Gamma-ray bursts and supernovae: from the central engines to the observer

A Ψ2 scientific program of the Paris-Saclay University
held at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (building 209-F) - June 25-July 20, 2018

Gamma-ray bursts and supernovae: from the central engines to the observer

A four-week scientific program on extreme explosive events (such as gamma-ray bursts, compact object mergers, core-collapse supernovae) to be held at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale and sponsored by the Ψ2 initiative of the Paris-Saclay University.

In this Ψ2 program we aim to bring together and foster interactions between several communities (core collapse supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, neutron star mergers and magnetars). For this purpose, we will avoid dividing the workshop according to different astrophysical objects and we will rather favor an organization around transverse topics common to several communities.

As part of this Ψ2 program, a two-days workshop dedicated to core-collapse supernova neutrino detection will take place at IPNO on 4-5 July, with the financial support of the UnivEarthS Labex program at Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Topics explored

  • Multi-central engines: neutrino driven core-collapse SNe, collapsar, magnetar, neutron star merger
  • Multi-messenger: gravitational waves, neutrinos, cosmic rays
  • Multi-wavelength electromagnetic emission: observations and modelling
  • Nucleosynthesis, population synthesis, progenitors, SNe and GRB as a tool


A total of around 40 invited participants are expected to attend the program thanks to funds allocated by the Ψ2 initiative. Twenty scientists from the Paris area will also be involved in the activities of the program.


Each participant is provided with a desk in one of the 7 offices adjacent to a lounge and a seminar room. The program favours open collaboration time and discussions, with only 2 to 3 talks per day.