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GRB Temporal Analysis Workshop


GRB Temporal Analysis Workshop

  • Monday June 28 through Wednesday June 30

  • The Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting the "GRB Temporal Analysis Workshop" in Columbus, Ohio from June 28-30, 2010.

  • Invited participants, comprised of a dozen theorists and experimentalists, will forge a consortium that will strategically focus on the temporal analysis of light curves from BATSE, Swift and Fermi Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). This will be a "think tank" environment, with talks that will set the stage for open discussion, strategy and break-out sessions. The agenda will be flexible and allow for extended Q&A sessions in the context of presentations.

  • Major topics will include the:
  • (i) intrinsic variability timescale (via wavelets, FFT, etc.)
  • (ii) spectral lag (via pulse-fit paradigm, CCF, etc.) of GRBs
  • Various methodologies will be compared and contrasted in order to define the state of the art, facilitate the identification of fundamental open questions and assign key tasks that will guide future analysis, theory and satellite missions. The resultant will be a collaborative white paper outlining a unified paradigm for the determination of variability and lags, with possible implications for the Bulk Lorentz factor, short/long class discrimination and progenitor models.

  • Please contact Mike Stamatikos ( if you have any question or interest in attending.


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