IAU Symposium 276 - The Astrophysics of Planetary Systems: Formation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution
Start date: 12 Oct 2010
Address: Conference Center Torino Incontra, via Nino Costa 8, Torino, Italy
- July 15th - Second Announcement
- July 31st - Abstract Submission (oral)
- August 31st - Abstract Submission (poster)
- Late August - Final Announcement
- Early September - registration closed
- Late September - Scientific Program online
- October 11th - Symposium starts
More than 450 planets are now known to orbit main-sequence stars in the neighborhood of our Sun, discovered using a variety of detection and characterization techniques. Fifteen years after the first announcement, the formation and evolution of planetary systems is now emerging as a new, quickly expanding interdisciplinary research field.
The Symposium will bring together leading experts from the many different
research disciplines involved with two broad aims:
- To present the state-of-the-art of the field of extrasolar planets, through an organic discussion of the observational evidence in connection with the most recent theoretical progress.
- To identify objectives and strategies necessary in the coming years to advance our comprehension of the many complex processes which connect the formation, structure, and evolution of planetary systems.