1. Small-scale variations in the radiating surface of theGRB 011211jet

    New Astronomy 9(6):435 (2004)

    We report the discovery of the afterglow of the X-ray rich, long-duration γ-ray burst GRB 011211 and present evidence for oscillatory behaviour in its early optical light curve. The time-scale of the fluctuations, ∼1 h, is much smaller than the time of the observations, ∼12 h from th...
  2. Evolution of the polarization of the optical afterglow of the gamma-ray burst GRB030329.

    Nature 426(6963):157 (2003) PMID 14614499

    The association of a supernova with GRB030329 strongly supports the 'collapsar' model of gamma-ray bursts, where a relativistic jet forms after the progenitor star collapses. Such jets cannot be spatially resolved because gamma-ray bursts lie at cosmological distances; their existence is instead...
  3. A very energetic supernova associated with the gamma-ray burst of 29 March 2003.

    Nature 423(6942):847 (2003) PMID 12815425

    Over the past five years evidence has mounted that long-duration (>2 s) gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)-the most luminous of all astronomical explosions-signal the collapse of massive stars in our Universe. This evidence was originally based on the probable association of one unusual GRB with a supernov...