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Organizing Chairs: Rosalba Perna (University of Colorado) & Edo Berger (Carnegie Observatories)

December 11, 2005 (Crystal ballroom C, West Tower)



Session 1

Chair: Rosalba Perna (University of Colorado)

Crystal ballroom C, West Tower

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

NS-NS versus BH-NS binaries as short GRB progenitors [PDF format], [Abstract]

Krzysztof Belczynski (New Mexico State University)

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Binary models for short gamma ray bursts [PDF format], [Abstract]

Richard O'Shaughnessy (Northwestern University)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Gamma-Ray Bursts as standard candles [PDF format], [Abstract]

Davide Lazzati (JILA - University of Colorado)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Gamma-ray burst early afterglows [PDF format], [Abstract]

Bing Zhang (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Coffee Break/ Poster viewing

Session 2

Chair: Edo Berger (Carnegie Observatories)

Crystal ballroom C, West Tower

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Recent Results from the Swift X-ray Telescope: Observations of Early Gamma Ray Burst Afterglows [PDF format], [Abstract]

Abe D. Falcone (Pennsylvania State University)

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Discovery and Identification of the Very High Redshift Afterglow of GRB 050904 and Future Prospects [PDF format], [Abstract]

Dan Reichart (University of North Carolina)

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

New Views of Compact Object Mergers via Short Gamma-Ray Bursts [PDF format], [Abstract]

Derek B. Fox (Penn State University)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

A Broadband Perspective on the GRB-SN Connection [PDF format], [Abstract]

Alicia M. Soderberg (Caltech)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Studying the ISM of Young Galaxies Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts [Abstract]

Ryan J. Foley (UC Berkeley)



Poster Presentation Information


Neutrinos from Thick Gamma-ray Burst Accretion Disks [Abstract]

Christian Y. Cardall (Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)


Probing Massive Star Formation with MeV Neutrinos and Gamma Rays [Abstract]

Louie Strigari (UC Irvine)


Symposium Materials

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