Ioffe Workshop on GRBs and other transient sources:
20 Years of Konus-Wind Experiment

22–26 September 2014, St.Petersburg, Russia

PDF version of the program is available here: grb2014-program.pdf.

Monday, September 22

Session 1Overviews and highlights (chair: A. M. Bykov)
9:30–9:45Rafail Aptekar & Andrei Bykov
Ioffe Institute
9:45–10:15Rafail Aptekar
Ioffe Institute
Overview of the Russian-American Konus-Wind experiment
10:15–10:45Richard Willingale
University of Leicester
GRBs in the Swift era
10:45–11:20Frédéric Piron
Université de Montpellier
High-energy observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Fermi
11:20–12:00Coffee Break
Session 2Prompt emission processes I (chair: R. Willingale)
12:00–12:30Takanori Sakamoto
Aoyama Gakuin University
Prompt emission properties of Swift GRBs
12:30–13:00Marco Tavani
Expected and Unexpected Gamma-Ray Emission in Light of AGILE and Fermi
13:00–13:30Vladimir Lipunov
MASTER and unsolved GRB observational and theoretical problems
Session 3Prompt emission processes II (chair: F. Piron)
15:00–15:30Frédéric Daigne
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
GRB prompt emission mechanisms
15:30–16:00Felix Ryde
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Observational signatures of the GRB photosphere
16:00–16:30Indrek Vurm
Columbia University
Radiative transfer in GRB jets
16:30–17:00Coffee Break
Session 4GRB physics and radiation processes I (chair: F. Daigne)
17:00–17:30Andrew MacFadyen
New York University
The dynamics, stability and radiation of GRB Jets
17:30–17:50Hirotaka Ito
Effects of jet structure on the photospheric emission in gamma-ray bursts

Tuesday, September 23

Session 5Progenitors, ultra-long bursts, short bursts (chair: T. Sakamoto)
9:00–9:30Nial Tanvir
University of Leicester
Short GRBs and kilonovae: electromagnetic signatures of compact binary mergers
9:30–10:00Andrew Levan
University of Warwick
The progenitors of the longest gamma-ray bursts
10:00–10:20Dmitry Svinkin
Ioffe Institute
Konus-Wind gamma-ray bursts: temporal characteristics, hardness, and classification
10:20–10:40Maria Pruzhinskaya
Scenario Machine: fast radio bursts, short gamma-ray bursts and LIGO silence
10:40–11:00Alexei Pozanenko
Space Research Institute
Extended emission of Gamma-Ray Bursts
11:00–11:30Coffee Break
Session 6Special session on GRB 130925A (chair: A. Levan)
11:30–11:50Dmitry Frederiks
Ioffe Institute
GRB 130925A and other ultra-long GRBs observed by Konus-Wind
11:50–12:10Jochen Greiner
GROND coverage of the main peak of Gamma-Ray Burst 130925A
12:10–12:30Phil Evans
University of Leicester
GRB130925A: a dust-scattered afterglow, but a low-density circumburst medium
Session 7GRB afterglows (chair: N. R. Tanvir)
14:00–14:30Jochen Greiner
Recent progress on GRB afterglow observations
14:30–15:00Alberto J. Castro-Tirado
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
Afterglows of GRBs: early optical and millimetre observations
15:00–15:20Stefano Covino
INAF-Brera Astronomical Observatory
Polarimetry of gamma-ray bursts: peering at the shock front
15:20–15:40Evgeny Gorbovskoy
Prompt and follow-up GRB observation by MASTER net
15:40–16:10Coffee Break
Session 8GRB hosts (chair: A. J. Castro-Tirado)
16:10–16:40John Graham
GRB Host Galaxies
16:40–17:10Leslie Hunt
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Demographics of GRB host galaxies

