STARPLANET2019

Ringberg Conference on Star-Planet connection


organized by the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy


(Registration is closed now)


This Ringberg conference will bring together the experts on atmospheres of stars and exoplanets and diagnostic spectroscopy of these systems. This is extremely timely and important in 2018+, as the astronomy community is, on the one hand, assembling huge datasets of stellar spectra across and beyond the Milky Way, enabling unprecendeted high-precision characterisation of stellar systems. On the other hand, recent advances in discovery and spectroscopy of exoplanets are revolutionising our understanding of planet formation and evolution scenarios. Exoplanet surveys like Kepler have discovered a surprising variation of exoplanets: from highly inflated hot Jupiters to Mini-Neptures and Super-Earths to potentially habitable planets around red stars that are much more active than the Sun and thus pose new challenges for the habitability of their planets. It has been realised that to make a critical step forward, fully utilisung new technologies and instrumentation (such as JWST, Sphere at the VLT, E-ELT), combined efforts from both communities (stars and planets) are necessary, in which a star-planet system can no longer be viewed independently, but must be modelled in a consistent framework. The workshop will begin an intense discussion between the two communities and open numerous new perspectives, from the knowledge transfer on radiative transfer and hydrodynamics simulations, to developing new methods of quantitative spectroscopy and pattern recognition in spectra of stars and exoplanets.

LOC


Maria Bergemann
Bertram Bitsch
Ludmila Carone
Andrew Gallagher
Mikhail Kovalev
Karan Molaverdikhani
Dmitry Semenov

SOC

France Allard
Martin Asplund
Maria Bergemann (co-chair)
Bertram Bitsch
Ludmila Carone (co-chair)
Nuno Santos
Theresa Lüftinger
Nikku Madhusudhan
Åke Nordlund

Review Speakers

To be confirmed

Participants

To be invited and the entire LOC:
Maria Bergemann
Bertram Bitsch
Ludmila Carone
Andrew Gallagher
Mikhail Kovalev
Karan Molaverdikhani
Dmitry Semenov

Venue


The Castle:

  • "Schloss Ringberg, overlooking the Tegernsee in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, is a monument commemorating the idiosyncrasy, originality, and remarkable single-mindedness of two men: Duke Luitpold in Bavaria (Herzog Luitpold in Bayern), a member of the Wittelsbach family who ruled Bavaria over 800 years, and his friend, the alround artist, architect and interior decorator, Friedrich Attenhuber." To see more please access the official website of the Ringberg Castle: http://www.schloss-ringberg.de/home
  • In order to help you easely find your way to the Ringberg Castle we prepared a PDF file with the information you might need: Guide to Ringberg

Schedule

    Sessions:


      – Stellar Observations (activity, magnetic fields, abundances)


      – Stellar atmospheres and radiative transfer (MHD, Non-LTE)


      – Tidal forces, magnetic fields, atmosphere erosion and habitability


      – Planet atmosphere composition and radiative transfer


      – Synergies in the star-planet framework


    The conference will begin after lunch on Monday the 24th, and will end at noon on Friday the 28th of June.


    PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Talk Slides

  • PDF files of the talks will be available after the conference.