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The 2009 Fermi Symposium

Date: 2-5 November 2009
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill

» Download The Symposium Poster

Note: The electronic proceedings of the 2009 Fermi Symposium are now available, at:

» First Symposium Bulletin
» Second Symposium Bulletin
» Special session Nov. 5 on Science Goals and Future Mission Opportunities for Hard X-ray/Soft Gamma-ray Astronomy
» Thursday afternoon: An RXTE workshop. Information can be found at
» Friday: Elihu Boldt Memorial Symposium will be held at the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland. Information about this symposium can be found at
» Local Information Notes

Special Fermi concert, "Cosmic Reflection", at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, November 2. For more information, please visit the Cosmic Reflection website. All registered participants in the symposium will receive tickets to the concert.


The 2009 Fermi Symposium is dedicated to results and prospects for scientific exploration of the Universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and related studies. The symposium comes shortly after the Fermi data release, offering an opportunity for the astrophysical community to share in the excitement of discoveries being made with the Fermi instruments. Topics include: blazars and other active galactic nuclei, pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernova remnants, diffuse gamma radiation, unidentified gamma-ray sources, and searches for dark matter. Multi-wavelength/multi-messenger contributions to these topics are welcome. The meeting will be held in downtown Washington, D.C,. near the U.S. Capitol Building.


» Plenary Program
» Poster Sessions (with Abstracts)
» Plenary Program Presentations

Hotel & Local Information

Important Dates:

Registration Information

$395 until Oct. 9, $450 after Oct. 9, $500 walk-in
$200 for one-day registration.

Payment by credit card or check.

Make Check Payable to "Stanford University - Fermi Symposium Fund - PTA#1125730-100-DAALZ"

Submit payment with a copy of your registration confirmation to:

Lucy Zhou
Varian Physics Building - Mail Code 4060
Stanford, CA 94305-4060

SLAC people: If you plan to pay by STAP or other Stanford funding resources, please contact Helen Butler ( before October 9.


The deadline for submitting papers for the electronic proceedings has been extended. Please submit those as soon as possible. Conference proceedings will be published electronically through eConf.

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