Programme

Interactive and dynamic meeting

The Rocky Worlds conferences emphasise dynamic interactions between participants. Invited and contributed talks will take about half of each day, with the rest assigned to group discussions surrounding themes that are organised by the participants themselves. This way the workshops naturally reflect the diversity of topics and themes of interests of the participants and evolve together with the field.

Further details surrounding the Rocky Worlds II organisation will be announced closer to the workshop date. If you want to stay up-to-date with the workshop please register for our email list at Registration.

Breakout discussion sessions

Each afternoon the workshop will split into discussion groups surrounding topics that are aligned with the day's main theme (formation/interiors/atmospheres). Topical discussion groups are led by workshop participants and can be pitched during registration. In order to create a lively experience please suggest discussion topics that you want to see covered during the conference.

Topical discussion groups at Rocky Worlds I (example ideas)

  • Insights into exoplanet compositions from the Solar System, exoplanet atmospheres, and host star abundances

  • Planetary Volcanism, linking interiors to atmospheres

  • Tidal heating in the solar system and elsewhere

  • Bridging the gap from planet formation to rocky exoplanet evolution

  • Multi-parameter Approach to Habitability

  • Strengthening collaborations across the epochs of planetary system evolution

  • Formation and properties of the first planetesimals

  • Cloud Microphysics in Exoplanet Atmospheres

  • Exploring degeneracies in atmospheric retrieval techniques

  • Atmospheric Features as "Golden Spikes" for Exoplanetary Eons

Invited Speakers

The track-and-trace of planetary building blocks in an evolving Solar System

Masahiro Ikoma (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Volatile accumulation, partition, and loss for rocky planets

Ion chemistry in exoplanetary atmospheres: new probe for habitability?

Towards the direct detection of rocky exoplanets

The solid mantle water storage capacities and divergent fates of water on Earth and Mars

Interiors of super-Earths and Neptune-like planets

Preliminary Programme Outline

Day 1 (Monday, 4 July 2022)

12:00 Arrival and registration

13:00 Welcome address and LOC information

13:30 Talk session

15:00 Poster flash talks

15:15 Poster session

16:15 Talk session

17:00 Cheese & Wine

18:00 Close & Evening activity

Day 2 – Formation (Tuesday, 5 July 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:15 Poster flash talks

10:30 Poster session

11:30 Talk session

12:30 Lunch break

14:30 Breakout sessions

17:00 Plenum discussion

17:30 Close

19:00 Conference dinner at Somerville college

Day 3 – Atmospheres (Wednesday, 6 July 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:15 Poster flash talks

10:30 Poster session

11:30 Talk session

12:30 Lunch break

14:30 Breakout sessions

17:00 Plenum discussion & Evening activity

17:30 Close & Evening activity

Day 4 Interiors (Thursday, 7 July 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:15 Poster flash talks

10:30 Poster session

11:30 Talk session

12:30 Lunch break

14:30 Breakout sessions

17:00 Plenum discussion

17:30 Close & Evening activity

Day 5 (Friday, 8 July 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:15 Coffee break + poster session

10:45 Plenum discussion

12:30 Lunch / Close