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HEASARCNews: Upcoming meetings

This message contains information about the following meetings.

1) GRB physics before Swift: First announcement
2) NRAO Synthesis Imaging Summer School

A complete listing for high energy meetings and deadlines can be found at:

Michael Arida for the HEASARC

1) GRB physics before Swift: First announcement

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in:

	Gamma-Ray Burst Physics before Swift

a conference to be held at Penn State University,
State College, Pennsylvania, on
April 9-10th 2004.


* Overview:

With the upcoming Swift launch later this year it is timely to
summarize the current state of knowledge on Gamma Ray Bursts. This
meeting gathers theorists and observers alike to make their
predictions of what SWIFT should see. It also honors the 60th birthday
of Peter Meszaros and his many and varied contributions to high energy

Talks are by invitation only. However, anyone in the field is
welcome to participate. Ample poster space will be available as well
as lots of discussion time for participants to advertise their work.

* Scientific Advisory Committee:
Martin Rees, Stan Woosley, Bodhan Paczynski,
John Bahcall, Ralph Wijers, Chryssa Kouveliotou

* Local Organizing Committee:
Tom Abel, Christine Selders (Administrative Assistant)
Bing Zhang, Shiho Kobayashi, Don Schneider, Pablo Laguna,
Steinn Sigurdsson, John Nousek, Dave Burrows, Sam Finn, Larry Ramsey

* Confirmed Speakers:
Zigao Dai, Chuck Dermer, Shiho Kobayashi, Shri Kulkarni,
Pawan Kumar, Alan Lightman, Avi Loeb, Peter Meszaros,
Andrew MacFadyen, Ramesh Narayan, Pryia Natarajan,
John Nousek, Alin Panaitescu, Rosalba Perna, Martin Rees,
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, George Ricker, Eli Waxman, Bing Zhang

* Registration
Please cut and paste the following fields in your mailer and send it to
GRB@TomAbel.com, bzhang@astro.psu.edu

First Name:
Last Name:
Affiliation [Short Form for Name Tag]:
Affiliation [Address]:
Expected Date of Arrival [mm/dd/02]:
Expected Date of Return [mm/dd/02]:
Poster contribution:

The registration fee of 80$ can be paid by Visa or Mastercard or in
cash upon arrival. These 80$ will cover coffee breaks and the
conference banquet. To pay by credit card please write email to
Christine Selders
at selders@astro.psu.edu including your card number, expiration
date and name as it appears on the card.  Alternatively provide this
information by FAX: 1 - (814) 863-2842.

* Hotel

Please make your room reservation before March 31st at:

Atherton Hotel, State College
125 South Atherton Street, State College, Pa 16801
Telephone: 1-800-832-0132 / 814-231-2100
814-237-1130 (FAX)

and mention the "GRB physics before Swift" conference to receive the
reduced rate of 70$ a night. The hotel can also help you with sharing
a room to reduce costs. Double Occupancy rooms will cost 40$ per

We are looking forward to seeing you at State College.

			Conference Organizers

2) NRAO Synthesis Imaging Summer School

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico is holding a
Synthesis Imaging Summer School 15-22 June 2004. This school is an ideal
opportunity to learn more about interferometry and synthesis imaging in radio
astronomy. We would like to announce that NRAO has limited funds to help
researchers attend the summer school. This opportunity is not limited to US
citizens or US institutions. These funds are targeted for (although not
limited to) researchers whose primary experience is in x-ray astronomy and who
are interested in learning about radio astronomy.

To request funds, please send a short note before March 20 to
xraydio@nrao.edu which briefly outlines your astronomy interests (1-2
sentences) and what funding you have and what funding you require in order
to attend the Summer School.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is limited to 150 and more than 50 people have
already registered. After reaching the limit there will be a wait list,
but we recommend you respond ASAP in order to ensure a place.

More information on the Summer School is at:

-- Kristy Dyer
-- Lorant Sjouwerman

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