Electron Capture Supernovae & Super-AGB Star Workshop

February 1-5, 2016

Venue: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

We would like to announce the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) workshop on Electron Capture Supernovae (ECSNe) & Super-AGB Stars to be held February 1-5, 2016 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. This workshop aims to bring together Australian and international experts from stellar evolution, supernova theory, stellar spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, and nuclear physics with expected topics including:

* single and binary super-AGB star evolution

* population synthesis & ECSNe rate predictions

* convective URCA phase

* C and O/Ne flame propagation

* electron capture supernova models

* s/p/r/iprocess nucleosynthesis

* spectroscopy and GCE role of ECSNe at low metallicity

* ECSNe from Pop III stars

* evidence for ECSNe from a) light curves, b) SN remnants c) neutron star masses

* massive white dwarf formation and super-AGB stars mass loss rates

The preliminary webpage for the meeting can be found at:

If you are interested in participating please register as soon as possible through our website. Registration is free and we are able to offer limited financial support for students.

We hope to see you in Melbourne next February!

Yours Sincerely,

The Organising Committee

Carolyn Doherty, Alexander Heger, John Lattanzio and Bernhard Mueller

Weblink: http://users.monash.edu.au/~cdoherty/EC-SN-2016/

Email: alexander.heger@monash.edu