Putting our Solar System in Context: Origin, Dynamical and Physical Evolution of Multiple Planet Systems
Multiple-planet systems around other stars are excellent laboratories to search for fossil evidence of formation and dynamical evolution mechanisms of planetary systems.
This conference will aim at reaching two overarching goals:
First, it will strive to create a global picture of the origin, dynamical and physical evolution of multiple-planet systems, as well as of extrasolar planets orbiting stars in multiple stellar systems, by comparing the latest observational findings with new theoretical developments in the field.
Second, and perhaps more important, would be the further integration of Solar-system science into the astronomy of exoplanets. To date, exoplanet research has been driven by astronomers, while planetary scientists have by and large focused almost exclusively on our Solar System. However, the expertise in planetary science is vast, and merging such knowledge with the new discoveries outside the Solar System would greatly enrich both.