Workshop on "Supernovae, Dark Energy and Cosmology"

Dear  Colleagues,

Dr. Brian Schmidt (Nobel Laureate in Physics in 2011) is visiting Kavli IPMU of the University of Tokyo on November 20 and 21 and giving a Kavli IPMU Colloquium (Nov 20).
On this occasion, we have a small workshop on "Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Cosmology".

You are quite welcome to participate in the workshop and join the buffet-style dinner on Nov 20.

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Ken'ichi Nomoto
Mamoru Doi
Keiichi Maeda

Workshop on "Supernovae, Dark Energy and Cosmology"

(Lecture Hall@Kavli IPMU)


Nov 20 (Tue) 

13:30 Opening

13:35 Masataka Fukugita:
            Introduction of Lambda: Nights before the Inauguration [PDF] [VIDEO]

14:15 Shinji Mukohyama:
            Alternative Gravity Theories [VIDEO]

14:40 Koji Kawabata:
           Optical and Near IR Observation of Bright Supernovae by Hiroshima 1.5-m and Other Domestic
           Telescopes in Japan [VIDEO] [PDF]

15:05 -             tea time

15:30 - 17:00 Brian Schmidt: Kavli IPMU Colloquium [VIDEO] [PDF]

18:30 - 21:00 buffet-style dinner at IKOI on campus

Nov 21 (Wed) 

10:00 Masahiro Takada:
           Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph [PDF] [VIDEO]

10:30 Masamune Oguri:
           Measuring the Acceleration of the Universe with Strong Lens Statistics [VIDEO] [PDF]

10:55 Nozomu Tominaga:
           High-Redshift Supernova Survey with Shock Breakout [VIDEO] [PDF]

11:20 Masaomi Tanaka:
           High-Cadence Supernova Survey [VIDEO] [PDF]

11:45 -              Lunch

13:00 Mariko Kato:
           Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Accretion Wind Evolution, Recurrent Novas, and Supersoft X-ray
           Sources [VIDEO] [PDF]

13:25 Izumi Hachisu:
           Detected or Undetected ? : Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae based on the Single Degenerate Model               [VIDEO] [PDF]

13:50 Keiichi Maeda:
           Origin of the Diversity of Type Ia Supernovae [VIDEO]

14:15 Hanindyo Kuncarayakti:
            An Integral Field Spectroscopic Study of Nearby Supernova Explosion Sites: Constraints on Progenitor
            Mass and Metallicity [VIDEO] [PDF]

14:35 Brian Schmidt:
            The SkyMapper Supernovae Survey [VIDEO] [PDF]

15:00 - tea time

Kavli IPMU Colloquium

November 20 (Tue) 15:30 - 17:00

Speaker: Brian Schmidt (Nobel Laureate in Physics in 2011) (Australian National University)

Title: "Supernovae, the Accelerating Cosmos, and Dark Energy"


Type Ia supernovae remain one of Astronomy's most precise tools for measuring distances in the Universe. I will describe the cosmological application of these stellar explosions, and chronicle how they were used to discover an accelerating Universe in 1998 - an observation which is most simply explained if more than 70% of the Universe is made up of some previously undetected form of 'Dark Energy'. Over the intervening 13 years, a variety of experiments have been completed, and even more proposed to better constrain the source of the acceleration. I will review the range of experiments, describing the current state of our understanding of the observed acceleration, and speculate about future progress in understanding Dark Energy.