KITP Conference: Paths to Exploding Stars: Accretion and Eruption (Mar 19-23, 2007)
Coordinators: Lars Bildsten, Rosanne Di Stefano, Robert Kirshner, Edward Van den Heuvel, Craig Wheeler

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Stellar Evolution and White Dwarfs
[Each Talk is 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Session 1: Isolated White Dwarfs

Morning Session Chair: Sterl Phinney (Caltech)

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Kurtis Williams
(Univ. Texas)
White Dwarf Initial-Final Mass Relation from Open Clusters [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am James Liebert
(Univ. of Arizona)
New Results on White Dwarfs from Sloan [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Authors Announcement of Posters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 2: White Dwarfs in Binaries and Truncated Evolution

11:00am Boris Gänsicke
(Univ. of Warwick)
Populations of (Pre) Cataclysmic Variables [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Tom Marsh
(Univ. of Warwick)
Helium White Dwarfs in Binaries [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Ralf Napiwotzki
(Univ. Hertfordshire)
The Known Double White Dwarfs and Merger Rates [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Rosanne Di Stefano (Harvard, CfA)

Session 3: White Dwarf Binaries in Contact

2:00pm Gijs Nelemans
(Radboud Univ.)
Observational Implications for Common Envelope Evolution [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Sterl Phinney
Dynamical Stability at the onset of Mass Transfer [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Ron Webbink
Overview of Outcomes from White Dwarf Mergers [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]

Session 4: AM CVn Binaries: Helium Accretors

4:00pm Christopher Deloye
Overview on He Accreting WDs: AM CVn's [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Lars Bildsten
Helium Shell Flashes and Faint Supernovae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Bruno Leibundgut
Are the Subluminous Ia's Sub Chandra? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of dinner.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Accretion onto WDs, challenges..
[Each Talk is 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Session 1: Hydrogen Accretors: Unstable Burning

Morning Session Chair: Joe Patterson (Columbia Univ.)

9:00am Dean Townsley
(Univ. of Chicago)
Broad Views of Hydrogen Ignitions in CVs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Paula Szkody
(Univ. Washington)
Observed Properties of Accreting WDs in CVs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Sumner Starrfield
(Arizona State Univ.)
Excavation or Accretion from Classical Novae [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 2: Population Numbers from Weak Explosions

11:00am Allen Shafter
(San Diego)
Accreting Populations Implied from Classical Novae in Nearby Galaxies [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Marina Orio
(Univ. Wisconsin)
A View of M31 in the X-rays [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Jennifer Sokoloski
Recurrent Novae, Symbiotics and RS Oph [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Jennifer Sokoloski (Columbia Univ.)

Session 3: Reaching Core Ignitions

1:30pm Falk Herwig
(Keele Univ.)
Stellar Evolution Update for <8 Solar Mass Stars and Maximum Mass that makes a White Dwarf [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:00pm Edward van den Heuvel
(Univ. of Amsterdam)
Binary Scenarios that may Achieve Core Ignitions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Rosanne Di Stefano
(Harvard, CfA)
Are there enough Supersoft Sources to make the Ia's? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Izumi Hachisu
(Univ. Tokyo)
Winds from Burning White Dwarfs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 4: Ignition to Flames

4:00pm Pierre Lesaffre
From Ignitions to Early Convective Phases: Convective Urca [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Jonathan Dursi
(Univ. of Toronto)
First Flames: Burning, Turbulence and Buoyancy [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Edward Brown
(Michigan State Univ.)
22Ne and Metallicity Effects [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Day to Celebrate Ken Nomoto's 60th Birthday

[Each Talk is 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Robert Kirshner (Harvard, CfA)

9:00am Stan Woosley
(UC Santa Cruz)
Global Overview of Core Collapse + GRB [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Friedel Thielemann
(Univ. of Basel)
From Accreting WDs to Explosion: The Story of W7 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Wolfgang Hillebrandt
(MPA, Garching)
Current Models for Ia's [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Alex Filippenko
(UC Berkeley)
Observational Confidence or Not ? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Craig Wheeler (Univ. Texas, Austin)

2:00pm Jim Truran
(Univ. of Chicago)
Nucleosynthesis from Ias, Metal Poor Stars .. [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

[Each Talk is 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:45pm Paolo Mazzali
(Trieste Obs)
Supernovae and GRBs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm Philipp Podsiadlowski
(Univ. of Oxford)
Electron-capture Supernovae and Accretion-induced Collapse of ONeMg White Dwarfs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm Izumi Hachisu
(Univ. Tokyo)
Ken Nomoto's Contributions to Japanese Science [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30 Wolfgang Hillebrandt
(MPA, Garching)
Introducing Ken Nomoto [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45 Ken'ichi Nomoto
(Univ. Tokyo)
Short History of Supernova Research [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:25 Haruyo Nomoto
The Tapestry of Science and the Life of Scientists[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30 SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER Dinner Speaker: Bob Kirshner
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of dinner.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Core Ignitions in Near Chandra Mass WDs
[Each Talk is 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Morning Session Chair: Elaine Oran (Naval Research Lab)

Session 1: Deflagrations to Detonations

9:00am Fritz Röpke
(MPA, Garching)
Simulating Type Ia Supernovae: The Deflagration Model and Beyond [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Tomasz Plewa
(Univ. of Chicago)
Thermonuclear Supernova: A Successful Failure [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Vadim Gamezo
(Naval Research Lab)
Mechanisms for Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Type Ia Supernovae and Terrestrial Systems. [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 2: Deflagrations to Detonations (continued)

11:00am Don Lamb
(Univ. of Chicago)
Gravitationally Confined Detonations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Kasen
(John Hopkins)
Overview of Theoretical Understanding of Type Ia Light Curves [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Ken'ichi Nomoto
(Univ. Tokyo)
Neutron-rich Nucleosynthesis in Type Ia's: Constraints from Near IR Nebular Observations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Frank Timmes (LANL)

Session 3: Spectral Insights

2:00pm Paolo Mazzali
(Trieste Obs)
Constraints on Ia SN from Spectral Modeling [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Craig Wheeler
(Univ. of Texas)
Insights from Near IR Spectroscopy [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Carles Badenes
What has been learned about Type Ia SN from their Remnants [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 4: Spectral Insights..

