sorry for the delay.
Here are Peter Kalmus's slides about LIGO and SGRs: download slides
Assignment #4: download
Links to papers / videos:
About Swift and GRBs:
NASA/Sonoma web page on gamma-ray burst:
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Accumulating Afterglow Implications, Progenitor Clues, and Prospects, by Peter Mészáros (appeared in Science Magazine, January 2001)
Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, by Stephan Rosswog (appeared in Scinece Magazine, January 2004):
A very good year for explosions, by Robert Irion (appeared in Science Magazine, January 2006) on a series of discoveries on (short) GRBs made in 2005.