Wednesday, September 24

Session 9GRBs and their Supernovae (chair: L. Amati)
9:00–9:30Massimo Della Valle
Gamma-ray Bursts and their Supernovae: Flashy and Somber Explosions
9:30–10:00Sergei Blinnikov
Light produced by shocks and shocks produced by light: Superluminous supernovae and GRB afterglows
10:00–10:30Pascal Chardonnet
Université de Savoie
Pair Instability Supernovae Explosion and Gamma-Ray Bursts
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
Session 10GRBs as cosmological probes (chair: J. Graham)
11:00–11:30Lorenzo Amati
Measuring cosmological parameters with GRBs: status and perspectives
11:30–12:00Maria G. Dainotti
GRB correlations and their cosmological applications
12:00–12:30Anastasia Tsvetkova
Ioffe Institute
Konus-Wind observations of GRBs with measured redshifts
Session 11Very High-Energy and Non-Electromagnetic Emission (chair: K. A. Postnov)
14:00–14:30Alessandra Corsi
Texas Tech University
Gravitational Waves associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts
14:30–15:00Kazumi Kashiyama
University of California
Neutrino Tomography of GRB jet
15:00–15:30Coffee Break
Session 12GRB physics and radiation processes II (chair: M. G. Baring)
15:30–16:00Martin Lemoine
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
Particle acceleration at relativistic shock waves – implications for gamma-ray bursts
16:00–16:30Andrei Bykov
Ioffe Institute
Particle acceleration and radiation in magnetized outflows: GRBs vs. pulsar wind nebulae

19:00 Conference dinner

Thursday, September 25

Session 13Prof. Mazets memorial session (chair: D. D. Frederiks)
9:00–10:30Rafail Aptekar, Alexander Kaplyanskii, Robert Suris, Dmitry Varshalovich
Ioffe Institute
Reminiscence about Prof. Evgeny Mazets
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
Session 14SGRs and AXPs: observations and theory I (chair: G. S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan)
11:00–11:30Sandro Mereghetti
Recent results on magnetars
11:30–12:00Dmitry Frederiks
Ioffe Institute
SGR studies with Konus-Wind and other Ioffe GRB experiments
12:00–12:30Ersin Göğüş
Sabanci University
Magnetar Bursts detected with Fermi/GBM
12:30–12:50Alexander J. van der Horst
Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam
Comprehensive overview of SGR J1550–5418 bursts detected with the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor
Session 15SGRs and AXPs: observations and theory II (chair: S. Mereghetti)
14:20–14:50Matthew G. Baring
Rice University
Theoretical Aspects of Magnetar Emission
14:50-15:10Nazar Ikhsanov
Pulkovo Observatory
A new look at the Anomalous X-ray Pulsars
15:10–15:40Gennady Bisnovatyi-Kogan
Space Research Institute
SGR/AXP - are they magnetars?
15:40–16:10Coffee Break
Session 16SGRs and AXPs: observations and theory III (chair: E. Göğüş)
16:10–16:35Sergei Popov
Origin and evolution of magnetars
16:35–17:00Konstantin Postnov
Fast radio transients and their possible relation to neutron stars
17:00–17:25Alexander Kaminker
Ioffe Institute
Thermal radiation of magnetars
17:25–17:50Alexander Potekhin
Ioffe Institute
Atmospheres and radiating surfaces of neutron stars with strong magnetic fields

Friday, September 26

Session 17Future instruments and missions I (chair: A. M. Bykov)
9:00–9:20Anatoli Iyudin
GRB experiments on-board LOMONOSOV mission
9:20–9:40Frédéric Daigne
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris
SVOM (Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor)
9:40–10:00Jochen Greiner
AstroMeV: towards a sensitive survey of the gamma-ray sky between 100 keV and 100 MeV
10:00–10:20Makoto Tashiro
Saitama University
Future ASTRO-H Capability in Observing Gamma-ray Bursts and their Afterglows
10:20–10:50Coffee Break
Session 18Future instruments and missions II (chair: R. L. Aptekar)
10:50–11:10Valentin Pal’shin
Ioffe Institute
Future KONUS experiments
11:10–11:30Sergey Sazonov
Space Research Institute
Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma: status and scientific prospects
11:30–11:50Kazutaka Yamaoka
Nagoya University
CALET on the ISS
11:50–12:20Coffee Break
Session 19Closing session
What we have learned from recent missions and what we should do in the future; Fundamental (astro)physics questions that can be addressed with GRBs

14:30 Guided tour