Rock, Dust and Ice: Interpreting planetary data

23- 26 March 2021, 8am to ~11:30am Pacific Time

Online Workshop

Rock, Dust and Ice:
Interpreting planetary data

Schedule & Speakers
Workshop Registrants
Logistics & Code of Conduct
Pre-Recorded Talks

News (3/16): Schedule PDF can be downloaded here.

News (3/8)
: See all invited speakers, moderators and panel members here. Final schedule will be published on March 16th.

News (3/1): 11 invited speakers and more than 230 registrants. See the list here.
How can we leverage multi-wavelength observations, radiative transfer theory and laboratory work to characterize planetary solids? This 4-day virtual workshop will bring together observers, modelers and laboratory astronomers to discuss the interpretation of observations of rocks, ices and dust on and around Solar System objects. A large variety of complementary observational techniques will be featured, via invited and contributed presentations, as well as different methods to constrain solids’ fundamental properties such as composition, porosity, thermal inertia and grain size distribution. The workshop is organized by the SOFIA Science Center, and a special emphasis will be put on mid- and far-IR data. Each daily 3.5-hour session will include ample time for moderated interdisciplinary discussions. The fourth day will be dedicated to a moderated discussion on databases, archives and public codes.

We welcome attendance from scientists at any career level, especially early career scientists. Registration is free but necessary to attend. Abstract submission is now closed.