Huntsville Gamma Ray Burst Symposium

GRB 2013

Nashville, TN - Site of Huntsville GRB Symposium 2013

Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee and a center for education, culture, and business in the Southeast. The city is known throughout the world as “Music City” for its thriving music culture. However, it is also the home of many exceptional educational institutions, including the prestigious Vanderbilt University.

14-18 April 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee

Gamma ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the universe, and are thought to be the birth signatures of black holes, arising from both the collapse of massive stars and the merger of compact objects in a binary system. With X-ray and gamma-ray observations from active space missions such as Fermi, Swift, AGILE, MAXI, INTEGRAL, Konus, Suzaku, NuStar, and ongoing GRB localization by the InterPlanetary Network, this is an exciting time for GRB physics.

Afterglow observations at optical and radio energies continue to provide clues as to the nature and cosmological evolution of the GRB hosts. We have also entered a vibrant era for multi-messenger GRB astronomy, and prospects for detecting gravitational wave, neutrino, and very-high energy emissions from GRBs are improving greatly with the next-generation instrumentation such as CTA and Advanced LIGO/VIRGO.

The 7th in the Huntsville series of GRB meetings will host talks and posters on current observations and analyses, in addition to the theories that bring them together.  We will also discuss in a panel session the missions and opportunities that are planned or needed to ensure the future of the field is well-matched to the questions that remain to be answered.

For more info, please contact us via email at: grb2013@uah.edu

 

The Nashville Parthenon is a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was built in 1897 and today continues to be one of the city's cultural landmarks.

The Nashville Parthenon is a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was built in 1897 and today continues to be one of the city’s cultural landmarks.

Invited Speakers

Poonam Chandra
Hendrik van Eerten
Adam Goldstein
Dieter Hartmann
Kunihito Ioka
Shiho Kobayashi
Andrew Levan
Daniele Malesani
Raffaella Margutti
Julie McEnery
Kohta Murase
Nicola Omodei
Daniel Perley
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Antonia Rowlinson
Kenji Toma
Klaas Wiersema
Bing Zhang