Sep 12 – 16, 2016
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA)
Europe/Berlin timezone
In recent years, transient surveys have dramatically increased the discovery rate of transients that fall outside the standard supernova classification scheme. This topical workshop will focus on these peculiar and unexpected events. During this workshop that closes the four-week programme, 'The Physics of Supernovae', we will attempt to bridge the gap between theory and observations of these unusual transients, while also developing strategies to exploit next-generation transient surveys. Topics to be covered include:
  • Ultra-luminous supernovae
  • Peculiar white dwarf supernovae
  • 'Faint & fast’ supernovae
  • Gamma-ray burst supernovae
  • Pre-supernova mass loss
  • First-generation supernovae
  • Tidal disruption events
A conference dinner (included) will take place on the Thursday evening of the workshop at Augustiner Keller (

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Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA)
Room E.0.11
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1 D-85748 Garching
  • Claes Fransson
  • Kate Maguire
  • Maryam Modjaz
  • Saurabh Jha
  • Stan Woosley