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

Confirmed Speakers

Preliminary Programme (to be updated soon)

Day 1 – Formation (Monday, 10th January 2022)

09:00 Arrival and registration

10:00 Welcome address and LOC information

10:15 Talk session

11:30 Poster flash talks

11:45 Talk session

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Talk session

14:30 Poster flash talks

14:45 Breakout sessions: Formation

16:15 Plenum discussion

17:00 Poster session with Cheese & Wine

18:30 Close

19:30 Evening activity

Day 2 – Interiors (Tuesday, 11th January 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:15 Poster flash talks

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Poster session

12:30 Lunch break

14:30 Breakout sessions: Interiors

16:00 Plenum discussion

16:45 Talk session

18:30 Close

19:00 Conference dinner at Oxford college

Day 3 – Atmospheres (Wednesday, 12th January 2022)

09:00 Talk session

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Talk session

12:00 Poster session

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Breakout sessions: Atmospheres

15:30 Plenum discussion

16:15 Talk session

17:00 Close