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Aims & Scope

    The main aim of this workshop is to share the current knowledge and the future prospects for research on the explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae (CC-SNe) and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Numerical simulation is a promising approach for studying the explosion mechanism. Establishing the equation of state for dense matter is one crucial ingredient, as well as understanding the composition and neutrino properties of dense matter. Observational confirmation of the explosion mechanism by MeV-neutrinos and gravitational waves is also very important. Furthermore, CC-SNe and GRBs are special phenomena in the universe where exotic physical conditions are realized. We would like to cover phenomena related to these events such as plasma physics and radiation processes in shocks of CC-SNe and GRBs and the explosive nucleosynthesis. We hope that many researchers in these fields will participate in the workshop. To this end, we provide the participants with excellent facilities at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) , and find it easy to have conversations and discussions with each other in a pleasant atmosphere. We will also organize two conferences about the state-of-the-art research in these fields where participants can present their latest results. In particular, the current status of numerical simulations performed on the fastest super-computer in Japan (K-computer), of the Japanese gravitational wave detector in Japan (KAGRA), the MeV-neutrino detector (Super-Kamiokande), and the next generation of X-ray satellite (Astro-H) will be reported at the conferences.