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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2014, Article ID 597384, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/597384
Research Article

Quantum-Spacetime Scenarios and Soft Spectral Lags of the Remarkable GRB130427A

1Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma and INFN, Sez. Roma1, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
2INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via Frascati 33, 00040 Monteporzio Catone, Italy
3Department of Physics, ORT Braude, Snunit 51 Street P.O. Box 78, 21982 Karmiel, Israel
4ASI Science Data Center, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy

Received 2 October 2013; Accepted 25 November 2013; Published 20 January 2014

Academic Editor: Piero Nicolini

Copyright © 2014 Giovanni Amelino-Camelia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

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