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Monday 8 August 2016

17:30 Conference registration opens

18:30–20:30 STARS & WINE. Wine tasting and live music, sponsored by Imagen de Chile – Free Admission

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Cultural session
Chair: M. Hamuy
10:00–10:45 A new proposal for a division of Easter Island’s history – Cristian Moreno Pakarati
10:45–12:00 Showing of documentary “Te Kuhane o te Tupuna” by Leo Pakarati

1. Introduction session
14:30–14:45 Conference introduction – Mario Hamuy
14:45–15:30 Archeoastronomy of Eastern Polynesia and Easter Island – Edmundo Edwards
15:30–16:00 Ruminations on a Life in Chile or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Exploding Stars – Mark Phillips
16:00–16:30 Anyone Can Do Photometry If It Is Clear – Nick Suntzeff

16:30–16:50 Coffee break

2. Session: Supernova surveys
Chair: F. Forster
16:50–17:20 The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) –
B. Shappee
17:20–17:50 SNe Ia in the PTF and ZTF eras: lessons and prospects – A. Goobar (INVITED)
17:50–18:05 Core collapse supernovae: from the normal to the extreme – A. Howell
18:05–18:20 The SUNBIRD project: Uncovering supernovae in luminous infrared galaxies – E. Kool
18:20–18:35 Carnegie Supernova Project observations of stripped-envelope core-collapse supernovae – M. Stritzinger

19:30 Welcome cocktail

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Wednesday 10 August 2016

2. Session: Supernova Surveys
Chair: N. Morrell
09:00–09:30 An Astronomical Time Machine: Light Echoes from Historic Supernovae and Eruptions –
A. Rest
09:30–09:45 Supernova Science with a WFIRST Nearby Galaxy GO Program – S. van Dyk
09:45–10:00 Detections of Superluminous Supernovae at z ~ 2-5 from SUDSS and u-SUDSS – C. Curtin

3. Session: Supernova science in era of big data
10:00–10:30 A Roadmap to the LSST transient sky – F. Bianco (INVITED)
10:30–10:45 An Open Catalog for Supernova Data – J. Guillochon
10:45–11:00 Detecting Supernovae by Using Deep Learning – P. Estevez

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

Chair: J. Anderson
11:20–11:50 Enhanced Transient Discovery via Machine Learning: Insight from the Palomar Transient Factory – A. Miller (INVITED)
11:50–12:05 Supernova photometric classification in SNLS with machine learning – A. Möller
12:05–12:20 SN II spectral template and variability – S. Gonzalez-Gaitan
12:20–12:35 Dalek – Automatic supernova spectral fitting within a Bayesian framework – W. Kerzendorf

4. Session: Fast supernova science and other fast transients
12:35–13:05 HiTS: The High cadence Transient Survey – F. Forster (INVITED)
13:05–13:20 Transient surveys with Subaru/Hyper Suprime-Cam – N. Tominaga

13:20–14:50 Lunch break

Chair: I. Dominguez
14:50–15:20 Learning About the Progenitors of Supernovae Using Their Early Light Curves – T. Piro (INVITED)
15:20–15:35 KEGS – The Kepler Extra-Galactic Survey – B. Tucker
15:35–16:05 Extreme radio transients: fast radio bursts and beyond – E. Petroff (INVITED)
16:05–16:20 Kilonova Emission from Compact Binary Mergers – M. Tanaka

16:20–16:40 Coffee break

Chair: M. Bersten
16:40–17:10 Advanced LIGO First Light: Multimessenger Astrophysics at the Birth of Gravitational-Wave Observatory – L. Singer (INVITED)
5. Session: Core-collapse supernova progenitors and explosions
17:10–17:40 SN progenitors and links to stellar evolution models – M. Fraser (INVITED)
17:40–17:55 Observational Signatures of the Rugged Landscape of the Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions – O. Pejcha
17:55–18:10 Spectral diversity of type II supernovae: characterization and correlations – C. Gutierrez
18:10–18:25 Late-Time Spectral Observations of Type IIP Supernovae – J. Silverman
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Thursday 11 August 2016

5. Session: Core-collapse supernova progenitors and explosions
Chair: J. Prieto
9:00–9:15 Toward multi-messenger observation of core-collapse supernovae from simulations of the central engine – T. Takiwaki
9:15–9:30 Supernova Structure and Nucleosynthesis from Collapse to Remnant – P. Young
9:30–9:45 Jet-powered Supernovae – B. Morsony
9:45–10:15 Study of Core-Collape SN Progenitors from Light-Curves and Stellar-Evolution Models – M. Bersten (INVITED)
10:15–10:30 The nature of Type IIb supernova progenitors – S-C Yoon
10:30–10:45 Single versus binary star progenitors of Type IIb supernovae – N. Sravan
10:45–11:00 Identifying Progenitors of Stripped-Envelope Supernovae – G. Folatelli

