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Volume 490, Number 1, October IV 2008
Page(s) 31 - 36
Section Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200810337
Published online 11 September 2008

A&A 490, 31-36 (2008)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:200810337

Cosmography by gamma ray bursts

S. Capozziello1 and L. Izzo1, 2, 3

1  Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università di Napoli “Federico II” and INFN Sez. di Napoli, Compl. Univ. Monte S. Angelo, Ed. N, via Cinthia, 80126 Napoli, Italy
    e-mail: capozziello@na.infn.it
2  ICRANet and ICRA, Piazzale della Repubblica 10, 65122 Pescara, Italy
3  Dip. di Fisica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy

Received 6 June 2008 / Accepted 11 August 2008

Aims. Relations connecting gamma ray burst quantities can be used to constrain cosmographic parameters of the Hubble law at medium-high redshifts.
Methods. We consider a sample of 27 gamma ray bursts to construct the luminosity distance to redshift relation and derive the values of the parameters q0, j0, and s0. The analysis is compared with other methods in the literature.
Results. Gamma gay bursts, if calibrated by SNeIa, seem reliable as distance indicators and give cosmographic parameters in agreement with the $\Lambda$CDM model.

Key words: gamma rays: bursts -- cosmology: cosmological parameters -- cosmology: distance scale

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