5 April 2017

AAS 230 Meeting-in-a-Meeting: Inner Solar Systems

One of the great things about the AAS summer meetings is the opportunity to attend member-organized Meeting-in-a-Meeting (MiM) “mini-conferences.” Join us at the upcoming meeting in Austin for the Inner Solar Systems MiM.

This MiM will focus on hot Jupiters and closely packed super-Earths orbiting puzzlingly close to their host stars. Despite exquisite observations of individual worlds, statistical analyses of the growing collection of objects, and extensive simulations of their formation and evolution, the origins of inner solar systems remain unresolved. The four MiM panel-based sessions below will bring together more than a dozen experts from different perspectives to address outstanding questions where there is a tension between observations and theory or different models or interpretations.

Monday, 5 June
  • 10:00–11:30 am — Planet Compositions as Tracers of Formation Location
  • 2:00–3:30 pm - Super-Earth Orbital Properties: Nature vs. Nurture
Tuesday, 6 June
  • 10:00–11:30 am — Origins of Hot and Warm Jupiters
  • 2:00–3:30 pm — Connecting Inner Solar Systems to Outer Solar Systems

You can view the abstracts for each session in the online meeting program. Hope to see you there!