Supernova Workshop Information

Supernova Workshop Information

September 11-12, 1998

Meeting Schedule
Here is the agenda. We will have talks in the morning and early afternoon, followed by discussion sessions. The discussion sessions will be organized into three parallel groups, charged to work on issues corresponding to the three main aims of the workshop: There will be short afternoon discussion sessions on the first day of the workshop, followed by short reports from each sub-group to the plenary group. There will be longer discussion sessions on Saturday. The workshop will end with a plenary session to give summaries of the final conclusions of each discussion group.

Here are more details on the topics for discussion.

To register for the meeting, please fill out the following registration form and send it to

There will be a small registration fee (~$40, payable upon arrival) to cover the cost of photocopying and coffee breaks.

Here is the list of people who have registered so far.

Meeting Location
The meeting will be held in the Boston University Physics Research Building, 3 Cummington St., Boston. This is near the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Blandford St., near Kenmore Square.
We have reserved blocks of rooms at special group rates at two nearby hotels, The Buckminster (very nearby) and the Brookline Holiday Inn (a bit farther away but a nicer hotel than The Buckminster). There are some other hotels in the vicinity which would not accept block reservations for the time period: these are the Kenmore Howard Johnson (just across the street) and The Eliot (fairly close, and very nice but more expensive); however they may still have individual rooms available if you reserve soon. These two hotels told me that they would not accept a BU rate for individual rooms, but it might be worth asking anyway when you reserve.

You can make your hotel reservation yourself or we will do it for you.

The Buckminster
645 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
617-236-1383, 1-800-727-2825
2 minute walk to BU Physics

10 block-reserved rooms 
under "BU Supernova Conference Group #20163"
for September 10-12.
You must reserve by August 10.
Single: $109 (1 Queen bed), Suite $149 (2 Queen beds) + tax


Holiday Inn Brookline
1200 Beacon St, Brookline
20 minute walk to BU Physics

8 block-reserved rooms under "BU Supernova Workshop"
for September 10-11. 
Single or double $189 + tax
You must reserve by August 17.
(Note dates!  Rooms for the night of the 12th 
may still be available, but at a higher rate.)


Kenmore Howard Johnson
575 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
1 minute walk from BU Physics

Individual rooms available, approx. $125/night


The Eliot
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
617-267-1607, 1-800-443-5468
10 minute walk to BU Physics

Individual rooms available, approx. $250/night

Here is some additional hotel information.

Here are some directions to the department, Also, here are some more specific directions from the hotels to the meeting.
Parking Information
Parking is quite scarce in this downtown area, especially on weekdays. Daytime parking permits for a nearby BU garage are available for $6/day; please let us know in advance if you will need these. You can pick the permits up at registration, or earlier if you let us know ahead of time. If you need overnight parking, please check with your hotel. For short term parking, there are some metered parking spaces on Blandford and Cummington Streets and other nearby streets.
Group Dinner
We have made reservations for a group dinner at the The Union Oyster House, the oldest eating establishment in the US, for Saturday September 12 at 7:30 pm. Companions are welcome. If you are interested, please sign up when you arrive. (Please note: the cost of dinner won't be included in the registration fee.)
Other Information