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Fourth International Fermi Symposium

Preliminary Scientific Program

  Sun, Oct 28 Mon, Oct 29 Tue, Oct 30 Wed, Oct 31 Thu, Nov 1 Fri, Nov 2
8:30 - 10:00   Plenary: Welcome, Opening Talks Plenary: SNRs, PWNe, and CRs Plenary: Active Galaxies Plenary: Diffuse Emission Plenary: Dark Matter, New Physics
10:00 - 10:30   Break Break Break Break  
10:30 - 12:00   Plenary: Surveys, Populations, New Classes Plenary: Galactic Transients and Variable Sources Plenary: GRBs Plenary: Solar System Sources Plenary: Summary
12:00 - 2:00   Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
2:00 - 3:30   Plenary: Pulsars Parallel A: i), ii) Parallel C: i), ii) Plenary: EBL and Intergalactic Magnetic Fields  
3:30 - 4:00   Break Break Break Break  
4:00 - 5:30   Poster Session Parallel B: i), ii) Parallel D: i), ii) Poster Session  
4:00 - 8:00 Registration          
6:00 - 8:00     Special Session: Multiwavelength Synergies with Fermi      
7:00 - 10:00       Strolling Dinner
8pm Sushi & Satellites
   

Plenary Speakers: Topics:

M. Ackermann: Gamma-ray Extragalactic Diffuse Emission
F. Baganoff: The Galactic Center Region - Prospects for Interesting Fermi Discoveries
K. Bechtol: Observations of Star Forming Galaxies
L. Bergstrom: Dark Matter and New Physics
D. Castro: Observations of Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebula
V. Connaughton: Observations of Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes
E. Ferrara: Unassociated Sources and the Fermi point source catalogs
D. Finkbeiner: Lobes, Jets and Cocoons in the Milkyway
J. Finke: Our Evolving Understanding of Blazars in the Fermi Era
D. Guetta: Gamma-ray Burst Theory in the Fermi Era
T. Hovatta: Blazar Observations in the Fermi Era
H. Hudson: Solar Flare Observations with Fermi
J. Kataoka: Non-Blazar AGN and AGN Unification in the Fermi Era
S. Profumo: Cosmic Rays in the Fermi Era
P. Ray: Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsars in the Fermi Era
A. Tchekhovskoy: Simulations of Black Hole Accretion and Jets
G. Vianello: Gamma-ray Burst Observations in the Fermi Era

Posters:

Please see the page on posters for details.

Presentations

Please see the guidelines for speakers.

Block Program

Monday :: Tuesday :: Wednesday :: Thursday :: Friday

Monday, Oct 29

8:20 - 8:30 Welcome  
8:40 - 9:00 High Energy Gamma-ray Astrophysics Through the Years Don Kniffen
9:00 - 9:30 Fermi in Context Roger Blandford
9:30 - 10:00 Fermi Mission Overview Julie McEnery
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:00 Fermi and the Sun
Extra Files: Movie 1 (mov), Movie 2 (mov), Movie 3 (mov), Zip
Hugh Hudson
11:00 - 11:15 Fermi-LAT Observation of Impulsive Solar Flares
Extra Files: Movie (mov)
Nicola Omodei
11:15 - 11:45 Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes: Fermi's Emerging Role as an Excellent Storm Catcher Valerie Connaughton
11.45 - 12:00 Multi-component Analysis of Bright GRB Prompt Emission Spectra Observed with Fermi Sylvain Guiriec
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 Pulsars in the Fermi Era Paul Ray
14:30 - 14:45 Black Widows in the Fermi Pulsar Population Roger Romani
14:45 - 15:00 Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-ray Pulsations Holger Pletsch
15:00 - 15:15 Using Radio Polarimetry to Understand the Gamma-ray Emission of Pulsars
Extra Files: Movie (mp4)
Matthew Kerr
15:15 - 15:30 Particle Acceleration and Gamma-ray Emission from Pulsars - Towards the Self-Consistent Theory Andrey Timokhin
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30 Posters: Diffuse/Cosmic Ray, Instrumental, PSR, SNR/PWNe, Other Galactic, Solar System  

