- Conference date: 29 November-2 December 2005
- Location: Washington, D.C. (USA)
One of the leading models for the progenitors of of short GRBs are compact object mergers. The properties of coalescing compact object binaries have been obtained with the population synthesis method. The results show the differences between the NSNS and BHNS mergers. I review the status of these two models of short GRBs in the light of recently observed short bursts and their host galaxies.
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