Monday 27 June - Tuesday 28 June 2011
Australian Astronomical Observatory
- Accommodation & Getting to the AAO
- Registration & Contact
- Photos from the meeting
For the past decade a collaboration led by Seppo Mattila (Tuorla Observatory), Stuart Ryder (Australian Astronomical Observatory), and Miguel Pérez-Torres (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía) have been using a combination of ground-based near-infrared adaptive optics imaging (WHT, VLT, Gemini) with radio continuum interferometry (VLA, EVN) to try to find these "missing" CCSNe. To date we have discovered or confirmed more than half a dozen CCSNe that were not picked up by existing robotic optical searches, including the first-ever CCSN discovered using natural guide star adaptive optics (SN 2004ip), as well as the first to be discovered with the assistance of laser guide star adaptive optics (SN 2008cs).
It is timely therefore to put these discoveries in the context of the extreme star formation environments in which they occur. To capitalise on the presence in Sydney of many of the world's pre-eminent supernova and starburst galaxy researchers for the preceding Southern Cross Astrophysics Conference on Supernovae and their Host Galaxies we will be holding a workshop at the headquarters of the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) in Epping (18km from the Sydney CBD) on 27 & 28 June 2011 to highlight our latest research, and warmly invite other researchers with related interests to join us. This will be the third such workshop following those in Turku in 2008, and Granada in 2009. There will be plenty of time for short talks and discussions, and the workshop will wind up with an afternoon walk along Sydney's stunning harbour foreshore followed by dinner at a seafood restaurant near the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
- Stuart Ryder (AAO, Australia)
- Seppo Mattila (Tuorla Observatory, Finland)
- Joseph Anderson (Universidad de Chile)
- Sarah Blake (Oxford University, UK)
- Russell Cannon (AAO, Australia)
- Dennis Crabtree (HIA, Canada)
- Tomas Dahlen (STScI, USA)
- Nancy Elias-Rosa (CSIC, Spain)
- Stacey Habergham (LJMU, UK)
- Erkki Kankare (Tuorla Observatory, Finland)
- Rubina Kotak (QUB, Ireland)
- Weidong Li (UC Berkeley, USA)
- Chris Lidman (AAO, Australia)
- Angel Lopez-Sanchez (AAO, Australia)
- Keiichi Maeda (U. Tokyo, Japan)
- Nceba Mhlahlo (Haartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, South Africa)
- Matteo Miluzio (Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy)
- Mercedes Mollá (CIEMAT, Spain)
- Takashi Moriya (U. Tokyo, Japan)
- Andrea Pastorello (QUB, Ireland)
- Miguel Perez-Torres (IAA, Spain)
- Giuliano Pignata (U. Andres Bello, Chile)
- Jesper Sollerman (Stockholm University, Sweden)
- Jason Spyromilio (ESO/AAO)
- Charling Tao (Tsinghua University, China)
- Xiaofeng Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
Both the scientific program and abstracts are available. Scientific sessions will run from 9:30am until 5pm on Monday 27 June, and from 9:30am until noon on Tuesday 28 June to allow time for lunch and the afternoon excursion.
There are a number of accommodation options within easy reach of the AAO by foot or by public transport. See the AAO's Guide to Accommodation in Sydney for suggestions, or see Wotif.com and their Sydney hotels page or Lastminute.com.au and their range of last minute Sydney hotels.
For directions and advice on getting to the AAO, please see the AAO's Guide to getting to the Epping Laboratory.
ATNF Visitors Guide.
To register your interest or intention to attend this workshop, please e-mail Stuart Ryder (sdr -@- aao.gov.au) with your name and affiliation, and if you wish to give a talk please provide a title and abstract.
On the Spit Bridge to Manly walk:
Date Last Modified: 11 July 2011