At the occasion of the 30th anniversary of SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Symposium IAUS 331 “SN 1987A, 30 years later”

Where? Le Village de Corail, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, La Réunion Island

When? February 20-24, 2017

aims at making the link between the stellar progenitors and the multi-wavelength/multi-messenger manifestation of core-collapse Supernovae (cc-SNe) and their remnants (SNRs) in terms of extreme sources of high-energy particles and nuclei.


By bringing together theorists, observers and instrumentalists from diverse geographical regions and fields of expertise, making focus on the best studied case, the Symposium will span a broad spectrum of important, interconnected, topics within this rapidly evolving research field of cc-SNe and SNRs. Its main objectives are to:

  1. gather and promote our accumulating knowledge in this rich domain,
  2. shed light on the above-mentioned open questions through an interdisciplinary approach,
  3. pave the way for the exploitation of future (post-2018) multi-wavelength and multi-messenger facilities,
  4. promote astronomy through school and public lectures, exhibitions, and stargazing sessions at Les Makes Observatory in La Réunion.

We invite contributions on the following topics:

  • Latest evolutionary stages of massive stars as cc-SN progenitors
  • cc-SNe as stellar explosive outcomes
  • cc-SN explosion mechanisms
  • cc-SN remnants and impacts
  • Particle acceleration & Origin of cosmic rays
  • SN 1987A, 30 years later
  • Non-thermal multi-wavelength/multi-messenger data on SNe and SNRs

The most important dates and deadlines for the IAUS 331 Symposium are:

  • August 1st 2016: Early-bird Registration (250 EUR), Abstract Submission & Request for IAU Financial Support open.
  • November 1st 2016: Early-bird Registration, Abstract Submission & Request for IAU Grant Applications close.
  • December 20th 2016: Late Registration (300 EUR) close.
  • February 20th 2016: Symposium starts.
  • September 2017: Publication of the IAU Symposium proceedings by Cambridge University Press

The IAUS 331 Symposium is supported by the following institutions:

International Astronomical Union IAU

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS

University of Montpellier UM

Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier LUPM

Observatoire de Recherche Méditerranéen de l’Environnement OSU-OREME

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If you have any question concerning the Symposium, please contact the SOC co-chairs at iaus331@lupm.univ-montp2.fr. We look forward to welcoming you in La Réunion Island!