Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Theoretical implications on the very high energy emission from GRB 190114C

Jul 5, 2021, 4:50 PM
Invited talk in the parallel session High and Very High Energy emission from Gamma Ray Bursts High and Very High Energy Emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts


Davide Miceli (University of Udine & INFN Trieste)


Since their discovery in the late 1960s Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) emission has been deeply investigated with the help of the huge amount of data collected covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum. This large and broadband dataset was essential to constitute a general picture describing the GRB physics, revealing the most credible underlying physical processes and environmental conditions ongoing at the GRB site. Huge leaps in the comprehension of the GRB physics have been achieved recently, thanks to the detection of the newly energetic component in the Very High Energy (VHE, E> 100 GeV) domain. The possible presence of a TeV spectral window in GRBs was predicted and theorized for several decades, but the first observational proofs of its existence were reached only in 2019 thanks to the discoveries claimed by the MAGIC and H.E.S.S. telescopes. GRB190114C was successfully detected in the TeV band by the MAGIC telescopes starting from around one minute after its trigger time and lasting for nearly 40 minutes. A successful follow-up campaign was performed and the multi-wavelength afterglow emission of the event was collected from 1 to about 2 × 10$^{17}$ GHz. Such very broad dataset allows to perform unique studies on the radiation mechanisms and on the physical properties of such event. In this contribution I will describe the main results and the theoretical interpretations that have been derived from the multi-wavelength dataset of GRB190114C. In particular, the description of the TeV component detected by the MAGIC telescopes as produced via the Synchrotron Self-Compton (SSC) mechanism and its connection with the emission at lower energy bands will be presented. Such studies are a fundamental starting point for the interpretation of the current and upcoming events that will be observed in the VHE domain.

Primary authors

Davide Miceli (University of Udine & INFN Trieste) Alessio Berti (Max Planck Institute for Physics) Zeljka Bosnjak (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia) Stefano Covino (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy) Satoshi Fukami (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo,Kashiwa, Japan) Susumu Inoue (RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan) Francesco Longo (University of Trieste and INFN, Trieste) Elena Moretti (IFAE-BIST, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain) Lara Nava (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy) Koji Noda (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo,Kashiwa, Japan) Yusuke Suda (Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan) Ievgen Vovk (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo,Kashiwa, Japan)

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