Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Fifth International Fermi Symposium

Block Program

  Mon, Oct 20 Tue, Oct 21 Wed, Oct 22 Thu, Oct 23 Fri, Oct 24
9:00 - 10:30 Plenary 1: Opening Session Plenary 5: Galactic Transients Plenary 7: Pulsars II Plenary 11: AGN I Plenary 15: GRBs I
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Plenary 2: Catalogs and High-Energy Neutrinos Plenary 6: Pulsars I Plenary 8: Diffuse Emission and Cosmic Rays Plenary 12: AGN II & GRBs Plenary 16: GRB, PBH, EGB
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 Plenary 3: Galactic Sources Excursions/Free Afternoon Parallel 9A: Galactic
Parallel 9B: Diffuse and Dark Matter
Parallel 13A: GRBs & Solar
Parallel 13B: AGN III
Plenary 17: Dark Matter
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break Excursions/Free Afternoon Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:30 Plenary 4: Particle Acceleration Excursions/Free Afternoon Parallel 10A: Pulsars III
Parallel 10B: Analysis
Parallel 14A: Galactic Center
Parallel 14B: AGN IV
Plenary 18: Summary and Future Prospects
Evening     Banquet    

Full Program

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

Monday, Oct 20

Plenary 1 Opening Session Toyoda Auditorium
8:00-9:10 Registration  
9:10-9:25 Welcome Hideyo Kunieda
9:25-9:45 Fermi Mission Status and Prospects Julie McEnery
9:45-10:15 Satio Hayakawa and Dawn of High-Energy Astrophysics in Japan Jun Nishimura
10:15-10:30 Insights into the Particle Acceleration of a Peculiar Gamma-ray Radio Galaxy IC 310 Julian Sitarek
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 2 Catalogs and High-Energy Neutrinos Toyoda Auditorium
11:00-11:30 Overview of the Fermi-LAT Catalogs Elisabetta Cavazzuti
11:30-12:00 High-Energy Neutrinos in Light of Fermi-LAT Markus Ahlers
12:00-12:15 A Catalog of Fermi-LAT Sources detected above 50 GeV Marco Ajello
12:15-12:30 Characterizing the Long Term Variability of Radio-optical and GeV Emission from PG 1553+113 with a 6-year Fermi LAT Monitoring Stefano Ciprini
12:30-12:35 A Thin Homogeneous Telescope and Polarimeter as the Post-Fermi Mission? Phillipe Gros
12:35-12:40 All Sky Survey with an Electron-Tracking Compton and Pair-Tracking Camera Using a Gaseous Time Projection Chamber Atsushi Takada
12:40-12:45 GRAINE Project, High Resolution Imaging and Polarization Sensitive Gamma-ray Observation With Balloon-borne Large Aperture Emulsion Telescope Satoru Takahashi
12:45-2:30 Lunch  
Plenary 3 Galactic Sources Toyoda Auditorium
2:30-3:00 Fermi on the Origin of the Cosmic Radiation: Gamma-ray Observations of Supernova Remnants Jack Hewitt
3:00-3:30 Multiwavelength Studies of Gamma-ray Supernova Remnants Aya Bamba
3:00-3:15 5 Year Monitoring of Variable X-ray Sources Nobuyuki Kawai
3:15-3:30 Strong Evidence of Cosmic Ray Acceleration in SNRs with Fermi-LAT Data Francesco Giordano
3:30-4:30 Coffee Break  
Plenary 4 Particle Acceleration Toyoda Auditorium
4:30-4:45 GeV Photon Emission from Blazars with the Stochastic Electron Acceleration Katsuaki Asano
4:45-5:00 Generation of Pair Plasma and Emission of Gamma-rays in Pulsars: A Modern View Andrey Timokhin
5:00-5:15 Fermi-LAT Measurement of Cosmic-ray Electron Spectrum with Pass 8 Carmelo Sgro
5:15-5:30 Shedding New Light on the Sun with the Fermi LAT Nicola Omodei

