Search for cosmological time dilation from gamma-ray bursts — a 2021 status update

Singh, Amitesh and Desai, Shantanu (2022) Search for cosmological time dilation from gamma-ray bursts — a 2021 status update. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2022 (02). ISSN 1475-7516

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We carry out a search for signatures of cosmological time dilation in the light curves of Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs), detected by the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory. For this purpose, we calculate two different durations (T 50 and T 90) for a sample of 247 GRBs in the fixed rest frame energy interval of 140-350 keV, similar to a previous work [1]. We then carry out a power law-based regression analysis between the durations and redshifts. This search is done using both the unbinned as well as the binned data, where both the weighted mean and the geometric mean was used. For each analysis, we also calculate the intrinsic scatter to determine the tightness of the relation. We find that the weighted mean-based binned data for long GRBs and the geometric mean-based binned data is consistent with the cosmological time dilation signature, whereas the analyses using unbinned durations show a very large scatter. We also make our analysis codes and the procedure for obtaining the light curves and estimation of T 50/T 90 publicly available. © 2022 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab.

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Desai, Shantanu
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gamma ray burst experiments; gamma ray bursts theory
Subjects: Physics
Physics > Astronomy Astrophysics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 10:50
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