27-30 April 2020
Scuola Normale Superiore - Pisa
Europe/Rome timezone
Registrations are now open! Please, note that the agenda is preliminary.

Opening a new window in GRB physics

Conference postponed!

Due to the worsening of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy,  the conference "Opening a new window in GRB physics" has been postponed to a later date, this year.

We maintain all the pre-registration already arrived. You will be informed on the final choice on the new date as soon as possible.
For any further information, please write to grb2020@inaf.it



2nd circular - Registration

We are pleased to announce that the registration to the workshop "Opening a new window in GRB physics", to be held in Pisa, on 27-30 April 2020, is now open, until March 15th.

  • Dates: 27-30 April 2020 

  • Venue: Sala Azzurra, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy 

  • Web page and Registration: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/e/NewWindowGRB

  • Deadline for pre-registration: 15 March 2020

  • Deadline for confirmation of registration (payment of the fee): 31 March 2020

  • Conference fee: 130€

The number of participants is limited. Only a few contributed talks can be accommodated. Accepted contributed talks will be communicated soon after the deadline for pre-registration. 

Once accepted, the payment of the fee will serve as confirmation of the registration.

 We do expect to publish the contributions on the video journal ("Video Memorie") by the Società Astronomica Italiana (SAIt), with DOI.

Please, note the adjustment of the deadlines and of the start of the workshop, with respect to previous circular. 
For any request and question, please write to: grb2020@inaf.it


The detection of teraelectronvolt emission from gamma-ray bursts opens up a new outlook on the study of the GRB phenomenon, with relevant implications on both the observational and theoretical perspectives. 

The workshop aims to bring together astrophysicists and physicists to discuss the observational, phenomenological and theoretical avenues of the discovery of the energetic component in the GRB 190114C and from the GRBs thereafter detected in the TeV energy range. To foster the future developments based on this unprecedented set of results, we gathered the most active and distinguished researchers in the field, to review and revise the results and progress on the observational, phenomenological and theoretical studies on GRB. 

This workshop will provide a suitable framework for each participant to acquire a general view of the main observational and theoretical results obtained and of the prospects for the future. 


The topics will be presented in three sessions:

  1. The new TeV window on the energetic component of GRBs. Observational status.

  2. Phenomenology and theory of energetic GRB and physical implication  

  3. Back to the future: revisiting prospects for GRB

In each session, a general review talk will introduce the current status and problems. Session 3 comprises a series of talks to present the ongoing and planned ground-based and space-based experiments related to GRB studies. 

Participation to the workshop by PhD-students and young researchers is strongly encouraged. 

The number of participant is limited. Registration is required.
Further info and registration: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/e/NewWindowGRB

Registration is now open!  Deadline for pre-registration 15 March 2020

Download here the poster of the conference

Confirmed speakersTvsi Piran (HUJI), Luigi Piro (INAF), Yizhong Fan (CAS), Lara Nava (INAF), Elena Moretti (IFAE), Fabian Schuessler (CEA-Irfu), Alessio Berti (INFN), Frederic Daigne (IAP), Barbara Patricelli (INFN), Evgeny Derishev (RAS), Alessandro De Angelis (Padova Univ.), Roberta Zanin (CTA-O), Israel Martinez-Castellanos (Maryland Univ.), Giancarlo Ghirlanda (INAF), Nicola Omodei (Stanford Univ.), Om Sharan Salafia (INAF), Bing Zhang (UNLV), Nicola Produit (Geneva Univ.), G. Amelino-Camelia (Univ. "Federico II" Napoli), Julien Bolmont (SU, LPNHE), Soebur Razzaque (Johannesburg Univ.), Luciano Burderi (Cagliari Univ.), Lorenzo Amati (INAF), Michele Cantiello (INAF), Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC), Susumu Inoue (RIKEN), Ruben Salvaterra (INAF), Massimo Della Valle (INAF)

"Opening a new window in GRB physics",  April 27-30 2020 - Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

Preliminary block agenda

preliminary agenda is available on the web site. 

  • Start: Tuesday, 27 April,  late afternoon
  • End: Thursday, 30 April (afternoon)

Scientific committee

  • Lucio Angelo Antonelli (INAF)
  • Guido Barbiellini (INFN)
  • Enrico Costa (INAF)
  • Stefano Covino  (INAF)
  • Andrea Ferrara (SNS)
  • Gabriele Ghisellini (INAF)
  • Peter Meszaros (Penn State)
  • Razmik Mirzoyan (MPI)
  • Elena Pian (INAF)
  • Marco Tavani (INAF)
  • Masahiro Teshima (MPI, ICRR)

OrganiZing committee:

  • Lucio Angelo Antonelli (INAF)
  • Michele Doro (Univ. Padova, INFN)
  • Francesco Longo (Univ. Trieste, INFN)
  • Antonio Stamerra (INAF)

Local organizing committee and contacts:

Scuola Normale Superiore - Pisa
P.zza dei Cavalieri, 7 - Pisa - ITALY