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February 25, 2019 - Monday
8:05 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast
 Session 1Chair: Vikram Dwarkadas
9:00 AM - 9:10 AMJohn Carlstrom, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
Welcome
9:10 AM - 9:20 AMVikram Dwarkadas, University of Chicago
Introduction and Logistics
9:20 AM - 9:40 AMKate D Alexander, Northwestern University - CIERA
Cosmic Extremes: Probing Energetic Transients with Radio Observations
9:40 AM - 9:55 AMJon Miller, University of Michigan
X-ray Observations of Tidal Disruption Events
9:55 AM - 10:10 AMAnya E Nugent, Northwestern University
Analysis of A Short Gamma Ray Burst in an Old Galaxy Cluster
10:10 AM - 10:25 AMDeanne L Coppejans, Northwestern University
Multi-wavelength studies of Fast-evolving Blue Optical Transients
10:25 AM - 10:40 AMMaxim Lyutikov, Purdue
Transients following white dwarfs merger
10:40 AM - 11:00 AMCoffee break
11:00 AM - 12:30 AMSession 2Chair: Sean Couch
11:00 AM - 11:20 AMTuguldur Sukhbold, The Ohio State University
Life and Death of Massive Stars
11:20 AM - 11:35 AMWilson Ricks, University of Chicago
Excavating the Explosion and Progenitor Properties of Type IIP Supernovae via Modelling of their Optical Lightcurves
11:35 AM - 11:50 AMGiacomo Terreran, Northwestern University
The ''He-rich'' Type Ic SN 2016coi and its massive progenitor
11:50 AM - 12:05 PMDanny Milisavljevic, Purdue University
Connecting Distant Supernovae with Nearby Supernova Remnants
12:05 PM - 12:30 AMMorning Discussion
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
 Session 3Chair: Dan Milisavljevic
2:00 PM - 2:20 PMDamiano Caprioli, University of Chicago
Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Diffusive Shock Acceleration
2:20 PM - 2:35 PMChelsea E Harris, Michigan State University
Which SNe Ia Come from the Single Degenerate Channel? The Answer Will Shock You.
2:35 PM - 2:50 PMCharlotte Wood, University of Notre Dame
The Slowly Fading Light Echo Around Type Ia Supernova 2009ig
2:50 PM - 3:05 PMA. Miguel Holgado, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On the Formation of Double Neutron Stars from Supernova Natal Kicks
3:05 PM - 3:20 PMDeep Chatterjee, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Predicting Supernova Rates Using iPTF: Estimating the transient detection efficiency
3:20 PM - 3:35 PMNoel D Richardson, University of Toledo
eta Carinae: A stellar system 170 years after a Great Eruption
3:35 PM - 4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMSession 4Chair: Paul Ricker
4:00 PM - 4:15 PMXilu Wang, University of Notre Dame
Sandblasting The R-Process: Spallation Of The R-Process Nuclei Ejected From A NSNS Event
4:15 PM - 4:30 PMJessica E Metzger, University of Chicago
A Neutrinosphere Model for Kilonova Photometry
4:30 PM - 4:45 PMAntonella Palmese, Fermilab
Gravitational wave astrophysics and cosmology with DES galaxies
4:45 PM - 5:00 PMChris Pankow, Northwestern University
Astronomy and Astrophysics with Gravitational Waves
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMDiscussion
6:30 PMDinner

 
February 26, 2019 - Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast
 Session 5Chair: Peter Garnavich
9:00 AM - 9:20 AMMansi M. Kasliwal, Caltech
First results from the Zwicky Transient Facility
9:20 AM - 9:35 AMSumit K Sarbadhicary, Michigan State University
Drilling deep into the transient radio sky with the CHILES-VERDES survey
9:35 AM - 9:50 AMPatrick Vallely, Ohio State University
ASAS-SN: Big Science with Small Telescopes
9:50 AM - 10:05 AMGil Holder, University of Illinois
Transients in CMB Surveys
10:05 AM - 10:20 AMRachel A Patton, The Ohio State University
Optical Depth Constraints on the Supernova Impostors SN 1954J and SN 1961V
10:20 AM - 10:50 AMCoffee Break
10:50 AM - 12:05 PMSession 6Chair: Tuguldur Sukhbold
10:50 AM - 11:05 AMSean Couch, Michigan State University
The Turbulent Frontier in Massive Stellar Death
11:05 AM - 11:20 AMMichael A Pajkos, Michigan State University
Gravitational Wave Features from Rotating Core-Collapse Supernovae
11:20 AM - 11:35 AMMacKenzie Warren, Michigan State University
Multimessenger signals from the landscape of core-collapse supernovae
11:35 AM - 11:50 AMMatthias Raives, The Ohio State University
The Antesonic Condition for Core-Collapse Supernovae
11:50 AM - 12:05 PMBrian Fields, University of Illinois
When Stars Attack! Confirmation, Identification, and Localization of a Recent Near-Earth Supernova
12:05 PM - 12:30 PMMorning Discussion
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PMSession 7Chair: Paul Ricker
2:00 PM - 2:15 PMAlbert Stebbins, Fermilab
Vacuum Pair Production and EMP for Short Radio Transients
2:15 PM - 2:35 PMElad Steinberg, Columbia University
Emission from Radiative Shocks
2:35 PM - 2:50 PMNiharika Sravan, Purdue University
A comprehensive population-scale modeling of Type IIb supernova progenitors
2:55 PM - 3:10 PMElias Aydi, Michigan State University
A "shock" to the system - classical novae emitting gamma-rays
3:10 PM - 3:25 PMKirill Sokolovsky, Michigan State University
Classical novae as X-ray transients: the case of Nova Carinae 2018
3:25 PM - 3:55 PMCoffee Break
3:55 PM - 5:00 PMSession 8Chair: Mansi Kasliwal
3:55 PM - 4:15 PMDavid Kaplan, UW-Milwaukee
Radio Followup of Binary Neutron Star Mergers
4:15 PM - 4:30 PMZoheyr Doctor, Uchicago
Search for Optical Emission from Binary-Black-Hole Merger 170814
4:30 PM - 4:45 PMAprajita Hajela, Northwestern University
Developing New Technique to Measure the Ambient Density of GW170817
4:45 PM - 5:00 PMAdithan Kathirgamaraju, Purdue University
The non-thermal counterparts of GW170817: current observations and what we can expect in the future
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMFinal Discussion
5:30 PMEnd