KITP Conference: Stellar Death and Supernovae (August 17 - 21, 2009)
Coordinators: Lars Bildsten, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Brian Paul Schmidt, J. Craig Wheeler

Monday, August 17, 2009

White Dwarf Formation, WD-MS and WD-WD Mass Transferring Binaries

Morning Session Chair: Lars Bildsten (KITP)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

White Dwarf Formation

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Kurtis Williams
(Univ. Texas - Austin)
Initial-Final Mass Relations and Hot DQ's [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Klaus Werner
(Eberhard Karls Univ.)
Late Helium Flashes and Hydrogen Poor Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Jason Kalirai
New Puzzles: Isolated Helium Core WDs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

White Dwarfs in Binaries and Classical Novae

11:00am Christian Knigge
(Univ. Southampton)
Populations and Birthrates of Cataclysmic Variables [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Dean Townsley
(Univ. Arizona)
Unstable Hydrogen Burning: Classical Novae and SSS [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Allen Shafter
Classical Novae Rates and Properties [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Rosanne di Stefano (Harvard CfA)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Double White Dwarfs

2:00pm Gils Nelemans
(Radboud Univ.)
Double Degenerate Rates and AMCVN Stars [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Geoffrey Clayton
RCorBor Stars from Double WD Mergers [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Joel Tohline
Double Degenerate Mergers and Outcomes [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]

Unusual Transients and Surprises

4:00pm Ken Shen
Helium Shell Flash Scenarios and Outcomes [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Mansi Kasliwal
New Unusual Transients in the 'Gap' [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Contributed Talks are 10 min + 5 min Discussion

5:00pm Carles Badenes
The SWARMS Survey: A Search for Type Ia Supernova Progenitors with SDSS [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:15pm Ryan Foley
(Harvard, CfA)
SN 2008ha and Low-Luminosity Transients [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Type Ia supernovae Progenitors, Rates and Models

Morning Session Chair: Frank Timmes (ASU)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Ignition Scenarios and Outcomes

9:00am Ken Nomoto
(Univ. Tokyo)
Single Degenerate Ignition Conditions and Constraints [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Tony Piro
(UC Berkeley)
Rotation, Magnetism and Nucleosynthesis during Smoldering Phase [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Fritz Roepke
(MPA Garching)
Outcomes from Deflagration Scenarios [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Detonations etc

11:00am Dan Kasen
Lightcurves and Spectra of Different Scenarios [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Peter Hoeflich
Polarization Spectra for Type Ias [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Contributed Talks are 10 min + 5 min Discussion

12:00pm Dovi Poznanski
(UC Berkeley)
A Remarkable Supernova Gone Unremarked [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm Jose Prieto
A Spitzer/IRS Spectrum of the 2008 Luminous Transient in NGC 300: Connection to Proto-Planetary Nebulae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Dick McCray (Univ. Colorado-Boulder)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Explosive Outcomes and Dependences

2:00pm Nando Patat
Type Ia Progenitor Signatures [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Andy Howell
Puzzles Presented by Superluminous and Subluminous Events [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Peter Garnavich
(Notre Dame)
Status of Age and Metallicity Dependences for Type Ia [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Populations, Progenitors and Rates

4:00pm Alex Filippenko
(UC Berkeley)
Nearby SNe Rates [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Ben Dilday
New SDSS Results on Rates and Populations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Mark Sullivan
(Univ. of Oxford)
High Redshift Populations and Rates [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm Andy Howell
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network[Podcast][Aud][Cam]


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Type Ia Observations, Transitioning to Core Collapse Events

Morning Session Chair: Brian Schmidt (ANU)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Observational Results on SNe

9:00am Mark Phillips
(Carnegie Observatories)
Photometric Diversity from the CSP [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Paolo Mazzali
(MPA Garching)
Important Inferences from Type Ia Specta [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Adam Riess
Hubble Constant from Ia's [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Results from New Surveys

11:00am Neil Gehrels
Results from Fermi [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Eran Ofek
Results from Palomar Transient Factory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Contributed Talks are 10 min + 5 min Discussion

12:00pm Maria Teresa Botticella
(Univ. Belfast)
SN2008S : An Electron Capture SN from a Super AGB Progenitor [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm Joanne Bibby
(Univ. Sheffield)
Are Wolf-Rayet Stars Progenitors of Type Ib/c Supernovae? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Bruno Leibundgut (ESO, Garching)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Odd SN and Remnants

