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Registration for the First GLAST International Science Symposium

(GLAST spacecraft)The first international science Symposium focused on the new scientific investigations enabled by the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission will be held at Stanford University on February 5-8, 2007. The conference will be held at the Frances Arrilliga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus.

GLAST is a mission to discover and study cosmic gamma-ray sources in the energy range 20 MeV to >300 GeV with the Large Area Telescope (LAT), with supporting measurements for gamma-ray bursts from 10 keV to 25 MeV with the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM). With its launch in Fall 2007, GLAST will open a new and important window on a wide variety of high-energy phenomena, including black holes and active galactic nuclei; gamma-ray bursts; pulsars; the origin of cosmic rays and their relation to supernova remnants; probes of the optical-UV EBL; new source classes; solar physics; and searches for signals of hypothetical new phenomena such as particle dark matter annihilations, extra dimensions, Lorentz invariance violation, and other relics from the Big Bang. The first Guest Investigator Cycle for the scientific community will start in 2007, with proposals due soon after the Symposium.

Registration for the conference is now open at the conference web site For SLAC attendees: If you do not plan to register on line using Credit card, please submit a SLAC Training Form to HR department before Nov 15, 2006. Including your full name, date of attendance, whether or not you will attend the banquet and account number for your registration payment. Participants are encouraged to register early.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the meeting is December 15, 2006. More information about the GLAST mission can be found here.

óLucy Zhou
    SLAC Today, October 10, 2006

Above image: The GLAST spacecraft. (Image courtesy of NASA.)