KITP Program: Accretion and Explosion: the Astrophysics of Degenerate Stars (January 29 - June 1, 2007)
Coordinators: Lars Bildsten, Rosanne Di Stefano, Robert Kirshner, Craig Wheeler

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Time Speaker Title
1/30, 2:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting
2/01, 12:00 p.m. Stéphane Blondin
Harvard-Smithsonian & KITP
Determining the Type, Redshift, and Phase of a Supernova Spectrum[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2/01, 12:30 p.m. Ken Shen
Thermally Stable Burning on Accreting White Dwarfs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 10:00 a.m. Peter Garnavich
Notre Dame & KITP
What Can Host Galaxies Tell Us about Type Ia Supernovae?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 12:15 p.m. Robert Kirshner
Harvard & KITP
Exploding Stars for Fun and Profit[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
2/06, 10:30 a.m. Jordi Jose
Classical Novae in the XXI Century[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/07, 10:00 a.m. Lars Bildsten
Carbon Ignition in White Dwarfs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/07, 10:00 a.m. F. Timmes
Deflagration to Detonation?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 12:00 p.m. Carlos Badenes
Rutgers & KITP
X-ray Emission from Supernova Remnants: Why Should We Care?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 12:00 p.m. Kelly Korreck
Harvard-Smithsonian & KITP
Balmer Line Dominated Shocks in Type 1A Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/09, 10:00 a.m. Ed van den Heuvel
University of Amsterdam & KITP
What Sets Accretion Rates?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/13, 10:30 a.m. Tom Matheson
Light Echoes from Old Supernovae in the Magellanic Clouds[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2/13, 11:30 a.m. Paolo Mazzali
Max Planck & KITP
ZORRO: Global Properties of SN Ia[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/14, 10:30 a.m. Daniel Sauer
Max Planck & KITP
Current Issues: Radiative Transfer in SNIa Ejecta[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/15, 10:30 a.m. Peter Lundqvist
AlbaNova & KITP
Possible Circumstellar Interaction in SNe Ia and the Issue of Hydrogen[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/15, 10:30 a.m. Maximilian Stritzinger
Niels Bohr Institute & KITP
Global Parameters of Type Ia Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 10:30 a.m. F.X. Timmes
Variations in Peak Luminosity of Type Ia SN[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 10:30 a.m. Andy Friedman
Harvard & KITP
Infrared Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae from PAIRITEL[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/21, 10:30 a.m. Eric Lentz
Oak Ridge National Laboratory & KITP
Explosions to Observables: Three Views of Photon Transport in Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 10:30 a.m. Wolfgang Hillebrandt
Max-Planck Astro. & KITP
Modeling Turbulent Thermonuclear Combustion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 10:00 a.m. Jean-Pierre Lasota
The Uncertain Fate of Cataclysmic Variable Stars and Related Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 10:00 a.m. Lorne Nelson
Bishop's University & KITP
CV Evolution and the Type Ia Progenitor Problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/27, 10:30 a.m. Trixi Wunderer
UC Berkeley
Gamma-Ray Lenses - a Deeper Look at Sites of Nucleosynthesis[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/28, 10:30 a.m. Thierry Foglizzo
C.E. Saclay & KITP
The Physics of Cellular Detonations and the Instability of Advective-acoustic Cycles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 10:30 a.m. Massimo Turatto
Astro. Obs. Padova & KITP
Circumstellar Interactions for Type Ia Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 1:30 p.m. Rosanne Di Stefano
(Harvard, CfA)
Ken Nomoto
(University of Tokyo & KITP)
Ed van den Heuvel
(University of Amsterdam & KITP)
Discussion: Luminous Supersoft X-Ray Sources: Type Ia Progenitors or Not?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 10:00 a.m. Brian Schmidt
Searching for SN Ia Progenitors with an Update on SkyMapper[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 10:30 a.m. Nozomu Tominaga
University of Tokyo & KITP
Connection between Gamma Ray Bursts and Extremely Metal Poor Stars[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 10:30 a.m. Nancy Elias de la Rosa
Max-Planck Astrophysics & KITP