2:00pm Saurabh Jha
Power of Nebular Spectroscopy and SN 2002cx, 2005hk [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Robert Fesen
What We Learn from Observing SNe Remnants [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Claes Fransson
(Stockholm Obs)
Supernova 1987A [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Large Scale Structure and Supernovae

4:00pm Luc Dessart
Status of the Expanding Photosphere Method for Distances [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Armin Rest
Studying Ancient Supernovae via their Light Echoes and a PanStarrs-1 Update [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Robert Kirshner
(Harvard, CfA)
Supernova Cosmology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER Dinner Celebration for Bob Kirshner's 60th Birthday [Podcast][Aud][Cam]


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Core Collapse Supernovae, Massive Stars, LBV

Morning Session Chair: Craig Wheeler (Univ. Texas - Austin)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Core Collapse SNe

9:00am Thomas Janka
(MPA Garching)
Status of 8-10 Solar Mass Objects and Beyond [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Stephen Smartt
(Queen's Univ.)
Progenitor Masses and IIP Inferences [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Justyn Maund
(Niels Bohr Inst.)
Spectrapolarimetry Indicators in Core Collapse Supernovae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Core Collapse Mechanisms

11:00am Anthony Mezzacappa
(Oak Ridge Natl Lab)
Status of Neutrino Driven Explosions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Thierry Foglizzo
(CEA Saclay)
Role and Impact of SASI [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Adam Burrows
Emerging Themes in the Theory of CC SNe Explosions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Roger Chevalier (Univ. Virginia)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Connecting Core Collapse SNe Models to Progenitors

2:00pm Alex Heger
(Univ. of Minn.)
Expectations of Metallicity/Rotation Dependence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Avishay Gal-Yam
(Weizmann Inst.)
Connecting Massive Stars to Range of Outcomes [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Maryam Modjaz
(UC Berkeley)
The Ibc Zoo [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Really Bright Type II's

4:00pm Robert Quimby
Perspective on Bright Type II Events [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Nathan Smith
(UC Berkeley)
Luminous Blue Variable and Connection to Bright Events [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Stan Woosley
(UCO/Lick Obs.)
What Does Pair Instability Predict? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]


Friday, August 21, 2009

Gamma-Ray Bursts, Type Ib/Ic Supernovae

Morning Session Chair: Elena Pian (INAF)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

SN/GRB Connection

9:00am Alicia Soderberg
(Harvard, CfA)
Holistic View of GRB-SN [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Andrew MacFadyen
Collapsar Model [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Suvi Gezari
(Johns Hopkins Univ.)
Status of Shock Breakout Observations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Lars Bildsten
Thanks and Awards [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Engines and Outcomes

11:00am Edo Berger
(Harvard, CfA)
Properties and Galaxy Types of Short Hard Bursts [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Eliot Quataert
(UC Berkeley)
Late Time Accretion onto BHs in Merger Events [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Chris Fryer
Double NS Mergers as GRBs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Todd Thompson
Birth of Magnetars [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle Available to BWSCI. *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

Conference Photo (credit: Iair Arcavi)


