): S. Covino, K. Wiersema, Y. Z. Fan, K. Toma, A. B. Higgins, A. Melandri, P. D’Avanzo, C. G. Mundell, E. Palazzi, N. R. Tanvir, M. G. Bernardini, M. Branchesi, E. Brocato, S. Campana, S. di Serego Alighieri, D. Götz, J. P. U. Fynbo, W. Gao, A. Gomboc, B. Gompertz, J. Greiner, J. Hjorth, Z. P. Jin, L. Kaper, S. Klose, S. Kobayashi, D. Kopac, C. Kouveliotou, A. J. Levan, J. Mao, D. Malesani, E. Pia
Published in: Nature Astronomy, Issue 1/11, 2017, Page(s) 791-794, ISSN 2397-3366
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-017-0285-z

Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova

Author(s): P. A. Evans, S. B. Cenko, J. A. Kennea, S. W. K. Emery, N. P. M. Kuin, O. Korobkin, R. T. Wollaeger, C. L. Fryer, K. K. Madsen, F. A. Harrison, Y. Xu, E. Nakar, K. Hotokezaka, A. Lien, S. Campana, S. R. Oates, E. Troja, A. A. Breeveld, F. E. Marshall, S. D. Barthelmy, A. P. Beardmore, D. N. Burrows, G. Cusumano, A. D’Aì, P. D’Avanzo, V. D’Elia, M. de Pasquale, W. P. Even, C. J. Fontes, K. F
Published in: Science, Issue 358/6370, 2017, Page(s) 1565-1570, ISSN 0036-8075
DOI: 10.1126/science.aap9580

The Rate of Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Local Universe

Author(s): Soheb Mandhai, Nial Tanvir, Gavin Lamb, Andrew Levan, David Tsang
Published in: Galaxies, Issue 6/4, 2018, Page(s) 130, ISSN 2075-4434
DOI: 10.3390/galaxies6040130

The Optical Afterglow of GW170817 at One Year Post-merger

Author(s): G. P. Lamb, J. D. Lyman, A. J. Levan, N. R. Tanvir, T. Kangas, A. S. Fruchter, B. Gompertz, J. Hjorth, I. Mandel, S. R. Oates, D. Steeghs, K. Wiersema
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 870/2, 2019, Page(s) L15, ISSN 2041-8213
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/aaf96b

Short GRB 160821B: A Reverse Shock, a Refreshed Shock, and a Well-sampled Kilonova

Author(s): G. P. Lamb, N. R. Tanvir, A. J. Levan, A. de Ugarte Postigo, K. Kawaguchi, A. Corsi, P. A. Evans, B. Gompertz, D. B. Malesani, K. L. Page, K. Wiersema, S. Rosswog, M. Shibata, M. Tanaka, A. J. van der Horst, Z. Cano, J. P. U. Fynbo, A. S. Fruchter, J. Greiner, K. E. Heintz, A. Higgins, J. Hjorth, L. Izzo, P. Jakobsson, D. A. Kann, P. T. O’Brien, D. A. Perley, E. Pian, G. Pugliese, R. L. C. Starl
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 883/1, 2019, Page(s) 48, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab38bb

The case for a high-redshift origin of GRB 100205A

Author(s): A A Chrimes, A J Levan, E R Stanway, E Berger, J S Bloom, S B Cenko, B E Cobb, A Cucchiara, A S Fruchter, B P Gompertz, J Hjorth, P Jakobsson, J D Lyman, P O’Brien, D A Perley, N R Tanvir, P J Wheatley, K Wiersema
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 488/1, 2019, Page(s) 902-909, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1811

GRB 161219B/SN 2016jca: a powerful stellar collapse

Author(s): C Ashall, P A Mazzali, E Pian, S E Woosley, E Palazzi, S J Prentice, S Kobayashi, S Holmbo, A Levan, D Perley, M D Stritzinger, F Bufano, A V Filippenko, A Melandri, S Oates, A Rossi, J Selsing, W Zheng, A J Castro-Tirado, G Chincarini, P D’Avanzo, M De Pasquale, S Emery, A S Fruchter, K Hurley, P Moller, K Nomoto, M Tanaka, A F Valeev
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 487/4, 2019, Page(s) 5824-5839, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1588

The fraction of ionizing radiation from massive stars that escapes to the intergalactic medium

