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Yokohama GRB 2019

Oct 28, 2019

Gamma-ray Bursts in the Gravitational Wave Era 2019 in Yokohama, Japan, Oct 28 to Nov 01 2019

The first detection of gravitational waves from a neutron star binary merger, GW 170817, provided us with the clear association between gravitational wave (GW) in-spiral and a gamma-ray burst (GRB) events. New GW data from detectors such as LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA will be coming on-line in 2019. High energy observations of GRBs are continuing with the currently operating missions such as Swift, Fermi, AGILE, INTEGRAL, Konus, MAXI, CALET, AstroSAT and Insight-HXMT, and new facilities are being constructed. A large numbers of facilities to follow-up GW and GRB events are available, both from space and ground, to identify and monitor counterparts. This is an exciting time to discuss the interfaces between GW and a GRB science.

A five day conference titled "Gamma-ray Bursts in the Gravitational Wave Era" will be held at Yokohama, Japan, which is located at the west side of Tokyo Bay. The conference venue is the beautiful historical building, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. The conference will focus particularly on GRBs as the electromagnetic (EM) counterparts of GW sources. However, the important related scientific topics of both GRBs and GW events will also be covered.

Please find further information on the conference's website: http://yokohamagrb2019.wikidot.com/