Reddening in Type Ia supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/08, 10:30 a.m. Dan Maoz
Tel Aviv University & KITP
Cluster and Field Supernova Rates versus Redshift[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 10:00 a.m. Lev Yungel'son
Russian Acad of Sci. & KITP
Evolutionary Paths of Low and Intermediate Mass Close Binaries[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 10:00 a.m. Eli Livne
Hebrew University & KITP
Numerical Challenges in Supernova Modeling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 10:00 a.m. Jean-Pierre Lasota
Accretion Discs in Superluminous Supersoft Sources[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 10:30 a.m. Steven Boggs
UC Berkeley
The Advanced Compton Telescope: Uncovering the Creation of the Elements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/14, 10:30 a.m. Matthew Browning
UC Berkeley
Simulations of Convection and Magnetism in Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 10:30 a.m. Shimon Glasner
Hebrew University & KITP
Novae-The Evolution from Onset of Convection to the Runaway[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 10:30 a.m. Lifan Wang
Texas A&M University
From Polarized SNe to the Polarity of the Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16, 10:30 a.m. Masaomi Tanaka
University of Tokyo & KITP
The Outermost Ejecta of Type Ia Supernovae: As Seen from Optical Pre-maximum Spectra[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16, 11:00 a.m. Timothy Brown
Status of Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope and Group Discussion on Supernova Science[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/19-23 Conference: Paths to Exploding Stars: Accretion and Eruption
3/27, 10:30 a.m. Eliot Quataert
UC Berkeley
The Magnetar Model for Gamma-ray Bursts[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/28, 10:30 a.m. Accretion and Explosion: The Astrophysics of Degenerate Stars Discussion
3/29, 10:30 a.m. Elena Pian
The Progenitors of Long and Short GRBs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/29, 11:15 a.m. Ivo Seitenzahl
University of Chicago & KITP
Zeldovich Gradient Initation of Detonations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/30, 10:30 a.m. Thomas Nelson
University of Wisconsin & KITP
X-ray Spectroscopy of RS Ophiuchi in Outburst[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/30, 11:00 a.m. P.Garnavich, P.Nugent
Subluminous (1991bg-like) Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/02, 12:15 p.m. Rosanne Di Stefano
Harvard CfA & KITP
Paths to Explosion: What are the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
4/03, 10:30 a.m. Evan Scannapieco
Lars Bildsten
Peter Garnavich
(Notre Dame & KITP)
Discussion of Supernova Rates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/04, 10:30 a.m. Stefan Immler
Swift Observations of Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/04, 10:30 a.m. Francisco Forster
University of Oxford & KITP
Star Formation Histories and Type Ia SN Delay Times[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 10:30 a.m. Chris Fryer
Aimee Hungerford
GRBs with Dim Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 10:30 a.m. Don Lamb
University of Chicago & KITP
Constraining the Properties of Dark Energy Using GRBs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 10:30 a.m. Peter Eggleton
A Possible Solution of Two Long-standing Nucleosynthesis Problems in Low-mass Red Giants[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 10:30 a.m. Tony Piro
UC Berkeley
Angular Momentum Transport in SN Ia Progenitors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 10:00 a.m. Marina Orio
University of Wisconsin, INAF-Padova & KITP
How Many Classical Novae become Supersoft Sources in M31[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 10:30 a.m. Rosanne Di Stefano
(Harvard, CfA & KITP)
Andy Howell
(University of Toronto & KITP)
Chris Pritchet
(University of Victoria & KITP)
Discussion: Type Ia SN Delay Times: Expectations and Measurements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 10:30 a.m. Tommaso Treu
Young Stellar Populations and Active Star Formation in Elliptical Galaxies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 10:30 a.m. Enrico Cappellaro
Oss. Astro di Padova & KITP
Supernova Rates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/18, 10:30 a.m. Chris Deloye
Astrophysics of WD Ultracompact Binaries with LISA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/20, 10:30 a.m. Rollin Thomas
(Nearby Supernova Factory & KITP)
Andy Howell
