Neutron Star Collision Creates Kilonova
Neutron Star Collision Creates Kilonova
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together the Midwest community interested in supernovae of all types, and Galactic and extragalactic transients in general, including kilonovae, fast radio bursts, TDEs, gamma-ray bursts, novae, X-ray binaries, and anything that varies on a short timescale. We will deal with all aspects of these objects, including the explosion mechanism, progenitors, evolution, nucleosynthesis, and radiation over all wavelengths from radio to gamma-rays.

Ample time would be given to students and postdocs, and significant time reserved for discussions.

The workshop is organized by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

There is no registration fee. Breakfast, lunch and breaks during the conference are included.

Note: We are limited to about 60 people by the room size. If necessary, preference will be given to those giving talks.

All participants are required to review and agree to follow the American Astronomical Society policy.

An optional conference dinner will be held on Monday February 25. Details will be provided later, and payment may be necessary.

Organizing Committee
Laura Chomiuk
Michigan State University
Sean Couch
Michigan State University
Vikram Dwarkadas
University of Chicago
Paul Ricker
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Picture: Location
William Eckhart Research Center (ERC)
Room 401, William Eckhart Research Center (ERC),
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
5640 South Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL

Contact Us
For questions about the workshop, please contact us at 2019SN-T@box.uchicago.edu

Image credit
"Supernova 1987A: The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A", Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

"Neutron Star Collision Creates Kilonova", Image credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)