Midwest Workshop on Supernovae and Transients


September 26-27, 2019
Organized by Tuguldur Sukhbold

The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting the workshop in Columbus, Ohio at the Physics Research Building - Room 1080. 

This workshop will bring together world-leading experts on observational and theoretical studies of supernovae of all types, and transients in general, including kilonovae, gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts and tidal disruption events. The scientific focus will cover all aspects of these phenomena, including the explosion mechanisms, progenitor evolution channels, nucleosynthesis, remnants, radiation over all wavelengths from radio to gamma-rays, and plus neutrinos and gravitational waves.


There is no fee to attend but please register your name at the following Google Form to attend the workshop: 

Scientific Program

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks provided. 



Thursday September 26, 2019

8:50am Start - Welcome to CCAPP
5:35pm Evening Discussion
6:45pm Optional Dinner in Columbus

Friday September 27, 2019

9:00am Start
4:40pm Evening Discussion
5:10pm Closing Remarks


Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU is offering a discounted group booking rate of 159 USD per night for the participants of the workshop. To book your room please click the link below. The last day to book is Sunday,September 15, 2019. 

Book your group rate for CCAPP Workshop

For those that wish to call our reservations department for reservations, they should reference “CCAPP Workshop” or group code CAP.  The number for reservations is 888-236-2427. 

If you are looking for other hotels in the area, we recommend the following:

Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus Ohio 43210, 614-247-4000
Holiday Inn Express, 3045 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Ohio 43202, 614-447-1212
Springhill Suites, 1421 Olentangy River Road, Columbus Ohio 43212, 614-297-9912
Marriott Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202, 614-447-9777
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1576 West Lane Avenue, Columbus Ohio, 43221, 614-488-1500

List of Particpants

Candice Stauffer              Northwestern University
Andre Sieverding              University of Minnesota
Wynn Jacobson-Galan           Northwestern University
Patrick Vallely               Ohio State University
Huei Sears                    Ohio University
David Matthews                Northwestern University
Laura Herzog                  Ohio University
Aprajita Hajela               Northwestern University
Riddhi Mehta                  Purdue University
Bhagya Madimugar Subrayan     Purdue University
Bei Zhou                      Ohio State University
Kerry Paterson                Northwestern University
R. Mark Wagner                Ohio State University/LBTO
Dimitrios Giannios            Purdue University
Han Gyeol Suh                 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Deep Chatterjee               University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Charlotte Wood                University of Notre Dame
John Beacom                   Ohio State University
Jay                           guest
Jack Neustadt                 Ohio State University
Matthias J. Raives            Ohio State University
Adam Kawash                   Michigan State University
Ermal Rrapaj                  University of Berkeley - University of Minnesota
Syed Uddin                    Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
Shiv K. Subedi                Ohio University
Roberta Humphreys             University of Minnesota
Kris Davidson                 University of Minnesota
Timothée Grégoire             Penn State University
Krzysztof Zbigniew Stanek     Ohio State University
Miljan Kolcic                 University of Belgrade
Shu Liu                       University of Pittsburgh
Megan Splettstoesser          University of Pittsburgh
Troy Raen                     University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Perrefort              University of Pittsburgh
Dan Milisavljevic             Purdue University
John Banovetz                 Purdue University
Spencer Griswold              University of Rochester, NY
Samalka Piyumali Anandagoda   Clemson University
Rachel Patton                 Ohio State University
Abigail Polin                 UC Berkeley
Subhash Bose                  Ohio State University
Kirby Hermansen               Michigan State University
Michael A Pajkos              Michigan State University
David Khatami                 UC Berkeley
Heyang Long                   Ohio State University
Po-Wen Chang                  Ohio State University
Kiersten Boley                Ohio State University
C. S. Kochanek                Ohio State University
Robert Morgan                 University of Wisconsin Madison
Patrick Kelly                 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Niharika Sravan               Purdue University
Terry Walker                  Ohio State University
Todd Thompson                 Ohio State University
Benjamin Buckman              Ohio State University
Xiao Fang                     University of Arizona
Caprice Phillips              Ohio State University
Alison Duck                   Ohio State University
Zidu Lin                      Arizona State University
Joshua Wood                   NASA/MSFC
Michael A Pajkos              Michigan State University
Ness Mayker                   Ohio State University
Tuguldur Sukhbold             Ohio State University
Eric Lenz       Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Donald Stevens       Ohio Wesleyan University
Laura Lopez       Ohio State University
Gabriel Vasquez       Ohio State University
Lars Bildsten            Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Jayasinghe Tharindu   Ohio State University
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