(Supernova Legacy Survey & KITP)
Peter Garnavich
(SDSS SN Survey & KITP)
How Can Supernova Surveys Help with the Progenitor Question?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 10:30 a.m. Avishay Gal-Yam
The Progenitors of SNe Ia: New Observational Clues[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 10:30 a.m. Paul Groot
Rabboud University & KITP
European Galactic Plane Surveys[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 10:30 a.m. Danny Steeghs
Harvard, CfA & KITP
Direct Impact Accretion in Double White Dwarfs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/27, 9:00 a.m. Multi-talk event Cadences and Depths of Supernova/Transient Surveys: Present and Near Future
5/01, 10:30 a.m. Saurabh Jha
Stanford, SLAC
A Confounding Class of Peculiar Type-Ia Supernovae?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 10:30 a.m. Reynald Pain
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie
Precision Cosmology with SNe Ia?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 10:30 a.m. Gijs Roelofs
Radboud University. & KITP
Masses and Space Densities of AM CVn Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 10:30 a.m. Alison Farmer
Harvard & KITP
Saturn Tricked Us All with Magnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 11:30 a.m. Nevin Weinberg
UC Berkeley & KITP
Carbon Detonation in Superbursts[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 10:30 a.m. Jack Hughes
Spectral Inhomogeneities in Young Remnants of Type Ia Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 10:30 a.m. Philip Chang
UC Berkeley
The Origin of the Young Stars in the Nucleus of M31[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/09, 10:30 a.m. Margarita Hernanz
X-rays and Gamma-rays from Classical Novae: Constrains on Models from the Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 10:30 a.m. Max Della Valle
Arcetri Astro. & KITP
Environmental Dependence of Ia Supernova Rates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 10:30 a.m. Margarita Hernanz
X-rays and Gamma-rays from Classical Novae: Constrains on Models from the Observations, part II[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 10:30 a.m. Dan Patnaude
Harvard-Smithsonian & KITP
The Hydrodynamics and Thermal X-ray Emission from Cosmic Ray Modified Shocks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/16, 10:30 a.m. Dean Townsley
University of Chicago & KITP
Classical Novae and the Thermal History of CV White Dwarfs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 10:30 a.m. Jonathan Dursi
University of Toronto & KITP
Sweeping up a Magnetic Sheath: Magnetic Draping over Moving Cores and Bubbles in Galaxy Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 11:15 a.m. Stefano Benetti
SNe 2002ic-2005gj: Type Ia or Core Collapse SNe?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/18, 10:30 a.m. E.van den Heuvel
Discussions on Rates, Progenitors and Surveys[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 10:30 a.m. Harry Shipman
University of Delaware
The Whole Earth Telescope, Variable White Dwarfs, and type Ia Supernovae[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 10:30 a.m. Michael Zingale
New Algorithms for Simulating Low Mach Astrophysical Flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/23, 10:30 a.m. Alan Calder
Progress toward Realistic Type Ia Supernova Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/24, 10:30 a.m. Eric Pfahl
Type Ia Supernovae in Globular Clusters: Rates, Detection, and Theoretical Implications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/25, 10:30 a.m. Dean Townsley
University of Chicago & KITP
Type Ia Supernova Properties in the Gravitationally Confined Detonation Scenario[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/25, 10:30 a.m. Albert Kong
Ultraluminous X-ray Transients and Friends[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/29, 10:30 a.m. Christian Knigge
University of Southampton
The Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/29, 11:15 a.m. Peter Hoeflich
Florida State University
3-D Signatures of Thermonuclear Supernovae[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 10:30 a.m. Andrea Dieball
University of Southampton
Interacting Binaries in the Globular Cluster M15[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 10:30 a.m. David Sand
University of Arizona
Supernovae in Clusters at z=0.1-0.2: ICM Enrichment and Rates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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