Dr. Neil Gehrels
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Adventures in Time Domain Astronomy
The gamma-ray sky is more dynamic than in any other wavelength band. Gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and black hole accretors all are characterized by bursts and flares. We are in a rich period of gamma-ray time domain astronomy with Swift, and Fermi operating. The hard X-ray through high energy gamma-ray skies are being monitored on hourly to daily time scales at sensitivities more than an order of magnitude better than ever before. Highlights will be presented of the exciting and often surprising results from these missions.