Latest modification: Jan. 24th

Jan. 19th: The program required a restructuring, thus please check your talk times as several have been moved. Importantly, two sessions (Surveys and Compact Objects) have been swapped, with Compact objects now on Tuesday and Surveys now on Wednesday.

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Sunday, Jan 28th

Time Category Speaker Details Location
18:00-20:00 Reception - Welcome Reception - Registration AMDC Level 3, SkyLounge and Terrace

Monday, Jan 29th

Single Session

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Welcome Vice Chancellor Opening / Introduction AMDC301
09:30-09:45 Cultural Astronomy Duane Hamacher - Seeking innovation at the crossroads of Indigenous astronomy and observational astrophysics AMDC301
09:45-10:15 Cultural Astronomy Marcia Langton - The importance of Indigenous Knowledge in science and astronomy AMDC301
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - AMDC301
10:45-11:15 Cultural Astronomy Jarita Holbrook - The ASTROMOVES Study of Astrophysicists AMDC301
11:15-11:30 Cultural Astronomy Peter Swanton - Transients in Indigenous Astronomy AMDC301
11:30-12:00 Cultural Astronomy Matthew Bailes - A historical perspective on transients AMDC301
12:00-12:15 Poster sparkler talks - -
12:15-13:30 Lunch - SkyLounge

Parallel Session 1

Time Category Details Location
13:30-14:00 Supernova Theory Hans-Thomas Janka - Core-collapse Supernova Theory: Recent Progress and New Questions AMDC301
14:00-14:15 Supernova Theory Vishnu Varma - The impact of magnetic fields in non-rotating core-collapse supernova AMDC301
14:15-14:30 Supernova Theory Ryo Sawada - ‘56Ni problem’ in Canonical Supernova Explosion AMDC301
14:30-14:45 Supernova Theory Ko Nakamura - Systematic 3D MHD simulations of core-collapse supernova and multi-messenger signal AMDC301
14:45-15:00 Supernova Theory Kiril Maltsev - Convective core overshoot effects on Type IIP SN explosion energy and compact remnant mass landscape AMDC301
15:00-15:15 Supernova Theory Bart van Baal - Modelling supernova nebular lines in 3D AMDC301
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:00 Supernova Theory Wolfgang Kerzendorf - Reconstructing the physics of transients using machine learning AMDC301
16:00-16:15 Supernova Theory Dhvanil Desai - Plasma Instabilities Matter: How late-time light curves of supernovae and kilonovae are impacted by plasma streaming instabilities AMDC301
16:15-16:30 Supernova Theory Seong Hyun Park - On the early-time optical light curves of double peaked SNe IIb: the effects of Thomson scattering and chemical mixing AMDC301
16:30-16:45 Supernova Theory Jared Goldberg - Type IIb Supernovae and the 3D structure of their progenitor envelope AMDC301
16:45-17:00 Supernova Theory Masato Sato - Light curves of electron-capture and Fe core-collapse supernovae: A new diagnostic of electron-capture supernovae AMDC301

Parallel Session 2

Time Category Details Location
13:30-14:00 Fast Radio Bursts Manisha Caleb - From Puzzles to Revelations: The Fast Radio Burst Journey ATC 101
14:00-14:15 Fast Radio Bursts Stuart Ryder - The first Fast Radio Burst at a redshift of 1 ATC 101
14:15-14:30 Fast Radio Bursts Chin-Ping Hu - Rapid spin changes around the 2022 fast radio burst from SGR 1935+2154 ATC 101
14:30-14:45 Fast Radio Bursts Alexa Gordon - Constraining the Progenitors of Fast Radio Bursts with Host Galaxies ATC 101
14:45-15:00 Fast Radio Bursts Lachlan Marnoch - The Curious Case of the Missing Fast Radio Burst Host Galaxy ATC 101
15:00-15:15 Fast Radio Bursts Jielai Zhang - Coordinated Simultaneous Multi-Wavelength Observations (Xray, UV, Optical, and Radio) of Two FRBs ATC 101
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:15 Radio transients Laura Driessen - Unlocking the Radio Sky: Recent Advances in Image-Plane Radio Transient Searches ATC 101
16:15-16:30 Radio transients Dougal Dobie - Discovery of a highly polarised, short-lived radio transient with ASKAP ATC 101
16:30-16:45 Radio transients Joshua Pritchard - Identification of stellar radio transients with the Australian SKA Pathfinder ATC 101
16:45-17:00 Radio transients Kovi Rose - The identification of radio variables via circular polarisation searches ATC 101

