In this research project the luminosity function of gamma-ray bursts was computed using the Efron- Petrosian method, which allowed us to find such properties an a non-parametric way. Data gathered from the Swift and Konus-Wind satellites was added for the first time by Fermi Satellite. The computation showed similar traces and patterns of the luminosity function compared to the ones of presented by Petrosian et al 2015. Further development needs to be performed for the display of the star formation rate.


Maria Dainotti

Lab site

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

Funding Acknowledgement

The 2018 STEM Teacher and Researcher Program and this project have been made possible through support from Chevron (www.chevron.com), the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (www.marinesanctuary.org), the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Program under Grant #1836335 and 1340110, the California State University Office of the Chancellor, and California Polytechnic State University in partnership with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.



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