Author(s): N R Tanvir, J P U Fynbo, A de Ugarte Postigo, J Japelj, K Wiersema, D Malesani, D A Perley, A J Levan, J Selsing, S B Cenko, D A Kann, B Milvang-Jensen, E Berger, Z Cano, R Chornock, S Covino, A Cucchiara, V D’Elia, A Gargiulo, P Goldoni, A Gomboc, K E Heintz, J Hjorth, L Izzo, P Jakobsson, L Kaper, T Krühler, T Laskar, M Myers, S Piranomonte, G Pugliese, A Rossi, R Sánchez-Ramírez, S Schul
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 483/4, 2018, Page(s) 5380-5408, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3460

Chandra and Hubble Space Telescope observations of dark gamma-ray bursts and their host galaxies

Author(s): A A Chrimes, A J Levan, E R Stanway, J D Lyman, A S Fruchter, P Jakobsson, P O’Brien, D A Perley, N R Tanvir, P J Wheatley, K Wiersema
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 486/3, 2019, Page(s) 3105-3117, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1039

Swift spectra of AT2018cow: a white dwarf tidal disruption event?

Author(s): N Paul M Kuin, Kinwah Wu, Samantha Oates, Amy Lien, Sam Emery, Jamie A Kennea, Massimiliano de Pasquale, Qin Han, Peter J Brown, Aaron Tohuvavohu, Alice Breeveld, David N Burrows, S Bradley Cenko, Sergio Campana, Andrew Levan, Craig Markwardt, Julian P Osborne, Mat J Page, Kim L Page, Boris Sbarufatti, Michael Siegel, Eleonora Troja
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 487/2, 2019, Page(s) 2505-2521, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz053

The X-shooter GRB afterglow legacy sample (XS-GRB)


Published in: ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201832835

The Broad Absorption Line Tidal Disruption Event iPTF15af: Optical and Ultraviolet Evolution

Author(s): N. Blagorodnova, S. B. Cenko, S. R. Kulkarni, I. Arcavi, J. S. Bloom, G. Duggan, A. V. Filippenko, C. Fremling, A. Horesh, G. Hosseinzadeh, E. Karamehmetoglu, A. Levan, F. J. Masci, P. E. Nugent, D. R. Pasham, S. Veilleux, R. Walters, L. Yan, W. Zheng
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 873/1, 2019, Page(s) 92, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab04b0

Signatures of a jet cocoon in early spectra of a supernova associated with a γ-ray burst

Author(s): L. Izzo, A. de Ugarte Postigo, K. Maeda, C. C. Thöne, D. A. Kann, M. Della Valle, A. Sagues Carracedo, M. J. Michałowski, P. Schady, S. Schmidl, J. Selsing, R. L. C. Starling, A. Suzuki, K. Bensch, J. Bolmer, S. Campana, Z. Cano, S. Covino, J. P. U. Fynbo, D. H. Hartmann, K. E. Heintz, J. Hjorth, J. Japelj, K. Kamiński, L. Kaper, C. Kouveliotou, M. Krużyński, T. Kwiatkowski, G. Leloudas, A. J
Published in: Nature, Issue 565/7739, 2019, Page(s) 324-327, ISSN 0028-0836
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0826-3

Unveiling the enigma of ATLAS17aeu


Published in: ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833814

Infrared molecular hydrogen lines in GRB host galaxies

Author(s): K Wiersema, A Togi, D Watson, L Christensen, J P U Fynbo, B P Gompertz, A B Higgins, A J Levan, S R Oates, S Schulze, J D T Smith, E R Stanway, R L C Starling, D Steeghs, N R Tanvir
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 481/1, 2018, Page(s) 1126-1132, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2371

The host galaxy of the short GRB 111117A at z = 2.211


Published in: ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731475

VLT/X-shooter GRBs: Individual extinction curves of star-forming regions★

Author(s): T Zafar, D Watson, P Møller, J Selsing, J P U Fynbo, P Schady, K Wiersema, A J Levan, K E Heintz, A de Ugarte Postigo, V D’Elia, P Jakobsson, J Bolmer, J Japelj, S Covino, A Gomboc, Z Cano
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 479/2, 2018, Page(s) 1542-1554, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1380