Tuesday, Jan 30th

Parallel Session 1

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Compact objects and GWs Lilli Sun - Gravitational-wave astronomy with next-generation observatories AMDC 301
09:30-09:45 Compact objects and GWs Smaranika Banerjee - Modelling kilonova from photospheric to nebular phase AMDC 301
09:45-10:00 Compact objects and GWs Teagan Clarke - Exploring the implications of fast radio bursts from neutron star-black hole mergers AMDC 301
10:00-10:15 Compact objects and GWs Paul Lasky - Multimessenger observations of binary neutron star mergers — now and into the future AMDC 301
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:15 Compact objects and GWs Manoj Kovalam - Low Latency Detection of Gravitational Waves from Compact Binaries AMDC 301
11:15-11:30 Compact objects and GWs Dheeraj Pasham - Repeating X-ray Transients from Nuclei of External Galaxies as Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals AMDC 301
11:30-11:45 Compact objects and GWs Kelly Gourdji - Probing gravitational wave radio counterparts on all scales: from tens of square degrees to sub-milliarcsecond resolution AMDC 301
11:45-12:00 Compact objects and GWs Justin Clancy - Exploring Millimetre Transients: Opportunities and Insights from Modern CMB Surveys and the Simons Observatory AMDC 301
12:00-12:15 Poster sparkler talks - -
12:15-13:30 Lunch - SkyLounge
13:30-14:00 Nuclear transients Iair Arcavi - New Discoveries of Extreme Transients AMDC 301
14:00-14:15 Nuclear transients Charlotte Angus - A fast-rising tidal disruption event from an intermediate mass black hole AMDC 301
14:15-14:30 Nuclear transients Taj Jankovič - Spin-induced offset stream self-crossing shocks in tidal disruption event AMDC 301
14:30-14:45 Nuclear transients Paige Ramsden - Star Formation Histories and Bulge Masses of TDE Host Galaxies AMDC 301
14:45-15:00 Nuclear transients Megha Sharma - Partial Tidal Disruption Events: Elixir of long life  
15:00-15:15 Nuclear transients Kohki Uno - Faked Disruption AT2023clx - A New-class AGN Activity Mimicking TDEs? AMDC 301
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:00 Nuclear transients Jason Hinkle - Building an ANT-hill: The Growing Class of Ambiguous Nuclear Transients AMDC 301
16:00-16:15 Nuclear transients Adelle Goodwin - Radio emission from tidal disruption events: unveiling a population of prompt outflows launched during the stellar disruption AMDC 301
16:15-16:30 Nuclear transients Fangyi (Fitz) Hu - Why do tidal disruption events shine in optical & radio more than X-rays? AMDC 301
16:30-16:45 Nuclear transients Roberto Soria - Intermediate mass black holes in the halo of nearby galaxies AMDC 301