4:00pm Andy Howell
(Univ. of Toronto)
Is the Brightest Ia Sn really Super Chandra? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm David Branch
(Univ. of Oklahoma)
Comparative Direct Analysis of Type Ia Supernova Spectra [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Tom Matheson
Clues in Spectra for Luminosity Dependence [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of reception.


Friday, March 23, 2007

The Diversity and Changes? with Age
[Each Talk is 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

Session 1: New Insights

Morning Session Chair: Dan Maoz (Tel Aviv Univ.)

9:00am Doug Leonard
(San Diego)
What Polarimetry has taught us. [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Mark Phillips
The Peculiar SN 2005hk [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Alicia Soderberg
Observations of Ia SN that provide Evidence for Circumstellar Interactions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Lars Bildsten

Session 2: Type Ia rates and Properties: Galaxy Dependences

11:00am Weidong Li
(UC Berkeley)
The Nearby SN Ia rate from the Lick Observatory Supernova Search [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Saurabh Jha
The Low-redshift Supernova Ia Sample [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Chris Pritchet
(Univ. of Victoria)
The Low Redshift Ia Rate as a Function of Galaxy Type [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Afternoon Session Chair: Avishay Gal-Yam (Caltech)

Session 3: Cosmological Type Ia Results

2:00pm Mark Sullivan
(Univ. of Toronto)
SNLS Results on Cosmology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Michael Wood-Vasey
(Harvard, CfA)
ESSENCE Results: Similarity of SNeIa at Low and High Redshift [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Adam Riess
Lessons Learned from SNe Ia at z>1 [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session 4: New Results

4:00pm Peter Nugent
The Environments of High and Low Luminosity SNe Ia [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Rollin Thomas
New Results from the SNFactory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Peter Garnavich
(Notre Dame)
New Results from SDSS [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Shuttle also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location.


Shimon Asida
(Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Verification of an Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Flame Model for Type Ia Supernova Simulations
Carles Badenes
A Deep Chandra Observation of Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A Type Ia Supernova with Circumstellar Interaction
Stéphane Blondin
(Harvard, CfA)
Determining the Type, Redshift, and Phase of a Supernova Spectrum
Nancy Elias
(MPA, Garching)
SN~2002cv: A Heavily Obscured Type Ia Event
Robert Fisher
(Univ. Chicago)
Semi-Analytic Modelling of Nuclear Burning Bubbles and the Implications for Physically Self-Consistent Initial Conditions in Type Ia Supernova Simulations
Domingo García-Senz
(UPC, Barcelona)
Multidimensional Modelling of Type Ia Supernovae Explosions
Nathan Hearn
(Univ. Chicago)
Simulating White Dwarf Merger Scenarios for Type Ia Supernovae
Falk Herwig
(Keele Univ.)
Multi-dimensional Simulations of Helium Shell Flash Convection
Yutaka Ihara
(Univ. Tokyo)
Searching for a Companion Star of Tycho's Type Ia Supernova with Optical Spectroscopic Observations
George Jordan
(Univ. Chicago)
Three-Dimensional Simulations of the Deflagration Phase in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae
Chiaki Kobayashi
Type Ia Supernova Progenitors, Elemental Abundance Ratios, and Cosmic Supernova Rate History
Casey Meakin
(Univ. Chicago)
Simulations of Detonations in the Context of the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae
Tony Piro
(UC Berkeley)
Type Ia Progenitor Rotation: Accretion and Simmering
Alexei Poludnenko
(Univ. Chicago)
From Seconds to Days: Modeling of Post-Explosion Evolution of Type Ia Supernova Explosions
Steven Rodney
(Univ. Hawaii, IfA)
Revisiting the SNIa Rate at z>1
Ivo Seitenzahl
(Univ. Chicago)
Detonation Criteria in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae
Ken Shen
Thermally Stable Nuclear Burning on Accreting White Dwarfs
Stuart Sim
(MPA, Garching)
Light curves for lop-sided SNe Ia
Vallery Stanishev
(Stockholm Univ.)
ESC Observations of the Peculiar Type Ia Supernova 2005hk
Masaomi Tanaka
(Univ. Tokyo)
One and Three-Dimensional Modeling of Pre-maximum Spectra of Type Ia SNe
Nozomu Tominaga
(Univ. Tokyo)
Nucleosynthesis in Jet-induced Supernovae
Dean Townsley
(Univ. Chicago)
Flame Evolution During the Deflagration Phase of Type Ia Supernovae
Ju Zhang
(Univ. Chicago)
Low Mach Number Reactive Flow Solver For Modeling Core Convection in Type Ia Supernova Progenitors
Andrey Zhiglo
(Univ. Chicago)
Numerical Flame Propagation


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