Gamma ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the universe and thought to be the birth signatures of black hole. This is an exciting time in the GRB field with new data coming from the Fermi and MAXI missions, dedicated GRB chasing by Swift and continued observations by AGILE, INTEGRAL, Konus and Suzaku. There is also growing capability for follow-up observations by telescopes of all size classes. Searches are recently underway for TeV emission, neutrinos and gravitational waves. There is a huge theoretical effort to understand the GRB phenomenon and keep up with the constant new puzzles coming from the data.
We will hold a four day conference November 1-4, 2010 in beautiful Annapolis, Maryland to discuss progress in GRB astronomy. The site will be the comfortable and interesting Historic Inns of Annapolis which is located near the State capital buildings and near the waterfront.
There is a Fermi-Swift GRB data analysis workshop being held at GSFC the week after the conference (Nov 8-12), which may be of interest to conference participants. Please see the workshop webpage for details.
Jan 13, 2011:
The deadline for the submission of proceedings has been extended to January 31, 2011.
Dec 13, 2010:
The deadline for the submission of proceedings has been extended to January 20, 2011.
Oct 29, 2010:
Information on the Conference Banquet now available.
Oct 28, 2010:
Registration for the Gamma-Ray Burst Conference will open at 5:00 PM on Sunday evening at the Governor Calvert House. There will be a reception at the same place from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Cash bar will be available.
Oct 21, 2010:
On Sunday night, October 31, registration will open at 5:00 pm at the Historic Inns. There will also be a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm with a cash bar.
Oct 7, 2010:
The program has now been posted.
Sep 30, 2010:
The Group booking code for the conference hotel is NASA (all caps). You can use this link, which will take you directly to the hotel website and automatically enters the code.
Sep 21, 2010:
Updated hotel booking info: book your rooms now!
Aug 25, 2010:
Opening reception, daily breakfasts, lunches, and coffee breaks are all included in registration fee. Banquet tickets are $40.
Aug 9, 2010:
Would you like a copy of the conference poster? Download the PDF.
Aug 5, 2010:
Abstract deadline changed to Sep 15, 2010.
Aug 5, 2010:
If you need a letter in order to request a visa to attend this symposium, please contact the Local Organizing Committee by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 23, 2010:
Regarding registration: If you are paying by check, please fill out and print the registration form, and mail it along with a check payable to "USRA" to:
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA