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INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Gamma Ray Bursts and their Afterglows

March 15-19, 1999

Coordinators: Shri Kulkarni, Peter Meszaros and Eli Waxman

Schedule

All sessions in ITP Main Seminar Room, Kohn Hall, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, March 15, 1999

Time Speaker Title
8:00 am Registration ITP Lobby, Kohn Hall
8:45 David Gross, ITP Director
Peter Meszaros, Coordinator
Welcome to ITP
Welcome to Conference
[Audio]
9:00 Martin Rees Intro. theor. Overview of GRB & Afterglows[Audio]
9:50 Kevin Hurley Intro. Obs. Overview of Afterglows[Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:10 Tsvi Piran GRB hydro & radiation physics [Audio]
12:00 Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
2:00 Jay Norris GRB & SGR Gamma Obs: time histories, correlations [Audio]
2:50 Chris Thompson SGR physics and possible relation to classical GRB [Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
4:10 Chair: Ed Fenimore Panel Discussion: GRB physics & observations

Tuesday, March 16, 1999:

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Peter Meszaros Afterglow models of X, O, R radiation [Audio]
9:50 Enrico Costa Afterglow Obs. X [Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:10 Shri Kulkarni Optical afterglows and hosts [Audio]
12:00 Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
1:40 Dale Frail Afterglows & Scintill. models [Audio]
2:20 George Djorgovski GRB host galaxies [Audio]
3:00 Roger Chevalier SNR models and GRB Analogies (X/O/R) [Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
4:00 Chair: Jonathan Katz Panel Discussion: Afterglow X/O/R interpretation
4:50 Poster Session ITP Commons Room
5:30 Special Event: Reception ITP Courtyard
6:30 Special Event: Buffet Dinner ITP Main Seminar Room

Wednesday, March 17, 1999:

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Bohdan Paczynski Progenitors: what and where are they? [Audio]
9:50 Stan Woosley Stellar progenitors /central engines [Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:10 Avi Loeb Environment of GRB, effect on afterflows
12:00 Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
2:00 Afternoon free

Thursday, March 18, 1999:

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Charles Dermer MeV to TeV photons in GRB: models [Audio]
9:50 Eli Waxman CRs and nu's in GRB models [Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:10 Ralph Wijers Cosmology with GRB: theory & experiment [Audio]
11:35 Roger Blandford Electromagnetic energy extraction from rotating black holes [Audio]
12:00 Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
1:40 Trevor Weekes GeV-TeV experiments: Glast, Whipple & GRB [Audio]
2:20 Paul Sommers UHE CR experiments and prospects & GRB [Audio]
3:00 Francis Halzen UHE Neutrino experiments & prospects & GRB [Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
4:00 Chair: Eli Waxman Panel Discussion: high energy, phot. CR/nu, GW
5:30 Poster Session ITP Commons Room
6:00 Special Event: Reception ITP Courtyard
7:00 Special Event: Closing Dinner ITP Main Seminar Room

Friday, March 19, 1999:

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Ralph Wijers Multi-wavelength follow-ups of Afterglows [Audio]
9:50 Carl Akerlof ROTSE: The robotic optical transient search experiment [Audio]
Paul Vreeswijk Spectral Energy Distributions and Light Curves of GRB 990123 and its Afterglow [Audio]
Re'em Sari GRB 990123 & late-breaking news [Audio]
Joshua Bloom GRB 990123 & late-breaking news [Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:10 George Ricker HETE 2 [Audio]
12:00 Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
2:00 Scott Barthelmy Swift: A future Gamma Ray Burst Mid Ex (35 min) [Audio]
Tim Sasseen The XMM optical monitor (and Swift) (5 min) [Audio]
Fiona Harrison Next Generation GRB exp. approaches (20 min) [Audio]
3:00 Org. Comm. Concluding discussion, summary
4:00 Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio

Poster J. Brainerd Power Law E_p Distribution
Poster T. Cline et al. The Interplanetary GRB Network Incorporating the NEAR Spaceprobe
Poster D. Eichler & A. Levinson Shading and Smothering of GRBs
Poster R. Moderski On beaming effects in Afterglow light curves
Poster S. Mohanty L. Finn & J. Romano Using LIGO to study gravitational waves from GRBs
Poster T. Nakamura A model for non-high-energy GRBs and sources of UHE Cosmic Rays
Poster G. Pugliese H. Falcke & P. Biermann A jet-disk symbiosis model for GRB: Is SS433 next?

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