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Extra-solar Planets

Isle of Skye, UK, 28th May - 8th June 2007

Provisional List of Lecturers and Lecture Topics

Detection and characterisation of extrasolar planetary systems

  Name   Affiliation   Topic
Andrew Collier Cameron SUPA, University of St Andrews, UK Detection methods: wide field planetary searches
Martin Dominik SUPA, University of St Andrews, UK Detection methods: cool planet detection using gravitational microlensing events
Hugh Jones University of Hertfordshire, UK 1.  Overview of detection methods
2.  Planetary detection by radial velocity searches
Maciej Konacki Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 1.  Planets around pulsars and white dwarfs
2.  Planets of binary and multiple star systems
Andrzej Maciejewski University of Zielona Gora, Poland Orbit determination for extrasolar planetary systems
Daphne Stam SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, Netherlands Modelling spectroscopic & polarimetric signatures of exo-planets.

Formation, evolution and dynamics of extrasolar planetary systems

  Name   Affiliation   Topic
Rudolf Dvorak University of Vienna, Austria Stability of terrestrial planets in extrasolar planetary systems
Sylvio Ferraz-Mello Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil The dynamics of real exoplanetary systems
Eric Ford Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, USA Dynamical evolution of planetary systems and debris disks
Jane Greaves SUPA, University of St Andrews, UK 1.  Proto-planetary disks: observing planet-forming material
2.  Debris disks: detecting planets and their environments
Massimiliano Guzzo Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy Mechanisms for the production of chaos in dynamical systems
Jim Message University of Liverpool, UK Fundamentals of perturbation theory
Ken Rice SUPA, University of Edinburgh, UK Planet formation and disk/planet interaction
Kleomenis Tsiganis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Late stages of solar system formation
Joerg Waldvogel ETH - Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland Fundamentals of regularization theory

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