24-25 June 2019
Cosmology and multi-messenger astrophysics with Gamma-Ray Bursts
News: December 3rd: potential invited speakers are being contacted, list will be announced soon.Aims and scope
Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most extreme and powerful emissions of electromagnetic radiation in the Universe. Since their discovery in the late '60s, they constitute one of the most fascinating and mysterious phenomena for modern science, with strong implications for several fields of astrophysics and fundamental physics. This special session will focus on the key-role of GRBs for cosmology and multi-messenger astrophysics. Indeed, the huge luminosity, the redshift distribution extending at least up to z~10 and the association with the explosive death of very massive stars make long GRBs (i.e., those lasting up to a few minutes) potentially extremely powerful cosmological probes (geometry and expansion rate of space-time, "dark energy", early Universe). At the same time, short GRBs (lasting no more than ~1-2s) are the most prominent electromagnetic signature of gravitational-wave sources like NS-NS and NS-BH merging events, and both long/short GRBs are expected to be associated with neutrino emission.
Lorenzo Amati (INAF - OAS Bologna, Italy) Enrico Bozzo (University of Geneva, Switzerland) Andreja Gomboc (University of Nova Gorica,Slovenia) Diego Gotz (CEA-IRFU, France) Mimoza Hafizi (University of Tirana, Albania) Paul O'Brien (University of Leicester, UK) Giulia Stratta (INAF - OAS Bologna, INFN Firenze, Italy)
Updated on Fri Dec 07 09:05:57 CET 2018
EWASS 2019 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science