Tuesday, Oct 21

Plenary 5 Galactic Transients Toyoda Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Multiwavelength Observations of Mass Ejection in Nova Outbursts Tommy Nelson
9:30-10:00 High-Energy Emissions from PSR B1259-63/LS 2883 Through the 2014 Periastron Passage Thomas Tam
10:00-10:15 H.E.S.S. Observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud Nukri Komin
10:15-10:30 The Magellanic Clouds: Galactic Science Outside the Milky Way Pierrick Martin
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 6 Pulsars I Toyoda Auditorium
11:00-11:30 The State of Magnetars Chryssa Kouveliotou
11:30-11:45 Neutron Star Asteroseismology with Magnetar Bursts Anna Watts
11:45-12:00 New Pulsars Detected in Gamma Rays with the Fermi-LAT Helene Laffon
12:00-12:15 Discovery of an Ultracompact Gamma-ray Millisecond Pulsar Binary Candidate Albert Kong
12:15-12:30 Fermi Variability Study of the Candidate Pulsar Binary 2FGL~J0523.3-2530 Zhongxiang Wang
12:30-12:35 BurstCube: A Gamma-ray Burst Detecting Swarm of CubeSats Jeremy Perkins
12:35-12:40 Development of a Micro-satellite TSUBAME for X-ray Polarimetry of GRBs Shin Kurita
12:40 Free Afternoon or Tours
  MHI Tour (for those signed up)
2:00 Leave Nagoya University  
3:00 Arrive at MHI Tobishima Plant  
4:30 Leave MHI Tobishima Plant  
5:00 Drop Off at Kanayama Station  
5:30 Arrive at Nagoya University  
  HPK Tour (for those signed up)
1:30 Leave Nagoya University  
3:00 Arrive at HPK Central Laboratory  
4:30 Leave HPK Central Laboratory  
7:00 Arrive at Nagoya University  

Wednesday, Oct 22

Plenary 7 Pulsars II Toyoda Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Young Pulsars and Fermi: A Match Made in the Heavens Matthew Kerr
9:30-10:00 Millisecond Pulsar Gamma-ray Emission: A Sign of Binary Interaction? Anne Archibald
10:00-10:15 Understanding the Geometry of Radio-loud Gamma-ray Pulsars Simon Johnston
10:15-10:30 TeraelectronVolts Pulsed Emission from the Crab Detected by MAGIC Roberta Zanin
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 8 Diffuse Emission and Cosmic Rays Toyoda Auditorium
11:00-11:15 The Spectrum and Morphology of the Fermi Bubbles Anna Franckowiak
11:15-11:30 Fermi-LAT Observations of Interstellar Clouds in the Halo of the Milky Way - Implications for the Origin and Propagation of Galactic Cosmic Rays Luigi Tibaldo
11:30-11:45 The Fermi-LAT Model of Interstellar Emission Jean-Marc Casandjian
11:45-12:00 Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission Toward the Galactic Center Simona Murgia
12:00-12:15 The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way Tim Linden
12:15-12:30 Wide-Field MAXI: Soft X-ray Transient Monitor Makoto Arimoto
12:30-12:35 Pathfinder Flight of the Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGOLite) in 2013 Takafumi Kawano
12:35-12:40 The GAMMA-400 Space Mission Paolo Cumani
12:40-2:00 Lunch  
Parallel 9A Galactic Noyori Conference Hall
2:00-2:15 Fermi-LAT Observation of Extended Gamma-ray Emission from the G25.0+0.0 Region Junichiro Katsuta
2:15-2:30 The First Fermi-LAT SNR Catalog: Multiwavelength Context and CR Energetics Terri Brandt
2:30-2:45 X-raying the Gamma-Ray Sky Eugenio Bottacini
2:45-3:00 Highlights from the New Catalog of Type 1 X-ray Bursts Detected in GBM Pete Jenke
3:00-3:15 Superorbital Variability of LSI +61_ 303 at Different Wave Bands Daniela Hadasch
Parallel 9B Diffuse and Dark Matter Toyoda Auditorium
2:00-2:15 Dark Matter Annihilation Cross Section Constraints from the Cross-correlation of Cosmic Shear and Extragalactic Gamma-ray Background Masato Shirasaki
2:15-2:30 Anisotropies in the Gamma-ray Sky Fiorenza Donato
2:30-2:45 Composition of the Isotropic Diffuse Gamma-ray Background and Dark Matter Constraints Mattia Di Mauro
2:45-3:00 The VERITAS Dark Matter Program Benjamin Zitzer
3:00-3:15 Interstellar Emission: Now in 3D Gudlaugur Johannesson
3:15-4:00 Coffee Break + Poster Session  
Parallel 10A Pulsars III Noyori Conference Hall
4:00-4:15 Study of Luminosity and Spin-up Relation in Binary X-ray Pulsars With Long-term Monitoring by MAXI/GSC and Fermi/GBM Mutsumi Sugizaki
4:15-4:30 Pulsar Emission Above the Spectral Break - A Stacked Approach Andrew McCann
4:30-4:45 Detection Pulsed >50GeV Emissions from the Vela Pulsar with Fermi Jumpei Takata
4:45-5:00 Detection of VHE Bridge Emission from the Crab Pulsar with the MAGIC Telescopes Takayuki Saito
5:00-5:15 The Gamma-ray Emission from Transitional Pulsars Diego Torres
5:15-5:30 X-ray Studies of Redbacks Mallory Roberts
Parallel 10B Analysis Toyoda Auditorium
4:00-4:30 Performance of Pass 8 Event Analysis of the Fermi Large Area Telescope Philippe Bruel
4:30-4:45 The GeV Excess Shining Through: Background Systematics for the Inner Galaxy Analysis Francesca Calore
4:45-5:00 Sharper Fermi LAT Images Stephen Portillo
5:00-5:15 Systematically Characterizing Regions of the First Fermi-LAT SNR Catalog Francesco de Palma
5:15-5:30 A modified likelihood procedure for dark matter searches Alex Drlica-Wagner
6:00 Depart Nagoya University  
6:30 Arrive at Atsuta Shrine
(No bus for return)

