New paper “Taking the Band Function Too Far: A Tale of Two Alphas" accepted

Published Apr 29, 2015

J. Michael and Felix had a paper accepted entitled “Taking the Band Function Too Far: A Tale of Two Alphas" questioning typically held assumptions regarding the use of empirical functions to model Gamma-ray Bursts and the physical inferences that are made from those assumptions. They showed that using these empirical functions can lead to incorrect conclusions from observations regarding the emission mechanisms predicted to occur in the relativistic jets of Gamma-Ray Bursts. The paper will appear in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.