Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Prompt and afterglow emission from GRBs - implications and future prospects from Fermi observations

H. J. van Eerten


Thanks to its vast and detailed gamma-ray spectral range, Fermi plays a large role in shaping our understanding of gamma-ray bursts. Its observations constrain both prompt and afterglow and bridge the gap between the two. In this talk, I will describe the recent advances made possible by data from the Fermi LAT and GBM instruments, place Fermi in context of other observatories, and highlight some of the directions for future research implied by Fermi observations.