15-17 Mar 2017 St Andrews (United Kingdom)


The fourth UK Exoplanet Community Meeting is taking place at the St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Science at the University of St Andrews, on the East coast of Scotland, from Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th March 2017.

This event aims to gather and consolidate the UK community working in the field of exoplanets. This is the fourth of such events, with the first meeting held in Cambridge in 2014; the second in Warwick in 2015, and the third in Exeter in 2016.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to St Andrews in March 2017! 

The meeting

The meeting will be held over 3 full days, and evening activities include a poster session complete with wine and cheese refreshments, as well as a conference dinner and ceilidh. 

Registration will open around November 2016, but accommodation in St Andrews is limited, so be sure to book early.

We hope that this meeting will be an interesting and enjoyable experience for everyone, and at the same time we would like to highlight everyone’s right to enjoy the meeting in a courteous and considerate atmosphere. Please speak to the LOC if you have any questions about this, or any part of the conference organisation.

Scientific program: The program will be split into two parts: talks and discussion sessions. 

Discussion sessions: Participants are  encouraged to submit abstracts to lead discussion sessions, each lasting for about 1.5 hours. The discussion format is free and part of the discussion proposal. Any ideas are welcome, ranging from a regular arrangement of short talks (splinter-meeting), open discussions, collaborative `hack' sessions, over guided or podium discussions, for example about general future directions, concerted grant applications or observational proposal, to hands-on experience for modelling software or data reduction. The SOC will selected about 4-6 topics, and participants will split into 4-6 subgroups. Participants will also be given opportunities to pre-select their choice of attendance, and to interact with the discussion leaders before the meeting.

The call for discussion session topics will open shortly.

Social events:
Wine & Cheese Poster session
19:00/19:30 Conference dinner & 21:00 Ceilidh


Organising committee

The conference is locally organised (LOC) by:

  • Andrew Cameron
  • Kirstin Hay
  • Christiane Helling (Co-Chair)
  • Graham Lee
  • Annelies Mortier (Co-Chair)
  • Peter Woitke (discussion sessions)

The scientific organising committee (SOC) is:

  • Christiane Helling (Chair)
  • Isabelle Baraffe
  • Beth Biller
  • Andrew Cameron
  • Don Pollaco
  • Didier Queloz

Website credits

Header credit - Joe Llama; Logo credit - Joe Llama

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