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    Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts 2013, Oct.14 - Nov.15, 2013
    Oct.28 - Nov. 1 : Conference on Supernovae
    Nov. 11 - 15 : Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts
    Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan ============================================================
    Registration is Open Now.
    !!!!! Please register NO LATER THAN 15th July 2013 when you need financial support.!!!!! ============================================================

    It is our pleasure to announce that we are organizing a workshop on supernovae and gamma-ray bursts at YITP, Kyoto, Japan from Oct.14 to Nov.15, 2013.

    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.

    Main topics of the workshop are:
    1. Explosion Mechanism of Core-Collapse Supernovae
    2. Equation of State for High-Density Matter
    3. Structure of Neutron Stars as Remnants of CC-SNe
    4. Collapsars and Magnetars as Central Engine of Long Gamma-Ray Bursts
    5. Merging Compact Binaries as Central Engine of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts
    6. Neutrinos and Gravitational Waves as Signals of Death of Massive Stars
    7. Progenitors of CC-SNe and GRBs
    8. Multi-Wavelength Observations of SNe, GRBs, and their Remnants
    9. Plasma Physics, Particle Acceleration, and Radiation Process in Shocks of SNe, GRBs, and their Remnants
    10. UHECRs and VHE-Neutrinos & Gamma-Rays from GRBs
    11. Explosive Nucleosynthesis in SNe and GRBs

    The workshop will last 5 weeks in total, including two one-week conferences on SNe and GRBs respectively. More than 100 people are expected to participate in each conference (capacity of the conference hall at YITP is 120 people maximally). The remaining 3 weeks are spent for workshops where participants can hear seminars in the morning and enjoy free discussions in the afternoon. The capacity of the visitor facilities at YITP during the 3-week workshop is 50 maximally. The main scopes of the 3-week workshop are Nuclear Physics in CC-SNe and GRBs (Oct. 14-18), CC-SNe (Oct. 21-25), and GRBs (Nov. 4-8). Participants can choose their favorite dates to stay in Kyoto during the workshop. We can offer some financial support, although the budget is limited. We will also arrange a textbox on the financial support in the registration form (registration form will open in April 2013).

    Organizing Committee Members:
    International Advisory Committee
    Mark Alford (Washington, USA), Gordon Baym (Illinois, USA), Roger Blandford (KIPAC, USA), Adam Burrows (Princeton, USA), Neil Gehrels (NASA, USA), Ewald Mueller (MPA, Germany), Takashi Nakamura (Kyoto, Japan), Ken'ichi Nomoto (IPMU, Japan), Christopher Pethick (Nordita, Denmark), Katsuhiko Sato (NINS, Japan), Hiroshi Toki (RCNP, Japan), Stanford Woosley (UCSC, USA)

    Confirmed Invited and Keynote Speakers
    Supernova Conference:
    G. Baym, J. Beacom, S. Blinnikov, A. Burrows, R. Chevalier, D. Ellison, T. Enoto, C. Horowitz, N. Kanda, K. Kotake, M. Nakahata, K. Nomoto, F. Oezel, P. Slane, A. Steiner, H. Uchida
    Gamma-Ray Burst Conference:
    D. Allard, M. Aloy, F. Daigne, N. Gehrels, D. Lazzati, A. MacFadyen, P. Meszaros, B. Metzger, A. Mizuta, S. Nagataki, A. Pe'er, S. Rosswog, Y. Sekiguchi, M. Shibata, S. Wanajo, B. Zhang

    Scientific Organizing Committee
    Shigehiro Nagataki (Chair, RIKEN), Masaki Ando (U. Tokyo), Katsuaki Asano (ICRR), Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN), Kei Iida (Kochi), Kunihito Ioka (KEK), Naoyuki Itagaki (YITP), Toshitaka Kajino (NAOJ), Nobuyuki Kawai (Tokyo Tech), Kenta Kiuchi (YITP), Kei Kotake (Fukuoka), Teiji Kunihiro (Kyoto), Keiichi Maeda (IPMU), Akira Mizuta (KEK), Masayuki Nakahata (ICRR), Jun Nakamura (Hiroshima), Kohji Ohta (Kyoto), Kazuyuki Omukai (Tohoku), Akira Ohnishi (YITP), Yuichiro Sekiguchi (YITP), Masaru Shibata (YITP), Kohsuke Sumiyoshi (Numazu), Yudai Suwa (YITP), Hideyuki Suzuki (Tokyo U. of Science), Tomoya Takiwaki (NAOJ), Nozomu Tominaga (Konan), Tomonori Totani (U. Tokyo), Takeshi Tsuru (Kyoto), Hideyuki Umeda (U. Tokyo), Shoichi Yamada (Waseda), Daisuke Yonetoku (Kanazawa), Atsumasa Yoshida (Aoyama Gakuin)

    Local Organizing Committee
    Shigehiro Nagataki (Chair, RIKEN), Naoyuki Itagaki (YITP), Hirotaka Ito (RIKEN), Herman Lee (RIKEN), Jirong Mao (RIKEN), Kazuyuki Omukai (Tohoku), Kohji Ohta (Kyoto), Masaomi Ono (RIKEN), Yudai Suwa (YITP), Tomoya Takiwaki (NAOJ), Alexey Tolstov (RIKEN), Tomonori Totani (U. Tokyo)

    Organized by: Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

    Sponsored by:
    Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University
    Yukawa International Program for Quark-Hadron Sciences (YIPQS)
    The Kyoto University Foundation