Parallel Session 2

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Thermonuclear Friedrich Roepke - Simulating thermonuclear astrophysical transients ATC 101
09:30-09:45 Thermonuclear Masaki Tsurumi - Double Detonation Model of Type Ia Supernovae: The Effects of The Mass of The He Envelope on Carbon Detonation Ignition ATC 101
09:45-10:15 Thermonuclear Matthew Grayling - Hierarchical dust analysis of SNe Ia hosts in Foundation, DES3YR and PS1MD ATC 101
09:45-10:15 Thermonuclear Willem Hoogendam - From Out of the Blue: Swift Reveals a Link Between 2002es-like and 2003fg-like and Early-Time Bump Type Ia Supernovae ATC 101
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:00 Thermonuclear Bailey Martin - Understanding the Physical Origin of the SN Ia Host Galaxy Mass Step ATC 101
11:00-11:15 Thermonuclear Qinan Wang - Searching for early excess of SNe Ia from Kepler and TESS ATC 101
11:15-11:30 Thermonuclear Gu Lim - Constraining the Progenitor System of SN 2021hpr via Early Flux Excess ATC 101
11:30-11:45 Thermonuclear Sahana Kumar - Investigating the Origins of SNe Ia using Late Time NIR spectroscopy ATC 101
11:45-12:00 Thermonuclear Luke Harvey - Chasing High-Velocity Silicon Features in the ZTF Cosmology DR2 ATC 101
12:00-12:15 Poster sparkler talks - -
12:15-13:30 Lunch - SkyLounge
13:30-14:00 Massive stars and CSM Keiichi Maeda - Interacting Supernovae with Different Flavors ATC 101
14:00-14:15 Massive stars and CSM Azalee Boestrom - Understanding CSM Interaction in Hydrogen-rich Supernovae using UV and Optical Spectroscopy ATC 101
14:15-14:30 Massive stars and CSM David Aguado - SN2023ixf: the most detailed flash spectroscopy event observed to date ATC 101
14:30-14:45 Massive stars and CSM Tatsuya Matsumoto - Constraining ejecta and CSM properties of multi-peak SNe ATC 101
14:45-15:00 Massive stars and CSM Erez Zimmerman - Ultraviolet observations resolve the explosion of supernova 2023ixf in Messier 101 within its complex circumstellar environment ATC 101
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:00 Massive stars and CSM Sean Brennan - Early Warning Signs: Precursor Eruptions Preceding Supernova ATC 101
16:00-16:15 Massive stars and CSM Yashvi Sharma - Coronal lines in late-time spectra of interacting supernovae ATC 101
16:15-16:30 Massive stars and CSM Wynn Jacobson-Galan - Final Moments: Pre-Supernova Emission and Flash Spectroscopy as Novel Probes of Late-Stage Red Supergiant Evolution ATC 101
16:30-16:45 Massive stars and CSM Avinash Singh - Multi-wavelength analysis of SN 2023ixf: Type II SN with a multi-faceted CSM geometry ATC 101

Conference Dinner

18:30–21:30 at the Melbourne Aquarium Coral Atoll room. One option for transportation is to take the train from the Glenferrie station on campus to either the Flinders street or Southern Cross station. The Melbourne Aquarium is ~6-7 minute walk from the Southern Cross station and ~10 minutes from Flinders station.

Wednesday, Jan 31st

Parallel Session 1

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Type Ia and novae Ken Shen - New pictures of old transients: Recent advances in the fields of Type Ia supernovae and classical novae AMDC 301
09:30-09:45 Type Ia and novae Alex Kemp - Classical novae: rates, distributions, yields, and wider impact on galactic chemical evolution AMDC 301
09:45-10:00 Type Ia and novae Kazuya Iwata - Assessing the double-detonation model via detonation cellular physics: Terrestrial experiment meets astrophysics AMDC 301
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:00 Remnants and dust Abigail Polin - Decoding Supernova Remnants AMDC 301
11:00-11:15 Remnants and dust Timo Kravtsov - Discovery of new oxygen-rich supernova remnants AMDC 301
11:15-11:30 Remnants and dust Jeonghee Rho - Carbon Monoxide Detections and Dust Formation in Supernovae AMDC 301
11:30-11:45 Remnants and dust Melissa Shahbandeh - Unraveling Cosmic Dust Origins: JWST Revelations from Supernovae AMDC 301

Parallel Session 2

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Surveys Tamara Davis - The Dark Energy Survey, Final Supernova Cosmology Results ATC 101
09:30-09:45 Surveys Igor Andreoni - Discovering rare transients and multi-messenger counterparts with wide-field optical telescopes ATC 101
09:45-10:00 Surveys Rahul Jayaraman - Studying Gamma-Ray Bursts and Gravitational-Wave Events using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ATC 101
10:00-10:15 Surveys Emily Biermann - Blind Transient Searches in CMB Survey Data ATC 101
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - Sky Lounge
10:45-11:00 Surveys Natasha Van Bemmel - Finding Kilonova with the KiloNova and Transients Program (KNTraP) ATC 101
11:00-11:15 Surveys Michael Tucker - SCAT DR1: Spectra of 1000 Supernovae ATC 101
11:15-11:30 Surveys Sara Webb - Beyond the Stars: Astronomy’s Contribution to Space Situational Awareness ATC 101
11:30-11:45 Surveys Hugo Walsh - The Future of Observational Astronomers ATC 101


Note that on this day, lunch is on your own, though some excursions include lunch.

