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OBSERVING PLANETARY SYSTEMS II
An ESO Workshop

Santiago de Chile, March 5-8, 2012


Workshop
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Goal of this workshop

This workshop will bring together both communities of solar system and extra-planetary systems scientists to discuss, mostly from an observational standpoint, our understanding of the formation of our solar system and its early chemistry, and how it fits with recent observations and current knowledge of the formation of planetary systems at large. Emphasis will be made on the capabilities provided by ALMA and the next generation of Adaptive Optics Planet Finders (e.g. SPHERE) to search for, and characterize, young planetary systems.

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Workshop format

We are planning to hold a moderate-size meeting (~100 people) stretching over 4 days. The meeting will be made of 4 sessions covering both the solar system (SS) and extra-solar system (ESS) perspectives. Each session will start with invited talks (SS+ESS), followed by some shorter contributed presentations. A space will be available for displaying posters. Advanced astronomy graduate students will be welcome to attend the workshop. Limited amount of funding support might be available upon request.

We have identified the following sessions and topics to address during the 4-day workshop:
  • Session 1: Planetary disks and the first My of planetary formation:
    "The early solar system composition, meteorites and formation of early planetesimals, accretion time scales, zodiacal dust and formation of Oort cloud and Kuiper belt."
    versus
    "Multi-wavelength observations and modeling of the formation and evolution of planetary disks. Disk composition and gas/dust properties, disk morphology, rings, gaps, planetary signatures, debris disks."
  • Session 2: Nature and dynamics of planetary bodies:
    "Shaping-up our solar system: Planetary migration, early solar-system dynamics, inventory of small icy solar system bodies and role of water in planetary evolution."
    versus
    "Observations of extra-solar systems by mean of RV, transit, microlensing, direct-imaging, nature and dynamics of exoplanets and the role of stellar environment on exoplanet formation."
  • Session 3: Planetary atmospheres and biomarkers:
    "Biomarkers and possible niches of life throughout the solar system."
    versus
    "Atmosphere and internal structure of extra-solar planets. Observations and modeling."
  • Session 4: Future prospects for direct-imaging of exoplanets and role of planet-finders for planetary studies at large, with a special emphasis towards ESO-SPHERE for the VLT.
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Place and Date(s)

This 4-day meeting will be held in Chile, at the ESO-Chile headquarters in Santiago on March 5-8, 2012. Our conference room will be able to hold a capacity of about 100 people.

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Invited Speakers

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Organizing Committee

  • Christophe Dumas (ESO-Chile)
  • Michael Sterzik (ESO-Chile)
  • Claudio Melo (ESO-Chile)
  • Ralf Siebenmorgen (ESO-Garching)
  • David Mouillet (Observatoire Grenoble - France)
  • Members of the ESO-Chile Planetary Sciences Group
  • María Eugenia Gómez (ESO-Chile) (logistic)

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Announcements

    Work in progres ...

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Registration and Fees

    Information to be provided later ...

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Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by ESO


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