September 4-8, 2006, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
*****Sessions will start on Tuesday 5th******
Core collapse supernovae and many gamma-ray bursts explode in
a medium which was structured by the
massive and energetic pre-supernova outflows of their predecessors,
e.g., Wolf-Rayet stars or Red Supergiants.
How does the late stellar evolution affect the circumstellar
How is matter expelled in the explosion interacting with
this circumstellar matter? And how does this affect the observable
remnant or afterglow evolution?
These questions are not yet well explored, but trigger an increasing
interest in the community.
This meeting brings together experts on stellar evolution,
circumstellar medium, young supernova remnants, and gamma-ray
to foster productive communication amongst the theorists and observers
in these fields.
1) SN/GRB progenitors and their CSM
2) Effets of binarity, binary progenitors, SNe Ib/Ic, SN1987a, ...
3) SN Ejecta and their interaction with the CSM
4) Cas A and young SNRs
5) Gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows
6) High redshift / low metallicity , Pop III & pair instability
GRB hosts/environments, SN/GRB rates
The contributions to the meeting will be printed in the
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Serie de Conferenias.
Scientific Organizing Committee:
N. Brickhouse, A. J. Castro-Tirado, R. Chevalier, Y.-H. Chu , D. Cox,
J. Franco, C. Fransson, G. Garcia-Segura, U. Hwang, N. Langer,
E. Ramirez-Ruiz, M. Rupen, R. Terlevich, J. Vink
Local Organizing Committee:
G. Garcia-Segura, J. A. Lopez, M. Rozas, G. Tovmasian, L. Hernandez
e-mail: Guillermo Garcia-Segura firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available soon
Confirmed Invited Speakers
N. Langer "SN/GRB progenitors"
S.-C. Yoon "pre-GRB evolution of massive stars"
A.-J. van Marle "Models for the CSM of long Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor
Y.-H. Chu "CSM around late stages of stellar evolution"
R. Humphreys "The Circumstellar Environments of the Cool Hypergiants:
Implications for the Mass Loss Mechanism"
Estela Reynoso "Radio observations of SNR environments"
P. Podsiadlowski "Binary progenitors "
M. Corcoran "Eta Car X-rays"
R. A. Chevalier "Circumstellar interaction around Type Ib/c
supernovae and the GRB connection"
C. Fransson: "CS interaction for Type II SNe"
V. Dwarkadas "SN interaction with stellar winds and bubbles."
S. Immler "CSM Environments of Supernovae"
J. Hoffman "Polarized Line Profiles as Diagnostics of
Circumstellar Geometry in Type IIn Supernovae"
S. Van Dyk "circumstellar environments of core-collapse supernovae"
A. Soderberg "Type Ib/c radio observations"
R. Fesen "Cas A/optical observations"
J. Rho "Cas A/infrared observations"
J. Vink "Cas A/44Ti, hard X ray emission"
B. Perez "Progenitor Stars and CSM of SNe in the
Range 23-33 Mo and Their Relation with SNR Cas A"
S. Park "Xray observations of SNR with CSM interaction(G292, 1987A)"
J. Granot " Theory of Afterglows"
M. A. Aloy "Relativistic jets in GRBs"
E. Ramirez-Ruiz "GRB remnants"
A. J. Castro-Tirado "Prompt emission"
P. Natarajan "High-z redshift GRBs"
T. Abel "Pop III stars"
M. DellaValle "The SN-long duration GRB connection"
The registration will start on Monday the 4th of September at 18:00 at
the Conference Hotel and will continue on Tuesday the 5th of September
from 9:00 at the conference room.
Use cash for the registration fee. The fee is not defined yet.
Two Hotels side by side have been allocated for the Conference.
The main Hotel (headquaters) of the conference is Hotel Mision Santa Isabel.
Centrally located on Blvd. Costero & Castillo, the hotel is hard to
miss, just before the bridge on Boulevard Costero. See below for
driving instructions and a
The second one is Hotel Cortez.
Check in will start on Monday 4th at 1:00 PM at the front desk.
The cost of the room at Hotel Mision Santa Isabel will be 49 USD/room/day.
The rooms at Hotel Cortez are more expensive (not available yet).
Monday 4th: Reception
There will be a wellcome reception on Monday the 4th of September
at 20:00 in the Conference Hotel Mision Santa Isabel.
Wednesday 6th: Restaurant "623"
Informal dinner and wine tasting from local wineries (8:00 PM)
Thursday 7th: Conference dinner
Saturday 9th: Tour to the wineries at
Known as the "Cinderella of the Pacific," Ensenada is located 60 miles
south of the international border, a 90-minute drive from San Diego.
A warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and accessibility by land
and sea have made Ensenada a favorite tourist destination for decades.