Thursday, Oct 23

Plenary 11 AGN I Toyoda Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Recent Highlights of Gamma-ray and Multiwavelength Observations of AGN Masaaki Hayashida
9:30-10:00 Theoretical Aspects of Gamma-ray Emitting AGN in the Fermi Era Anita Reimer
10:00-10:15 Rapid TeV and GeV Variability in AGNs as Result of Jet-Star Interaction Maxim Barkov
10:15-10:30 Rapid Gamma-ray Variability of FSRQs and the Implications for Emission Mechanism Shinya Saito
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 12 AGN II & GRBs Toyoda Auditorium
11:00-11:15 Broadband Spectral Modeling of NGC 253 from Hard X-rays to TeV Gamma Rays Toni Venters
11:15-11:30 The Third LAT AGN Catalog Benoit Lott
11:30-11:45 Detection by the MAGIC Telescopes of the Farthest Very High Energy Gamma-ray Source, S3 0218+35, Thanks to its Delayed Gravitationally Lensed Emission Daniel Mazin
11:45-12:00 The spectrum of isotropic diffuse gamma-ray emission between 100 MeV and 820 GeV Markus Ackermann
12:00-12:30 Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Fermi Era Jonathan Granot
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
Parallel 13A GRBs & Solar Noyori Conference Hall
2:00-2:15 To Synchrotron or Not To Synchrotron? Michael Burgess
2:15-2:30 Observations of the Extraordinarily Bright, Long, Nearby GRB 130427A Judy Racusin
2:30-2:45 Towards a Better Understanding of the GRB Phenomenon: A New Model for GRB Prompt Emission and its Effects on the New Luminosity-Hardness Relation Sylvain Guiriec
2:45-3:00 Precursors in Fermi-LAT and GBM GRBs Sylvia Zhu
3:00-3:15 Analysis of the Impulsive Phase of Solar Flares with Pass 8 Data Rachele Desiante
Parallel 13B AGN III Toyoda Auditorium
2:00-2:15 Mrk421 and Mrk501 as High-Energy Physics Laboratories to Study the Nature of Blazars David Paneque
2:15-2:30 Suzaku and Fermi Observations of Gamma-Ray Bright Radio Galaxies: Origin of the X-ray Emission and Broad-Band Modeling Yasushi Fukuzawa
2:30-2:45 Missing Gamma-Rays from kpc-scale AGN Jets: A Test of the IC/CMB Model Eileen Meyer
2:45-3:00 Suzaku X-Ray Monitoring of Gamma-Ray-Emitting Radio Galaxy, NGC 1275 Ikumi Edahiro
3:00-3:15 A Strong Radio Brightening at the Jet Base of M87 During the Elevated Very-High-Energy Gamma-ray State in 2012 Kazuhiro Hada
3:15-4:00 Coffee Break + Poster Session  
Parallel 14A Galactic Center Noyori Conference Hall
4:00-4:15 Enhanced Searches for Gamma-ray Pulsars in the Galactic Center Region Pablo Saz Parkinson
4:15-4:30 Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Center Dan Hooper
4:30-4:45 Extracting the Unresolved Pulsar Contribution to the Gamma-ray Background Savvas Koushiappas
4:45-5:00 Robust Identification of the GeV Galactic Center Excess at Higher Latitudes Christoph Weniger
5:00-5:15 The Inner Milky Way's Extended Gamma-ray Excess: Evidence of Self-annihilating Dark Matter? Anna Kwa
Parallel 14B AGN IV Toyoda Auditorium
4:00-4:15 VERITAS Observations of Very High Energy Blazars and the Potential for Cosmological Insight Amy Furniss
4:15-4:30 The Extragalactic Sky with the High Energy Stereoscopic System David Sanchez
4:30-4:45 Significant Correlations Between cm/mm/sub-mm Radio and Gamma Ray Variability in Fermi Bright Blazars Stefan Larsson
4:45-5:00 Stochastic Modeling of the Fermi/LAT Blazar Variability Malgorzata Sobolewska
5:00-5:15 FACT - Monitoring of Blazars at Very High Energies Daniela Dorner
5:15-5:30 Shot Analysis of Kepler Blazar W2R 1926+42 Mahito Sasada

