Type Ia Supernovae: progenitors, explosions, and cosmology

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), and the Flash Center for Computational Science at the University of Chicago will host an International conference on the observations and simulations of thermonuclear “Type Ia Supernovae: progenitors, explosions, and cosmology” on on September 15-19, 2014. The conference will be held at the University of Chicago’s Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC).
Conference topics:

  • Progenitors, rates, and pre-explosion physics
  • Explosion mechanisms and simulations: mergers, double detonations, single degenerates, sub-chandra’s, and failed explosions
  • Exceptional quality data: 2011fe, STIS UV, etc…
  • Thermonuclear weirdos, SNIax, the fast and the furious
  • Nucleosynthetic yields from supernovae and their effect on galaxy chemical compositions
  • Host galaxy <-> luminosity relationship
  • Radiation transport for SNIa
  • Data-driven models for SNIa light curves + spectra
  • SNIa and cosmology
  • Challenges