|Special Guest Lectures|
|Relativistic Simulations of Gamma-Ray Bursts|
|Weiqun Zhang, New York University|
|Research Scientist, Department of Physics|
|Johnston Hall 338
November 29, 2007 - 02:00 pm
Long soft Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are made from the death of massive stars. In this talk, I will discuss the collapsar model for the central engine of GRBs and our recent simulations of the model. I will also discuss the standard model of GRB afterglows and how numerical simulations modify the picture.
PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2003, University of California, Santa Cruz 2004-2007, Chandra Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University 2007-present, Postdoc, New York University