An international colloquium

Detection and dynamics of transiting exoplanets

Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France, 23 - 27 August 2010 

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Conference rationale

Final science program  (as of August 17th, 2010, with abstracts booklet)

Second annoucement  (16th february 2010)

First announcement  (30th  november 2009)

Colloquium poster : low and high (printable) definition

Important dates and deadlines

Participants (as of August 2nd, 2010)

Travel and accomodation - hotels, lunch & dinner  (updated!)

Social events (updated!)

SOC, LOC, contact, sponsors

Conference rationale

In the decade since the first detection of an exoplanetary transit, more than 60 transiting exoplanets have been discovered and characterized, using both ground-based and space-based observations.  A few systems including a transiting planet have also been discovered, providing precise data that can be used for dynamical modelling and for investigating the processes of planet formation and migration. Observations of transits provide not only fundamental parameters of the planet, but also the relative inclination between the orbit and the stellar rotation axis, which offers additional constraints on formation and migration scenarios. The Colloquium "Detection and dynamics of transiting exoplanets" is intended to review all the observed characteristics of transiting systems, and all theoretical works related to the measured properties.

Main topics of this colloquium include:
- masses and radii of transiting planets
- internal structure modelling
- observed inclination and eccentricity of transiting systems
- dynamics of systems, links from observations to theory
- formation and migration scenarios
- observations and modelling of transit timing variations
- star-planet interactions in transiting systems: tides, irradiation
- future observational projects

Important dates and deadlines

1st May 2010:   end of registration
31st March 2010:   travel grant submission
1st June 2010:   abstract submission
23 – 27 August 2010:   colloquium
December 2010:   publication of the proceedings

G. Bakos, F. Bouchy, A. Cameron, A. Correia, S. Ferraz-Melo, G. Hébrard, J. Laskar, D. Latham, G. Laughlin, C. Moutou (chair), S. Udry (co-chair), J. Winn 

L. Arnold, F. Bouchy (chair), N. Bressand, R. Diaz, A.M. Galliano, A. Laloge (secretary), A. Santerne



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