Friday, Oct 24

Plenary 15 GRBs I Toyoda Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Fermi GBM Gamma-ray Bursts for Multi-wavelength and Multi-messenger Observations Michael Briggs
9:30-10:00 Prospects for Gravitational-wave Observations Associated with Gamma-ray Bursts Bruce Allen
10:00-10:15 The First 100 LAT Gamma-Ray Bursts: A New Detection Algorithm and Pass 8 Giacomo Vianello
10:15-10:30 Varying Faces of Photospheric Emission in Gamma-ray Bursts Magnus Axelsson
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 16 GRB, PBH, EGB Toyoda Auditorium
11:00-11:15 Hints of the Jet Composition in Gamma-ray Bursts from Dissipative Photosphere Models Peter Veres
11:15-11:30 Modeling the High-Energy Gamma-ray Data of Fermi/LAT GRBs Xiang-Yu Wang
11:30-12:00 Primordial Black Holes Jane MacGibbon
12:00-12:30 Cosmic Gamma-ray Background Radiation Yoshi Inoue
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
Plenary 17 Dark Matter Toyoda Auditorium
2:00-2:30 Indirect Dark Matter Searches with the Fermi Large Area Telescope Matt Wood
2:30-2:45 A Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with Pass 8 Data Brandon Anderson
2:45-3:00 Updated Spectral Line Search and Status of 133 GeV Feature with Pass 8 Data Andrea Albert
3:00-3:15 Improved Limits on Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter from Full-Sky Observations by the Fermi-GBM Shunsaku Horiuchi
3:15-4:00 Coffee Break  
Plenary 18 Summary and Future Prospects Toyoda Auditorium
4:00-4:30 The ASTRO-H X-ray Astronomy Satellite and Fermi Tad Takahashi
4:30-5:00 Closing/Summary Eric Charles

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Markus Ahlers
Anne Archibald
Aya Bamba
Michael Briggs
Philippe Bruel
Elisabetta Cavazzuti
Eric Charles
Jonathan Granot
Masaaki Hayashida
Jack Hewitt
Yoshiyuki Inoue
Matthew Kerr
Chryssa Kouveliotou
Jane MacGibbon
Tommy Nelson
Jun Nishimura
Anita Reimer
Tad Takahashi
Thomas Tam
Matt Wood