Gamma-ray burst observations with new generation imaging atmospheric Cerenkov Telescopes in the FERMI era

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Covino, S.
Garczarczyk, M.
Galante, N.
Gaug, M.
Antonelli, A.
Bastieri, D.
Campana, S.
Longo, F.
Scapin, V.
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After the launch and successful beginning of operations of the FERMI satellite, the topics related to high-energy observations of gamma-ray bursts have obtained a considerable attention by the scientific community. Undoubtedly, the diagnostic power of high-energy observations in constraining the emission processes and the physical conditions of gamma-ray burst is relevant. We briefly discuss how gamma-ray burst observations with ground-based imaging array Cerenkov telescopes, in the GeV-TeV range, can compete and cooperate with FERMI observations, in the MeV-GeV range, to allow researchers to obtain a more detailed and complete picture of the prompt and afterglow phases of gamma-ray bursts.
Comment: 9 pages, two figures. Proceeding for the 6th "Science with the New Generation of High Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments" workshop
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Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
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