Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Swift Era
This is the sixteenth conference of the current series of annual October Astrophysics Conferences in Maryland. It was devoted to the discussion of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions since the Big Bang. Results from the newly launched Swift mission and other observatories are solving the mysteries of the origin of the bursts. Over 250 scientists from the international astronomical community gathered to debate the meaning of the recent discoveries.