Carlos Badenes
Raising the Dead: X-ray Studies of Type Ia Supernova Remnants [Poster]
Carlos Badenes
A Search for Type Ia Supernova Progenitors with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey [Poster]
Melina Bersten
(Univ. Chile)
Hydrodynamical Models of Type II-P SN Light Curves[Poster]
Joanne Bibby
(Univ. Sheffield)
Are Wolf-Rayet Stars Progenitors of Type Ib/c Supernovae?[Poster]
Sarah Blake
(Univ. Oxford)
Metallicities and Ages of Type Ia Supernovae Host Galaxies
Stephane Blondin
Type Ia Supernova Spectra from the CfA Supernova Program[Poster]
Alceste Bonanos
A Survey of the Most Massive Stars in the Local Universe [Poster]
Maria Teresa Botticella
(Univ. Belfast)
SN2008S : An Electron Capture SN from a Super AGB Progenitor
David Chamulak
The Nucleosynthetic Signature of Surface Detonation in Type Ia Supernovae
Emmanouil Chatzopoulos
(Univ. Texas - Austin)
Properties of Over-luminous SNe and Peculiar Transients[Poster]
Laura Chomiuk
(Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)
[O III] Emission-Line Sources in Extragalactic Globular Clusters[Poster]
Sean Couch
(Univ. Texas - Austin)
Observational Effects of Aspherical Supernovae
Nancy Elias de la Rosa
The Progenitors of Recent Core-Collapse Supernovae
David Eichler
(Ben Gurion Univ.)
Signatures of Nearby Gamma Ray Bursts, As Seen by Most Observers
Nicolas Flagey
(Spitzer Science Ctr)
Discovery Of Several Hundreds Of Compact-Extended Sources Within The Mipsgal Survey[Poster]
Gaston Folatelli
(Univ. Chile)
The Carnegie Supernova Project: Analysis of the First Sample of Low-Redshift Type-Ia Supernovae[Poster]
Andrew Friedman
(Harvard, CfA)
Disentangling Dust Extinction and Intrinsic Color Variation of Type Ia Supernovae With Near Infrared and Optical Photometry
Haley Gomez
(Cardiff Univ.)
The Importance of Supernovae to the Interstellar Dust Budget [Poster]
Haley Gomez
(Cardiff Univ.)
Submillimetre Dust Factory Revealed in Cassiopeia A [Poster]
Santiago Gonzalez
(Univ. Toronto)
The Rise-Time of Underluminous SNe Ia[Poster]
Jerome Guilet
(CEA Saclay)
What Can Stop the Growth of SASI during Core Collapse?
Aaron Jackson
(SUNY Stony Brook)
A Study of the Criteria for a Deflagration to Detonation Transition in a Type Ia Supernova[Poster]
Yasuomi Kamiya
(Univ. Tokyo)
Intrinsic Color Dispersion of Type Ia Supernovae [Poster]
Knox Long
Supernova Remnants in the ChASeM33 X-ray Survey of M33[Poster]
Keiichi Maeda
(Univ. Tokyo)
Nebular Spectra of Type Ib/c and Ia Supernovae, and Their Explosion Asymmetry
Kate Maguire
(Queen's Univ.)
Near Infrared Studies of IIP Supernovae and Their Explosion Parameters [Poster]
Kaisey Mandel
Statistical Models for Optical and NIR Type Ia Supernova Light Curves
Howie Marion
(U Texas/TAMU)
Exploring Correlations between NIR Spectra and the Brightness of Type Ia Supernovae
Curtis McCully
HST and Ground-Based Observations of SN 2008A: A Peculiar 2002cx-like Type Ia Supernova[Poster]
Adam Miller
(UC Berkeley)
Results from Recent Observations of Very Luminous Supernovae
Milos Milosavljevic
(Univ. Texas - Austin)
Collapsar Accretion and The Gamma-Ray Burst X-Ray Light Curve
Takashi Moriya
(Univ. Tokyo)
Faint Supernovae with Fallback [Poster]
Jeremiah Murphy
(Univ. Washington)
Criteria for Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions by the Neutrino Mechanism[Poster]
Jeremiah Murphy
(Univ. Washington)
A Model for Gravitational Wave Emission from Neutrino-Driven Core-Collapse Supernovae[Poster]
James D. Neill
Exploring Galaxy Evolution with Supernovae [Poster]
Jason Nordhaus
Explorations in Modern Supernova Theory [Poster]
Andrea Pastorello
(Queen's Univ.)
Subluminous Core-Collapse Supernovae
Giuliano Pignata
(Univ. Andres Bello)
Results from the CHilean Automatic Supernova sEarch (CHASE [Poster]
Tony Piro
(UC Berkeley)
Shock Breakout from Type Ia Supernova[Poster]
Jose Luis Prieto
A Spitzer/IRS Spectrum of the 2008 Luminous Transient in NGC 300: Connection to Proto-Planetary Nebulae
Jeonghee Rho
Dust Formation Observed in Young Supernova Remnants with Spitzer
Sumner Starrfield
New Hydrodynamic Simulations of the Outburst of RS Oph: The White Dwarf is Growing in Mass
Katalin Takats
(Univ. Szeged)
Measuring Expansion Velocities, Photospheric Temperatures and Dilution Factors of Type II-P Supernovae[Slides]
Frank Timmes
On Type Ia Supernovae From The Collisions of Two White Dwarfs[Poster]
Frank Timmes
Trends in 44 Ti and 56 Ni from Core-Collapse Supernovae[Poster]
Nozomu Tominaga
(Konan Univ.)
Multicolor Light Curve of Type II Supernova Shock Breakout
Stefano Valenti
(Queen's Univ.)
A Low Energy Core-Collapse Supernova without a Hydrogen Envelope
Schuyler Van Dyk
Post-LBV Supernovae