Nestled on the shore of Bahia de Todos Santos, it is Mexico's second most
visited port-of-call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats. The modern
toll highway (Mexico 1-D) curving along the coastline from Tijuana to
Ensenada is noted for its breathtaking ocean vistas and viewpoint rest
The third largest city in the State of Baja California, Ensenada is
renowned for its fishing, seafood, canning and winemaking industries as
well as its excellent restaurants, wide variety of accommodations, and
ample array of shops featuring everything from Indian crafts to Mexican
arts and European imports. More than 90 percent of Mexico's wines
are produced in Ensenada and its surrounding regions. The climate, warm
summers and mild winters, sunny days and cool nights makes it the
perfect setting to produce wine. The internationally recognized wine
makers produce a number of different types and styles of wines.
You can use either USD or Mexican Pesos (1 USD= 10.5 pesos) in your trip.
Dollars are acepted in all the services, bussines, restaurants ...etc.
Do not bring EUROs.
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. However, since Tijuana and
Ensenada is a turistic area, English is spoken quite well.
You must flight either to San Diego or to Tijuana.
Ensenada is 60 miles south from the US/Mexican border (Tijuana),
80 miles south from downtown San Diego. You can reach Ensenada by car
or bus along the spectacular scenic toll highway from Tijuana .
Rental car companies at San Diego airport provide insurances for Baja.
Coming from San Diego, you do not need to check at Inmigration/Custom.
Map is available here.
From SAN DIEGO by Car
Just following I-5 South you arrive directly to the border.
At the border crossing from San Ysidro, California into Tijuana,
Baja California, Mexico, only a small percentage of vehicles are stopped
and their passengers queried. You'll drive over a sensor and a light will
illuminate in front of you indicating either a green 'PASE' (pass on) or
a red 'REVISION' which triggers a bell. (You will then be directed into an
inspection area. )
After crossing the border into Mexico, follow the signs for
ROSARITO-ENSENADA SCENIC ROAD. The road is well marked with signs
within a one mile stretch. Continue to follow the signs for
ROSARITO-ENSENADA SCENIC ROAD and ENSENADA CUOTA. The Ensenada Cuota is a
toll highway beginning at Playas de Tijuana and ending at the village or
San Miguel, just north of Ensenada. There are three toll booths. You may
pay in either US or Mexican currency but not a combination of the two.
The tolls are about 2.40 USD (26 pesos) per toll booth.
After passing the third and final toll booth continue through the village
of El Sauzal. On the south side of El Sauzal, just crossing the University
campus, a fork in the road indicates
Ensenada Centro to the right and Ensenada Oriente/San Quintin to the left.
Turn right at the fork in the direction of Ensenada Centro, always drive
close to the ocean.
Arriving to the harbour, at the stoplight (there is a PEMEX gas station
in front) you will see the Bulevard Costero, a nice street with palm trees
in the middle. Just follow this street/boulevard. You will pass a
Mac Donald (on the left side), Hotel Bahia (on the left side), and
after two more blocks, you will see the conference hotel Mision Santa
Isabel (on the left side), just before the bridge
From SAN DIEGO or TIJUANA by Bus
If you reach San Diego, you must first get to the Tijuana border. There are
two convenient options to go from the San Diego airport to the border
A) Take a taxi directly to the border (around 50.00 USD).
B) Take a taxi or a city bus from the San Diego Airport
to the nearest trolley stop. The staff at the airport information desks
can show you where to catch buses, taxis and trollies.
Purchase a trolley ticket to the border. The trip to the border by
trolley is about 40 minutes. (approx. 2. USD)
Arriving to the border, walk through the steel turnstiles at the border
to enter directly into Mexico. Behind the taxi stand, to the right
and next to a pharmacy you will see a small bus terminal (about 200 meters).Buses leave for Ensenada about every 30 minutes.
Purchase a one-way ticket to Ensenada on the ABC (Autotransportes de
Baja California) bus line. (approx. 14.00 USD).
You will arrive at the main Ensenada bus terminal located at Avenida
Riveroll and Calle 11 (11th St.) in about 1.5 hours. Walking out of the
terminal you can hire one of the taxis located in front of the terminal
to Hotel Mision Santa Isabel (approx. 4.00 USD).
If you reach Tijuana International Airport, there is a regular bus
service ABC (Autotransportes de Baja California) to Ensenada (approx.
From SAN DIEGO or TIJUANA by Taxi
There is another quick option which is to go by taxi from
San Diego Airport to the border (around 50.00 USD), and
then by taxi from the border to Ensenada directly (around 80.00 USD).
This is a good option if you share the taxi with someone else from the
meeting. Check the participant e-mail list.
If you reach Tijuana International Airport, also taxis can drive you
directly to Ensenada for around 80.00 USD.