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Location: Les Houches, France

IRAP PhD and Erasmus Mundus Workshop – Gamma Ray Bursts, their progenitors and the role of thermal emission

The workshop is promoted by ICRANet within the International Relativistic Astrophysics Ph. D. Program (IRAP Ph D) and the ERASMUS MUNDUS activities. Lectures will be presented by leading Physicists and Astrophysicists working in the theory and observations of Gamma Ray Bursts, Supernovae as well as in the interface of Nuclear Physics, White Dwarfs, Neutron Star Physics and Black Holes Physics. Special attention is being devoted to the Gamma Ray Bursts and their progenitors and to the role of the thermal emission.

Invited lecturers include: Amati Lorenzo, Antonelli Angelo, Baranov Andrey, Beloborodov Andrei, Berger Edo, Bianco Carlo L., Boer Michel, Campana Sergio, Chakrabarti Sandip, Costa Enrico, Covino Stefano, Dai Zigao, D’Avanzo Paolo, Della Valle Massimo, Frontera Filippo, Ghirlanda Giancarlo, Giannios Dimitrios, Giommi Paolo, Guidorzi Cristiano, Guiriec Sylvain, Ioka Kunihito, Lou Yuqing, Malesani Daniele, Mazzali Paolo A., Pe’er Asaf, Pian Elena, Piran Tsvi, Popov Mikhail, Poutanen Juri, Rueda Jorge A., Ryde Felix, Salvaterra Ruben, Tagliaferri Gianpiero, Tavani Marco, Valenti Stefano, Vereshchagin Gregory, Vurm Indrek, Wang Xiang-Yu, Xue She-Sheng, Zhang Bing

The registration fee is 350€ and it includes accommodation, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks and the proceedings publication. Proceedings will be published by World Scientific Pub. in their Astrophysical Series.

You can find information on how to reach Les Houches on the website: the nearest airport is the Geneva one, that is 1 hour drive, then there are many public and private shuttle services from the airport to the conference location. As regards accommodation, there are 70 chalets in the school: they are single-rooms with toilet facilities. If you are interested in booking one of them, please send an email to annapia.delbeato[at] with information on your name, surname, age and sex. You can settle into your room from 6pm on Sunday evening; you should leave your room on Friday morning, after breakfast.