The goal of this mini-workshop is to discuss recent developments and issues related to massive stars, core-collapse supernovae, and the associated nucleosynthesis of elements. They play fundamental roles in the evolution of early galaxies and serve as one of the primary targets in the era of multi-messenger astronomy through the electromagnetic, neutrino, and gravitational wave emissions. As we hope that new ideas, directions, and potential collaborations may be identified through the discussions during the mini-workshop, we plan to have just roughly 6 talks within two days. Each talk can cover one specific topic for ~ 50-60 minutes, plus in addition, 30-40 minutes time for rather informal but in-depth discussions.


Registration Starting Date: January 15, 2019
Registration Ending Date: March 07, 2019

There will be no registration fee for the workshop. The number of particapants are limited to 30-50, depending on the actual budget and space limit. You are welcome to submit a talk title on registration. Please register as soon as possible to receive full consideration.

You can also request the booking for a guest room inside the campus of Academia Sinica. As the number of rooms are limited, priority will be given for earlier registrants. Finalcial support for shared double-room, for local participants (postdocs and students), may be availble on request.


The mini-workshop will address the following topics:

  • massive star evolution and their nucleosynthesis
  • central engine, neutrinos, nucleosynthesis, and gravitational waves of CCSNe
  • metal enrichment of CCSNe and metal-poor star observations
  • various exotic & super-luminous SNe

Venue & Accommodation

Meeting location: Rm. P7F, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica No.128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City

Accommodation: Center for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica No.128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City

Travel Guide: How to get to Academia Sinica & maps of the AS guest house (Center for Academic Activities)


April 8th, 2019

9:00 - 10:00 Sign-up/Coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Introduction
10:10 - 11:50 Constraining massive star evolution with stripped-envelope supernovae (S.-C. Yoon) + Discussion 1
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Synthesis of Heavy Elements in Early Massive Stars (P. Banerjee) + Discussion 2
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break and poster session
15:30 - 17:00 Multi-messenger signals from core-collapse supernovae (K.-C. Pan) + Discussion 3
18:00 - Banquet

April 9th, 2019

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee
10:00 - 11:40 Evolution from supernovae to their supernova remnants: 3D numerical modeling for the case of SN 1987A (M. Ono) + Discussion 4
11:40 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Physics of the superluminous supernovae (K.-J. Chen) + Discussion 5
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
15:30 - 17:00 Supernova neutrinos and nucleosynthesis (M.-R. Wu) + Discussion 6

Invited Speakers

  • Projjwal Banerjee, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Sung-Chul Yoon, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Masaomi Ono, RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program, Japan

Local Organizing Committee

  • Ke-Jung Chen, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophyuscs, Academina Sinica, Taiwan
  • Kuo-Chuan Pan, Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Meng-Ru Wu, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

List of Participants

Name Institution
Projjwal Banerjee SJTU
Tzu-Hsiang Chao ASIAA/NTU
Ken Chen ASIAA
Manu George ASIoP
Hiroyuki Horashita ASIAA
Ruolan Jin NTHU
Hye-Eun Jang Seoul National U.
Kao-Jui Kuan NTHU
Chia-Hui Lin NTU
Jerry Lin NTHU
Kin-Wang Ng ASIoP
Masaomi Ono RIKEN
Kuo-Chuan Pan NTHU
Alessandro Parisi Tamkang U.
Raymundo Ramos AS
Bilal Ramzan NCU
Shiau-Jie Rau NTHU
Hsi-Yu Schive NTU
Allan Sung NTU/ASIoP
Huitzu Tu ASIoP
Tse-Chun Wang SYSU, GuangZhou
Meng-Ru Wu ASIoP
Sung-Chul Yoon Seoul National U.

Code of Conduct

The orginizers are committed to making this mini-workshop productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, age, or religion. Harassment of participants will not be tolerated in any form.