The Properties of GRB 120923A at a Spectroscopic Redshift of z ≈ 7.8

Author(s): N. R. Tanvir, T. Laskar, A. J. Levan, D. A. Perley, J. Zabl, J. P. U. Fynbo, J. Rhoads, S. B. Cenko, J. Greiner, K. Wiersema, J. Hjorth, A. Cucchiara, E. Berger, M. N. Bremer, Z. Cano, B. E. Cobb, S. Covino, V. D’Elia, W. Fong, A. S. Fruchter, P. Goldoni, F. Hammer, K. E. Heintz, P. Jakobsson, D. A. Kann, L. Kaper, S. Klose, F. Knust, T. Krühler, D. Malesani, K. Misra, A. Nicuesa Guelbenzu, G.
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 865/2, 2018, Page(s) 107, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aadba9

Investigating a population of infrared-bright gamma-ray burst host galaxies

Author(s): Ashley A Chrimes, Elizabeth R Stanway, Andrew J Levan, Luke J M Davies, Charlotte R Angus, Stephanie M L Greis
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 478/1, 2018, Page(s) 2-27, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1043

Exploring the cosmic evolution of habitability with galaxy merger trees

Author(s): E R Stanway, M J Hoskin, M A Lane, G C Brown, H J T Childs, S M L Greis, A J Levan
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 475/2, 2018, Page(s) 1829-1842, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx3305

The Environments of the Most Energetic Gamma-Ray Bursts

Author(s): B. P. Gompertz, A. S. Fruchter, A. Pe’er
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 866/2, 2018, Page(s) 162, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aadba8

Mass and metallicity scaling relations of high-redshift star-forming galaxies selected by GRBs

Author(s): M. Arabsalmani, P. Møller, D. A. Perley, W. Freudling, J. P. U. Fynbo, E. Le Floc'h, M. A. Zwaan, S. Schulze, N. R. Tanvir, L. Christensen, A. J. Levan, P. Jakobsson, D. Malesani, Z. Cano, S. Covino, V. D'Elia, P. Goldoni, A. Gomboc, K. E. Heintz, M. Sparre, A. de Ugarte Postigo, S. D. Vergani
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 473/3, 2017, Page(s) 3312-3324, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2451

The host galaxies and explosion sites of long-duration gamma ray bursts: Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared imaging

Author(s): J. D. Lyman, A. J. Levan, N. R. Tanvir, J. P. U. Fynbo, J. T. W. McGuire, D. A. Perley, C. R. Angus, J. S. Bloom, C. J. Conselice, > A. S. Fruchter, J. Hjorth, P. Jakobsson, R. L. C. Starling
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017, Page(s) stx220, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx220

Dust reddening and extinction curves toward gamma-ray bursts at z  > 4


Published in: ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731255

Identification of strontium in the merger of two neutron stars

Author(s): Darach Watson, Camilla J. Hansen, Jonatan Selsing, Andreas Koch, Daniele B. Malesani, Anja C. Andersen, Johan P. U. Fynbo, Almudena Arcones, Andreas Bauswein, Stefano Covino, Aniello Grado, Kasper E. Heintz, Leslie Hunt, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Giorgos Leloudas, Andrew J. Levan, Paolo Mazzali, Elena Pian
Published in: Nature, Issue 574/7779, 2019, Page(s) 497-500, ISSN 0028-0836
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1676-3

A Comparison between Radio Loud and Quiet Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Evidence for a Potential Correlation between Intrinsic Duration and Redshift in the Radio Loud Population

Author(s): Nicole M. Lloyd-Ronning, Ben Gompertz, Asaf Pe’er, Maria Dainotti, Andy Fruchter
Published in: The Astrophysical Journal, Issue 871/1, 2019, Page(s) 118, ISSN 1538-4357
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaf6ac

An unusual transient following the short GRB 071227

Author(s): R A J Eyles, P T O’Brien, K Wiersema, R L C Starling, B P Gompertz, G P Lamb, J D Lyman, A J Levan, S Rosswog, N R Tanvir
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 489/1, 2019, Page(s) 13-27, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz2040

Fallback accretion on to a newborn magnetar: long GRBs with giant X-ray flares

Author(s): S L Gibson, G A Wynn, B P Gompertz, P T O’Brien
Published in: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Issue 478/4, 2018, Page(s) 4323-4335, ISSN 0035-8711
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1363