Piecing Together the Complete Puzzle of Planet Populations

November 9-12, 2020

Virtual Online Meeting

Hosted by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, IPAC/Caltech

July 6 Update: This conference will be a fully virtual meeting with more details and logistcs published in ~September.

The exoplanet field has transitioned rapidly from discovery to characterization. As the numbers of known exoplanets grows, our ability to discern and understand the underlying populations and planets that produce the observed distributions we see also grows. This conference will bring together community members working both theoretically and observationally on understanding exoplanet demographics.

Conference Themes:
  • What are the current limitations on our ability to discern the true underlying planet population from the observed distribution?
  • What can the size and/or mass distribution of exoplanets teach us about the dominant planet formation, migration, and evolution pathways?
  • What properties of stars affect the types of planets that form, and how can we use the properties of stars to study planet formation?
  • What can we learn from planetary systems or disks around stellar remnants and substellar objects?
  • How will upcoming missions advance our understanding of exoplanet demographics?

Agenda (updated September 1)
Poster Presentations
Participants (392)
Link to Register

Abstract submission is now closed.

Selection criteria: The SOC is committed to building an inclusive conference agenda, and is looking for ways to facilitate vibrant, thoughtful, and respectful discussions between all participants. Submissions are widely solicited and encouraged. Abstracts were anonymously ranked in three career stage categories (student, postdoc, and staff) using three criteria: originality of the work, relevance to the conference themes, and results.

Three types of presentations were selected:

  • Review Talks: 30 minute presentations that are intended to address one or more of the conference themes listed above. The review talks will provide the framework for the conference agenda, and therefore the submission deadline for review talks is May 8 and speakers can expect to be notified by May 22 about the outcome.
  • Contributed Talks: 15 minute presentations. We hope to accommodate as many requests as possible.
  • Poster Presentations: Poster presenters will have the opportunity to present a 1 minute poster POP during the conference. There will also be dedicated poster sessions. Each poster will have a 4' x 4' (1.2 m x 1.2 m) area for display.
Important Dates
  • March 18: Registration & abstract Submission page available
  • May 8: deadline to submit abstracts for Review talks
  • May 22: notification to submitters of Review Talks
  • July 9: deadline for abstracts for Contributed Talks and Posters
  • late August: conference agenda published
  • October 23: deadline to register
  • November 9-12: Exoplanet Demographics conference

Scientific Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee

Jessie Christiansen, Chair (Caltech/NExScI)

Ashley Baker (Caltech)

Andrew Howard (Caltech)

Wendy Burt (Caltech/IPAC)

Eric Mamajek (JPL)

Ellen O'Leary (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Eric Nielsen (Stanford)

Sean Raymond (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux)

James Owen (Imperial College)

Johanna Teske (Carnegie Observatories)

Jennifer Yee (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard-Smithsonian)

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(last updated September 24th, 2020 09:05:29)