Gravitational Radiation, Luminous Black Holes, and Gamma Ray Burst Supernovae
Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, PSU QB817.V36 2005
General idea: some GRBs may be energy from the collapse into a relativistic Kerr black hole. I do no have enough general relativity knowledge to understand most of this book. The prediction is that we might see LIGO detections coincident with a GRB, but I get the impression that a detectable gravitational wave emitter probably must be in our galaxy, and probably a pair of co-rotating masses. Since supernovae occur about once every 100 years in our galaxy, and 1 in 500 beam detectable GRB energy in our direction, a LIGO detection is either very unlikely, or I don't understand the experimental predictions of this book (most likely the latter).
I'm returning it, I need other books from PSU library more urgently.
Chapter 11, Phenomenology of GRB supernovae
- p166 Beaming factor 450 (solid angle size, not linear angle)
Frail D. A. 1997 Nature 389, 261 The radio afterglow from the gamma-ray burst of 8 May 1997