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

6. Session: The first supernovae
Chair: T. Davis
11:20–11:50 The First Supernovae – A. Heger (INVITED)
11:50–12:05 Luminous transients by mass ejection from very massive stars through pulsational pair-instability – T. Yoshida
12:05–12:35 Finding the First Cosmic Explosions – D. Whalen (INVITED)

12:35–13:15 Poster presentations

Lunch break

Free afternoon

20:30 Conference dinner

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Friday 12 August 2016

7. Session: Thermonuclear supernova progenitors and explosions
Chair: M. Tanaka
9:00–9:30 The case for multiple progenitor channels for Type Ia supernovae from radiative-transfer simulations – S. Blondin (INVITED)
9:30–9:45 Type Ia Supernovae in a New Light: Probing the Signatures of the Progenitors and Progenitor Systems – P. Hoeflich
9:45–10:00 Double detonation Type Ia supernovae in double white dwarf binaries – K. Shen
10:00–10:15 Symbiotic stars and Type Ia supernovae – X. Chen
10:15–10:30 WD accretion and SNe Ia – Z. Han

10:30–10:50 Coffee break

Chair: L. Galbany
10:50–11:20 Type Ia Supernovae: Progenitor Scenarios and Observational Constraints – K. Maeda (INVITED)
11:20–11:35 The (time weighted) integrated luminosity provides strong constraints on type Ia, II, Ibc and super-luminous supernova models – B. Katz
11:35–11:50 Testing SNe Ia Explosion Models with a Complete ASAS-SN Sample – S. Dong
11:50–12:05 A reddening-free method to estimate the 56Ni mass of Type Ia supernovae – S. Dhawan
12:05–12:20 Detailed Modeling of Early and Late Spectra of SN 2011fe and SN 2014J – E. Baron

12:20–13:00 Poster presentations

13:00–14:30 Lunch break

8. Session: Peculiar supernovae
Chair: E. Levesque
14:30–15:00 CSM Interaction in supernovae, pre-supernovae, and non-supernovae – N. Smith (INVITED)
15:00–15:15 SN 2015bh in NGC2770: Defining a new class of stellar explosion – A. de Ugarte Postigo
15:15–15:30 Interacting supernovae in ASAS-SN – J. Prieto
15:30–15:45 Type Ibn Supernovae Have Uniform Light Curves But Two Spectral Subclasses – G. Hosseinzadeh
15:45–16:00 Probing the Extremes of Pre-SN Mass-Loss with the PS1-MDS – M. Drout
16:00–16:15 SN 2015bn: a new benchmark dataset for understanding superluminous supernovae – M. Nichol

16:15–16:35 Coffee break

Chair: C. Thöne
16:35–16:50 The Impossible Supernova – I. Arcavi
16:50–17:05 Light-curve and spectral properties of ultra-stripped core-collapse supernovae – T. Moriya
17:05–17:20 Type Iax Supernovae – S. Jha
17:20–17:35 The complex spectra of Type Iax SNe: spectral modelling and velocity measurements – T. Szalai
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Saturday 13 August 2016

9. Session: Supernova cosmology
Chair: G. Folatelli
9:00–9:15 History of Supernovae as Distance Indicators – B. Leibundgut
9:15–9:45 Supernova Cosmology: prospects and pitfalls – T. Davis (INVITED)
9:45–10:15 What Will We Do With All The Supernovae? (Mark and Nick @ 75) – E. Linder (INVITED)
10:15–10:30 A 20 Year Stretch of 15 Days, Is it Time for a Δ Change? – C. Burns
10:30–10:45 To What Extent Are Type Ia Supernovae Standard Candles in the Near-Infrared? – K. Krisciunas
10:45–11:00 Cosmology from Type II Supernovae – M. Hamuy

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

Chair: G. Pignata
11:20–11:50 The Multiply Imaged Strongly Lensed Supernova Refsdal – P. Kelly (INVITED)
10. Session: Supernova environments and rates
11:50–12:20 The hosts and galactic environments of CC SNe – C. Thöne (INVITED)
12:20–12:35 Supernova environmental studies through Integral Field Spectroscopy – L. Galbany
12:35–12:50 The evolution of superluminous supernova host galaxies out to z ~ 4 – S. Schulze
12:50–13:05 Type II supernovae as environment metallicity indicators – J. Anderson

13:05–14:40 Lunch break

Chair: E. Hsiao
14:40–15:10 Unraveling correlations between supernova rates and host-galaxy properties – O. Graur (INVITED)
15:10–15:25 The rate of Type Ia supernovae in the local universe from the Palomar Transient Factory – C. Frohmaier
15:25–15:40 SweetSpot: A Near Infrared Survey of Type Ia Supernovae in the Nearby Hubble Flow – K. Ponder
15:40–15:55 Continuum Foreground Polarization and Absorption of Na I in Type Ia Supernovae – A. Clocchiatti
15:55–16:10 Diversity and peculiarity of SN Ia reddening laws – R. Amanullah

16:10–16:30 Coffee break

Chair: M. Hamuy
16:30–17:30 Conference summary – I. Dominguez & E. Levesque

Conference ends

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