First Announcement

First announcement

"Gamma-ray Bursts in the Gravitational Wave Era 2019"
Date: Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2019
Location: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan


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.

Topics of the conference will include:
- GW observations
- EM counterpart searches for GW sources
- multimessenger science of EM + GW sources
- Prompt GRB emission
- Polarization of GRBs
- GRB afterglows
- High redshift GRBs
- Host galaxies of GRBs
- Future survey missions

Confirmed invited speakers:

M. Branchesi (Gran Sasso Sci. Inst.)
J. Burgess (Max-Planck-Inst.)
P. D’Avanzo (INAF)
H. van Eerten (U. of Bath)
K. Hotokezaka (Princeton U.)
T. Kajita (ICRR/U. of Tokyo)
K. Kiuchi (Kyoto U.)
M. Kole (U. of Geneva)
R.-Y. Liu (DESY)
D. Perley (Liverpool John Moores U.)
J. Selsing (U. of Copenhagen)
D. Siegel (Columbia U.)
K. Toma (Tohoku U.)
T. Totani (U. of Tokyo)
K. Wiersema (U. of Warwick)

Milestone dates

- First announcement: Dec 21, 2018
- Registration and abstract submission open (second announcement): May 2019
- Abstract deadline: July 2019
- Preliminary program announcement: August 2019
- Final program announcement: Beginning of October 2019


The conference is supported by Yamada Science Foundation and
Aoyama Gakuin University.


L. Amati (INAF)
K. Asano (ICRR/U. of Tokyo)
J.-L. Atteia (IRAP/OMP)
B. Cenko (NASA/GSFC)
V. Connaughton (NASA)
Y. Fukazawa (Hiroshima U.)
J. Greiner (Max-Planck-Inst.)
K. Ioka (Kyoto U.)
N. Kanda (Osaka City U.)
N. Kawai (Tokyo Tech.)
P. Meszaros (Penn State U.)
K. Murase (Penn State U.)
P. O’Brien (U. of Leicester)
T. Piran (Hebrew U.)
J. Racusin (NASA/GSFC)
L. Singer (NASA/GSFC)
N. Tanvir (U. of Leicester)
K. Toma (Tohoku U.)
X.-Y. Wang (Nanjig U.)
R. Yamazaki (Aoyama Gakuin U.)
D. Yonetoku (Kanazawa U.)
M. Yoshida (NAOJ)
B. Zhang (U. of Nevada, Las Vegas)

S. Kisaka (Aoyama Gakuin U.)
T. Sakamoto (Aoyama Gakuin U.; Chair)
M. Serino (Aoyama Gakuin U.)
S. Sugita (Aoyama Gakuin U.)

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