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2015: Berkeley Meeting


posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:32 AM by Sanjay K. Reddy   [ updated Feb 24, 2015, 6:11 PM ]

Session 1: Dense matter aspects of neutron stars
Friday 3:00 pm - 6.30 pm

3.00-3:30 pm: Jim Lattimer, Neutron matter and maximum mass limits to neutron star radii
3.35-4.05 pm: Mark Alford: Characteristics of hybrid stars with a sharp quark/hadron interface.
4:10-4:40 pm: Joe Carlson, Recent progress in nuclei, the nuclear EOS, and neutrino scattering from             nuclei.
4.45-5.15 pm: Madappa Prakash, Thermal properties of dense matter.
5.20-5.50 pm: Alessandro Roggero, Constraining Density Functional calculations with QMC
5.55-6.25 pm: Lianyi He, Solid-state physics approach to crystalline color superconductivity

7.00 pm: Dinner

Session 2: Modelling core collapse supernova & mergers
Saturday 9.00 am-12.30 pm

9:00-9.30 am: Stan Woosley: Presupernova Evolution and Supernova Nucleosynthesis
9.35-10.05 am: Christian Ott: Core-Collapse Supernovae: Where we are and where we are going.
10.10-10.40 am: Yong Qian: New results on chemical evolution.
10.45-11.15 am : Carla Frohlich, PUSHing core-collapse supernovae to explosions in spherical symmetry
11.20-11.50 am; Chris Fryer, Modeling kilonovae and the importance of understanding the
detailed yields from neutron star mergers

11.55-12.25 am: Dan Kasen: Nucleosynthesis and radiative transfer in neutron star mergers
and supernovae

12.30-2.00 Lunch

Session 3: Neutrino oscillations under extreme conditions
Saturday 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

2.00 - 2.30 pm: George Fuller: Neutrino physics in the early universe and cosmology.
2.35 - 3.05 pm: James Kneller, Sterile Neutrinos and Supernova Turbulence.
3.10 - 3.40 pm Huaiyu Duan, Collective neutrino oscillations in multi-dimensional models

3:45-4.15 pm: Coffee Break

4.15-4.45 pm: Vincenzo Cirigliano, Spin effects in neutrino quantum kinetics.
4:50-5:20 pm: Alexey Vlasenko, Transport of flavored neutrinos in astrophysics environments.
5:30-6:00: Discussion

7 pm: Dinner

Session 4: Nucleosynthesis
Sunday 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

9.30-10.00 am: Wick Haxton: Neutrino induced neutron-capture nucleosynthesis in early supernovae.
10.10-10:40 am: Luke Roberts, Nucleosynthesis in the Ejecta of Compact Object Mergers
10.50-11.20 am: Projjwal Banerjee: Radioactivities in the early solar system.
11.30-12.00 pm: Zhu Li: Nucleosynthesis from ONeMg core-collapse supernovae.

12-2 pm: Lunch

Session 5: Hot and cold matter at sub nuclear density
Sunday 2 pm -4 pm

2:00-2.30 pm Ermal Rrapaj, Hot matter at sub-nuclear density and charged current reactions in the
2.35-3.05 pm Tom Schafer, Beta-decay of deformed nuclei with the proton-neutron finite method.
3:05-3.35 pm Sanjay Reddy, Thermal relaxation in accreting neutron stars.
3:35-4.00 pm Discussion


posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:14 AM by Sanjay K. Reddy   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 10:06 AM ]

We reserved a block of rooms at the Berkeley Lab Guest House. The Berkeley Lab Guest House is located on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and provides deluxe accommodations.  


posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:09 AM by Sanjay K. Reddy

The meeting will be held in the Pers Hall meeting room, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 


posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:04 AM by Sanjay K. Reddy   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 6:55 AM ]

Alessandro Roggero

University of Washington

Alex Friedland

Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Carla Frohlich

North Carolina State University

Chris Fryer

Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Christian Ott


Dan Kasen

UC Berkeley

Ermal Rrapaj

University of Washington

Gail McLaughlin

North Carolina State University

George Fuller

UC San Diego

Huaiyu Duan

University of New Mexico

Jim Kneller

North Carolina State University

Jim Lattimer

SUNY Stony Brook

Joe Carlson

Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Jon Engel

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Li, Zhu

University of Minnesota

Lianyi He

Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Luke Roberts


Madappa Prakash

Ohio University

Mark Alford

Washington University, St. Louis

Projjwal, Banerjee

University of Minnesota

Sanjay Reddy

University of Washington

Stan Woosley

UC Santa Cruz

Vincenzo Cirigliano

Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Wick Haxton

UC Berkeley

Yong Qian

University of Minnesota


posted Jan 16, 2015, 5:55 AM by Sanjay K. Reddy

The last meeting of the topical collaboration will be held in Berkeley, California, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015.  

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