- The deadline for the Proceedings is 11th April 2012.
- Photos at the symposium are available from here.
The Death of Massive Stars is manifest as core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Supernovae (SNe) are a key element in our understanding of stellar evolution, chemical enrichment, and the role they play in triggering star formation. Likewise, since GRBs are the brightest beacons they are strong signposts for determining the star formation rate over large cosmic distances. In a few rare cases, a firm connection between these objects has been established; in all these cases the SN resulted from the explosion of a highly stripped star (Type Ic SN), was very luminous, and exhibited a larger-than-usual kinetic energy (up to one magnitude more than in a normal SN explosion). In contrast, there are clear cases in which no bright SN was found to be associated with a GRB, and vice versa. The quest in understanding SNe and GRBs, and the connection between them, has raised many questions, which will be reviewed at the symposium.
This symposium is coming at a very opportune time as new results and forthcoming surveys related to SNe and GRBs will be available in an era of new and proposed facilities such as the Advanced LIGO, Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST), Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, IceCube, Joint Astrophysics Nascent Universe Satellite (JANUS), Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), JWST, Pan-Starrs, and Space multi-band Variable Object Monitor (SVOM).
- Progress in our understanding of CCSNe & GRBs
- GRB-SNe connection
- Environments of CCSNe & GRBs
- Progenitors of CCSNe & GRBs
- CCSNe & GRB mechanisms and subsequent evolution
- Continuum between CCSNe & GRBs?
- CCSNe & GRBs as cosmological tools
- Explosive nucleosynthesis in CCSNe & GRBs
Niccolo Bucciantini (NORDITA)
Andrew Bunker (U. Oxford)
Alberto Castro-Tirado (IAA-CSIC Granada)
Bethany Cobb (George Washington U.)
Alessandra Corsi (Caltech)
Paul Crowther (U. Sheffield)
Chris Fryer (Los Alamos)
Avishay Gal-Yam (Weizmann Inst.)
Stefan Immler (NASA/CRESST/GSFC)
Boaz Katz (IAS)
Thomas Kruehler (MPE)
Kei Kotake (NAOJ)
Shri Kulkarni (Caltech)
Giorgos Leloudas (Dark)
Andrew Levan (U. Warwick)
Emily Levesque (U. Colorado at Boulder)
Andrew MacFadyen (NYU)
Keiichi Maeda (IPMU)
Paolo Mazzali (MPA)
Felix Mirabel (IAFE)
Ken Nomoto (IPMU)
Kazuyuki Omukai (Kyoto U.)
Robert Quimby (IPMU)
Takanori Sakamoto (UMBC)
Patricia Schady (MPE)
Rhaana Starling (U. Leicester)
Tomonori Totani (Kyoto U.)
Schuyler van Dyk (Caltech)
Bing Zhang (U. Nevada Las Vegas)
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The registration fee is 25000 JPY, which includes welcome reception, coffee/tea break, and proceedings. It does NOT include the banquet fee. The banquet fee is 5000 JPY for one person (an accompanying person under the age of 12 is free of charge).
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2011 21 October pre-registration + abstract submission open 30 November Abstract and Travel support submission closed Mid December Scientific Program Released 2012 Mid - Late January Hotel booking form and online payment open 10 February Deadline for online payment and hotel booking 12-16 March Scientific Sessions 12, noon: Registration desk open 12, evening: Welcome reception 14, after noon: free afternoon (see Recreation for a planned excursion) 15, evening: Banquet 11 April Deadline for submitting contributions to the proceedings
Due to the change in the schedule, we had to change the symposium site as well. The new venue is Hotel Nikko Senhime Monogatari, which is in the same Nikko area as in the original plan.
Nikko is a historicand scenic town about 150 km north of Tokyo (2 hours train ride). The famous shrines and temples (registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) are located within 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Further information on Nikko can be found at
See here for excursions and dinner on 13th and 16th.
Keiichi Maeda (IPMU, Chair)
E-mail : contact_iau279 [ at ] hp.phys.titech.ac.jp