Tue, Oct 30

8:30 - 9:00 Observations of SNRs and PWNe in the Fermi Era Daniel Castro
9:00 - 9:15 The First Fermi-LAT Catalog of Supernova Remnants Theresa Brandt
9:15 - 9:30 From Fermi to Fermi-LAT: Watching Particle Acceleration in Supernova Remnants Damiano Caprioli
9:30 - 10:00 Cosmic Rays and Fermi Stefano Profumo
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 10:45 Fermi Discovers a New Population of Gamma-ray Novae Teddy Cheung
10:45 - 11:00 Particle Acceleration and Non-Thermal Emission During The V407 Cygni Nova Outburst Pierrick Martin
11:00 - 11:15 Three Years of Fermi GBM Earth Occultation Monitoring: Observations of Hard X-ray/Soft Gamma-ray Sources Peter Jenke
11:15 - 11:30 Models of Hydrostatic Magnetar Atmospheres at High Luminosities Thijs Van Putten
11:30 - 12:00 Galactic Center - Prospects for Fermi
Extra Files: Zip
Frederick Baganoff
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel A
i) Instrumentation and Analysis
ii) Pulsars
 
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel B
i) Dark Matter and New Physics
ii) Other Galactic
 
18:00 Special Session: Multiwavelength Synergies with Fermi  

Wed, Oct 31

8:30 - 9:00 Our Evolving Understanding of Blazars in the Fermi Era Justin Finke
9:00 - 9:30 Blazar Observations in the Fermi Era Talvikki Hovatta
9:30 - 10:00 Non-Blazar AGN Jun Kataoka
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:00 Observations of GRBs Giacomo Vianello
11:00 - 11:30 Gamma-ray Burst Theory in the Fermi Era Dafne Guetta
11:30 - 12:00 Simulations of Black Hole Accretion and Jets Alexander Tchekhovskoy
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel C
i) AGN I
ii) Diffuse/CR/Solar
 
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel D
i) AGN II
ii) GRB
 

Thu, Nov 1

8:30 - 9:00 The Fermi Census: Innovation, Challenge, and Discovery in the Fermi All-Sky Survey Elizabeth Ferrara
9:00 - 9:15 The First Fermi-LAT Catalog of Sources Above 10 GeV David Paneque
9:15 - 9:30 A Catalog of Flaring Gamma-ray Sources Alice Allafort
9:30 - 9:45 The Fermi GBM Gamma-Ray Burst and Spectral Catalogs: Years Three & Four Andreas von Kienlin
9:45 - 10:00 The Largest Ever Optical Spectroscopic Survey of Blazars Michael Shaw
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:00 Non-Thermal Emission of Star-Forming Galaxies -- Status & Outlook from keV to TeV Energies Keith Bechtol
11:00 - 11:30 Lobes, Jets and Cocoons in the Milky Way Douglas Finkbeiner
11:30 - 11:45 Interstellar Cosmic Ray Spectrum from Gamma Rays and Synchrotron Charles Dermer
11:45 - 12:00 Revealing Aspects of Cosmic Ray Electrons and Positrons Matt Kistler
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 Fermi LAT Results on the Intensity and Origin of the Diffuse Extragalactic Gamma-ray Background Markus Ackermann
14:30 - 14:45 The Extragalactic Background Light and the Detection of the Cosmic Gamma-ray Horizon Alberto Dominguez
14:45 - 15:00 The Imprint of the Extragalactic Background Light in the Gamma-ray Spectra of Blazars Marco Ajello
15:00 - 15:15 Extragalactic Background Light from Hierarchical Galaxy Formation: Gamma-ray Attenuation Up to the Epoch of Cosmic Reionization and the First Stars Yoshiyuki Inoue
15:15 - 15:30 Review of the Present State of the Observational Constraints on the Extragalactic Magnetic Field Ievgen Vovk
15:30 - 15:45 Unifying Black Hole Jets Across the Mass Scale Rodrigo Nemmen
15:45 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 17:30 Posters: AGN, Dark Matter and New Physics, GRB, Other Extragalactic  

Fri, Nov 2

8:30 - 9:00 Dark Matter and Fermi Lars Bergstrom
9:00 - 9:15 Searching for Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with the Fermi-LAT Alex Drlica-Wagner
9:15 - 9:30 Constraints on Dark Matter Annihilation and Decay in the Milky Way Halo Gabrijela Zaharijas
9:30 - 9:45 A Tentative Gamma-ray Line from Dark Matter Annihilation at the Fermi Large Area Telescope Christoph Weniger
9:45 - 10:00 Search for Gamma-ray Spectral Lines in the Milky Way Diffuse with the Fermi Large Area Telescope Andrea Albert
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 10:45 Understanding the Gamma-ray Source at the Galactic Center: 3 Convincing Stories Tim Linden
10:45 - 11:00 Constraining Lorentz Invariance Violation with Fermi-LAT Observations of GRBs Vlasios Vasileiou
11:00 - 11:30 Summary Seth Digel