Participant pick up will occur promptly at 12:15 for some of the optional excursions. The talk sessions are planned to end between 11:45 and 12:00 that day to help provide time to make your way to the pick up location(s).

Thursday, Feb 1st

Parallel Session 1

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Identification Anais Moller - Transients in the era of Rubin, a perspective from Fink broker AMDC 301
09:30-09:45 Identification Takashi Moriya - Synthetic light-curve model grid for systematic characterization of Type II supernovae in the era of Rubin/LSST AMDC 301
09:45-10:00 Identification Shreejit Jadhav - Status of machine learning in GW searches AMDC 301
10:00-10:15 Identification Manisha Shrestha - Rapid follow-up of type II SN2023axu show evidence of circumsterllar material interaction AMDC 301
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:15 Identification Francisco Forster - The ALeRCE astronomical alert broker AMDC 301
11:15-11:30 Identification Nikhil Sarin - From TDEs and GRBs to supernovae - Redback: A Bayesian inference software package for electromagnetic transients AMDC 301
11:30-11:45 Identification Makoto Uemura - Automated Decision Making in Rapid Follow-up Observations of Cataclysmic Variables AMDC 301
11:45-12:00 Identification Simon Goode - Sub-Minute Optical Transient candidates detected via an AIdriven search AMDC 301
12:00-12:15 Identification Yi Shuen Christine Lee - Impact of noise transients on gravitational-wave burst detection efficiency of the BayesWave pipeline with multidetector networks AMDC 301
12:15-13:30 Lunch - SkyLounge
13:30-14:00 Binaries and mergers Orsola De Marco - Dusty common envelope interactions and the light they emit AMDC 301
14:00-14:15 Binaries and mergers Jinping Zhu - Formation of Fast-spinning Neutron Stars in Close Binaries and Magnetar-driven Stripped-envelope Supernovae AMDC 301
14:15-14:30 Binaries and mergers Ana Lourdes Juarez Garcia - Evolution of accretion disks in low-tointermediate mass X-ray binary progenitors AMDC 301
14:30-14:45 Binaries and mergers Chunliang Mu - Photospheric Evolution in Common Envelope Simulations AMDC 301
14:45-15:00 Binaries and mergers Christian van der Merwe - Explosive Transients from Stellar Collisions AMDC 301
15:00-15:15 Binaries and mergers Stan Owocki - Modeling signatures of massive-star mergers AMDC 301
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:00 Binaries and mergers Ashley Ruiter - Mergers of double white dwarfs and non-explosive transients AMDC 301
16:00-16:15 Binaries and mergers Jamie Soon - An outlook on utilising multiwavelength datasets with new infrared survey AMDC 301
16:15-16:30 Binaries and mergers Lucy McNeill - Evolution of Hot Helium White Dwarf Binaries AMDC 301
16:30-16:45 Binaries and mergers Tomer Shenar - Which transients accompany black-hole production? Clues from dormant black holes in the Galactic neighbourhood AMDC 301

