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Swift HEAD Meeting Workshop 2004

September 7, 2004
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA

There will be a 1-day workshop on GRB observations and science related to the Swift mission on Tuesday September 7. This is the day before the HEAD meeting and the workshop will be in the HEAD meeting hotel in New Orleans. The workshop will be open to the public and we encourage scientists who are interested in GRB research during the Swift era to attend. A mix of talks are planned from the Swift science team and from the community. The emphasis will be on Swift GRB operations, data flow, and community follow-up capabilities.

The meeting will be semi-independent from the HEAD meeting with its on registration and abstracts. If you are interested in attending, please fill in the registration form below and return it to Cathy Dicks ( There will be no registration fee for the Swift workshop. (If you want to also attend the HEAD meeting, see their registration information at You can submit a short abstract for the Swift workshop using the form below.

Note that the workshop is the day after Labor Day. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO MAKE YOUR AIRLINE RESERVATIONS EARLY.

For accommodations, please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. A block of rooms is being held at the rate of $119 per night. You may contact the hotel at (504) 523-3341, use their toll-free number, (800) 535-9595, or fax them at (504) 528-1019. When making your room reservations, please mention that you are attending the HEAD Meeting to ensure your receive the conference rate. The hotel web site is

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Neil Gehrels at

Check out the workshop preliminary program.

Organizing Committee:

Dale Frail
Neil Gehrels
Kevin Hurley
Don Lamb
John Nousek
Julian Osborne
Gianpiero Tagliaferri

Registration Info:

Please send the following info by July 23 to Cathy Dicks at

Phone Number:
E-mail Address:

If you want to give a paper at the workshop, please provide a brief (< 250 words) abstract here. Abstracts should be submitted by everyone wanting to give a paper including Swift follow-up team members.

Format: Oral or Poster

Download this announcement and registration form: MS Word or PDF