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Origins of Solar Systems
Gordon Research Conference

The Physics and Chemistry of Building Planets: Recent Advances and Future Prospects

Dates

June 28 - July 3, 2015

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
Fred J. Ciesla

Vice Chair:
Edwin A. Bergin

Meeting Description

The Gordon Conference on Origins of Solar Systems brings together a diverse group of scientists to discuss research at the frontier of understanding how planets and planetary systems form. Invited speakers from the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmochemistry, planetary science, and geochemistry will present their latest findings. Discussions will also focus on the promise of new laboratory techniques, astronomical facilities, and spacecraft missions, including ALMA, Herschel, and HST, to make transformational discoveries that will have lasting impact on the field over the next decade. Particular topics of discussion will include: what meteorites tell us about the birth environment of our Solar System and planetary building blocks, how asteroids and icy bodies record the accretion epoch of the Solar System history, new observational and theoretical constraints on gas and dust in protoplanetary and debris disk systems, and how the properties of exoplanets are determined and what they tell us about how those planets formed.

The 2015 meeting will continue the tradition of past meetings by promoting cross-disciplinary conversations, and invites all attendees to present posters on their latest work. Support for early career researchers will be available.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmSetting the Stage: The Birth Environments of Stars and Planets
Discussion Leader: Lynne Hillenbrand (California Institute of Technology, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:50 pm - 8:25 pmLee Hartmann (University of Michigan, USA)
"Formation of Protostars and Protoplanetary Disks"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pmMartin Bizzarro (Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Denmark)
"Mass Transport in the Solar Protoplanetary Disk and the Search for Primordial Molecular Cloud Material"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Chemical and Physical Evolution of Protoplanetary Disk Materials
Discussion Leader: Geoffrey Blake (California Institute of Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amEwine van Dishoeck (Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands)
"Chemistry of Volatiles: From Collapsing Clouds to Disks and Comets"
9:50 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amLarry Nittler (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
"Source Regions of Primitive Planetary Materials in the Protosolar Disk"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmIlaria Pascucci (University of Arizona, USA)
"Disk Dispersal and Planet Formation"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPebbles in Protoplanetary Disks
Discussion Leader: Andrea Isella (Rice University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmCornelis Dullemond (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
"Creating Pebbles in Protoplanetary Disks"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmHal Levison (Southwest Research Institute, USA)
"Forming Planets Through Pebble Accretion"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPlanet Migration and Its Collateral Effects
Discussion Leader: Rebekah Dawson (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amRichard Nelson (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
"Planet Migration in Evolving Gas Disks"
9:50 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amKevin Walsh (Southwest Research Institute, USA)
"Giant Planet Migration Affecting Terrestrial Planet Formation"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmFrancesca DeMeo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Asteroids as Records of Early Solar System Dynamics"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmThe Nature of Planetesimals and Their Evolution
Discussion Leader: Adrian Brearley (University of New Mexico, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmThorsten Kleine (University of Muenster, Germany)
"Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation: Meteoritic and Isotopic Constraints"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmJulie Castillo-Rogez (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
"The Evolution of Water in Planetesimals as Recorded by Meteorites and Asteroids"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmExoplanetary Systems: A Diversity of Outcomes
Discussion Leader: Eliza Kempton (Grinnell College, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amEric Ford (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Constraining Planet Formation from the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems"
9:50 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amJayne Birkby (Harvard University, USA)
"Chemical Characterization of Exoplanets: Observations and Results"
11:15 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 12:00 pmNikku Madhusudhan (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"Chemical Characterization of Exoplanets: Implications for Planet Formation"
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDebris Disks and Their Connection to Planet Formation
Discussion Leader: Aki Roberge (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmBrenda Matthews (National Research Council, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Canada)
"Formation and Evolution of Debris Disks: Improved Understanding from Surveys"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmMeredith Hughes (Wesleyan University, USA)
"Structure and Composition of Gas and Dust in Debris Disks"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Geophysics and Geochemistry of Planetary Assembly
Discussion Leader: Stephen Mojzsis (University of Colorado, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:50 amSarah Stewart (University of California, Davis, USA)
"Linking the Physics and Chemistry of Accretion: Assumptions, Assertions and Aspirations"
9:50 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:15 amTim Elliott (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
"Missing Majors: Chemical and Isotopic Evolution During Planetary Accretion"
11:15 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:10 pmRichard Carlson (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
"Consequences of the Timing of Giant Impacts for Establishing the Initial State of Planets and Moons"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOuter Solar System Record of Solar System Formation
Discussion Leader: Anita Cochran (University of Texas, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmScott Sheppard (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
"The Imprint of Solar System Formation on Small Outer Solar System Bodies"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmDavid Minton (Purdue University, USA)
"Using the Icy Satellite Cratering Records as a Tool to Understanding the Early Evolution of the Solar System"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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