Parallel Session 2

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Instrumentation and facilities Tony Travouillon - The present and future of IR transient facilities: toward an IR LSST survey ATC 101
09:30-09:45 Instrumentation and facilities Masayuki Yamanaka - Near-Infrared Followups of Nearby Supernovae and Transients with the Iriki 1m Telescope ATC 101
09:45-10:00 Instrumentation and facilities Gavin Rowell - Transients at TeV Gamma-Ray Energies ATC 101
10:00-10:15 Instrumentation and facilities Nick Tothill - CTA-Pol: Optical Blazar Polarimetry from Australia ATC 101
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:15 Instrumentation and facilities Duncan Galloway - Searching for counterparts of explosive transients with the GOTO network ATC 101
11:15-11:30 Instrumentation and facilities Felipe Jimenez-Ibarra - Rapid identification and classification of GOTO Transients ATC 101
11:30-11:45 Instrumentation and facilities Gregory Paek - 7-Dimensional Telescope: Kilonova Identifier with a Single Epoch Photometric SED and LightGBM ATC 101
11:45-12:00 Instrumentation and facilities Simon Lee - Optimising an Array of IACTs in Australia for the Detection of Gamma-ray Transients ATC 101
12:00-12:15 Instrumentation and facilities Wael Farah - The Allen Telescope Array: an upgraded radio facility for slow and fast transients ATC 101
12:15-13:30 Lunch - SkyLounge
13:30-14:00 Instrumentation and facilities David Buckley - Status and Future Plans of the SALT Transient Follow-up Programme ATC 101
14:00-14:15 Energetic SNe and hosts Giacomo Terreran - Very late-time observations of stripped-envelope SNe ATC 101
14:15-14:30 Energetic SNe and hosts Conor Ormand - Toward nebular spectral modeling of magnetar-powered supernovae ATC 101
14:30-14:45 Energetic SNe and hosts Aysha Aamer - A Precursor Plateau and Pre-Maximum [O II] Emission in the Superluminous SN2019szu: A Pulsational Pair-Instability Candidate ATC 101
14:45-15:00 Energetic SNe and hosts Steve Schulze - 1100 days in the life of the (candidate) pair-instability supernova 2018ibb ATC 101
15:00-15:15 Energetic SNe and hosts Anjasha Gangopadhyay - ASASSN-14il: A superluminous supernova with complex geometry? ATC 101
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
15:45-16:00 Energetic SNe and hosts Yun-Wei Yu - The features, types, and possible origins of magnetar-driven optical transients ATC 101
16:00-16:15 Energetic SNe and hosts Anamaria Gkini - SN2020zbf: A fast-evolving hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova with strong carbon features ATC 101
16:15-16:30 Energetic SNe and hosts Zhuoxi Liang - Luminosity Functions of the Host Galaxies of Supernova ATC 101
16:30-16:45 Energetic SNe and hosts Thallis Pessi - Observational evidence for a metallicity dependence on the occurrence of core-collapse supernovae ATC 101

Friday, Feb 2nd

Parallel Session 1

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 High-energy Gemma Anderson - Rapid radio follow-up of GRBs to probe the most violent relativistic outflows using Australian radio telescopes AMDC 301
09:30-09:45 High-energy Akihiro Suzuki - Early electromagnetic signals from supernova associated with GRBs AMDC 301
09:45-10:00 High-energy Christopher Irwin - Insights on the origin of low-luminosity GRBs from a revised shock breakout picture for GRB 060218 AMDC 301
10:00-10:15 High-energy James Freeburn - A Fast-cadenced Search for Gamma-Ray Burst Orphan Afterglows with the Deeper, Wider, Faster Programme AMDC 301
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:00 High-energy Ilya Mandel - Short gamma ray bursts, the neutron star mass distribution, and the equation of state AMDC 301
11:00-11:15 High-energy Karelle Siellez - Getting more Kilonovae using short AND long Gamma Ray Bursts AMDC 301
11:15-11:30 High-energy Sergey Belkin - Photometric and spectroscopic detection of a supernova associated with GRB 201015A AMDC 301
11:30-11:45 High-energy Mankeun Jeong - The Stellar Mass Distribution of Galaxies Hosting Short Gamma-ray Bursts and Kilonovae AMDC 301
11:45-12:00 High-energy Yuzhe Song - Detecting Gamma-ray Emission from Nearby Flare Stars AMDC 301

Parallel Session 2

Time Category Details Location
09:00-09:30 Binary interaction and CSM Jan Eldridge - Refining binary mass-transfer physics through supernovae ATC 101
09:30-09:45 Binary interaction and CSM Tomoki Matsuoka - Binary Interaction Can Yield a Diversity of Circumstellar Media around Type II Supernova Progenitors ATC 101
09:45-10:00 Binary interaction and CSM Hanindyo Kuncarayakti - Stripped supernovae with strong CSM interaction ATC 101
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break - SkyLounge
10:45-11:15 Binary interaction and CSM Thomas Moore - SN 2022jli: a type Ic supernova with periodic modulation of its light curve and an unusually long rise ATC 101
11:15-11:30 Binary interaction and CSM Emma Beasor - A JWST view of the failed supernova candidate N6946-BH1 ATC 101
11:30-11:45 Binary interaction and CSM Ryosake Sazaki - The growth of the disk structure of WZ Sge-type dwarf novae ATC 101
11:45-12:00 Binary interaction and CSM Karthik Yadavalli - SN 2022oqm: A Multi-peaked Calcium-rich Transient from a White Dwarf Binary Progenitor System ATC 101

Closing address

Return to AMDC 301. 12:10-12:30, by Ashley Ruiter, David Buckley and Jeff Cooke.