Symposium S14  30 June - 1 July 2021

Exoplanets in the 2020s: theory, observations, and instrumentation

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Aims and scope

Recent surveys of exoplanets have revealed an amazing, and yet unexplained diversity. The key to understanding and exploiting this diversity is to study the architectures, dynamics, atmospheres, environments and evolution of these planetary systems. These exoplanets are unique laboratories that hold the potential to transform our understanding of planet formation, physics, and habitability. With the recent advances in the field of exoplanets, including the theory, observation, and instrumentation, we have new opportunities to place the Solar System and the Earth?s ecosystem in a broader context; one of the main goals of modern astrophysics. In this context, this EAS symposia aims at bringing together the European Exoplanet community interested in the field of Exoplanets, in order to review major results, and present new findings and projects. The ultimate goals of this symposia are to: - Foster exchange within the European Exoplanet community; developing the European Exoplanet community. - Bring together the diverse communities (detection and characterization, theory and observations/instrumentations). - Consolidate the EU Exoplanet community around instruments for exoplanets: CHEOPS, JWST, ELT, PLATO and Ariel. - Facilitate communication and integration of junior members within the European Exoplanet community. - Have an open discussion during a lunch session that will be on how best to prepare the EU community for JWST, ELTs and strategies for future instruments to develop a sense of pan-European Exoplanet community and foster discussions and collaborations.


  • Detection and statistics of Exoplanets
  • Planet formation, dynamics and architecture of planetary systems
  • Exoplanet atmospheres and interiors
  • The impact of stars in exoplanets
  • Instrumentation

Invited speakers

  • Vincent Bourrier (University of Geneva)
  • Magali Deleuil (University of Marseille)
  • Caroline Dorn (University of Zurich)
  • Carole Haswell (The Open University)
  • Kate Isaak (European Space Agency)
  • Anne-Marie Lagrange (University of Grenoble)
  • Lorenzo Pino (INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri)
  • Sascha P. Quanz (ETH Zurich)
  • Sean N. Raymond (University of Bordeaux)
  • Stéphane Udry (University of Geneva)
  • Vincent Van Eylen (University College London)
  • Olivia Venot (Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques)

Scientific organisers

Jean-Michel Désert (Amsterdam, NL) co-chair and Yamila Miguel (Leiden, NL) co-chair --- Jayne Birkby (Oxford, UK), David Ehrenreich (Geneva, Switzerland), Ravit Helled (Zurich, Switzerland), Sasha Hinkley (Exeter, UK), Vivien Parmentier (Oxford, UK), Heike Rauer (Berlin, Germany), Ignas Snellen (Leiden, NL), Aline Vidotto (Dublin, Ireland), Hannah Wakeford (Bristol, UK)


J.M.L.B.Desert @, ymiguel @

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