Symposium S8  29-30 June 2022

Exoplanets in the 2020s

News: The SOC has graded 105+2 abstracts for contributed talks and 23 abstracts for ePosters. Eventually, there will be 12 contributed talks. The rest of abstracts have been accepted as ePosters. The EAS organisation will contact the participants with the outcome. The programme of the six blocks on Wed. 29 and Thu. 30 June 2022 will be published soon.

Aims and scope

Recent surveys of exoplanets have revealed an amazing, and yet unexplained, diversity of planets orbiting other stars. 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. This two-day, six-block EAS symposium aims at bringing together the European community interested in the field of exoplanets, with a particular focus on advances made in the field thanks to high resolution spectroscopy observations.

Keywords: Exoplanet searches: radial velocity, transit • System architecture, formation models, occurrence, stellar hosts • Exoplanet atmospheres • Exoplanet interiors • Instruments and missions


Wednesday 29 June
09:00-09:05 Caballero, Désert, Miguel, Nortmann Welcome and introduction
09:05-09:30 Didier Queloz Challenges and new generations of planet search facilities
09:30-09:55 Alejandro Suárez-Mascarenño RV searches with high-resolution spectrographs: from CORAVEL to ESPRESSO
09:55-10:10 Annelies Mortier Improving the bulk densities for planets observed with HARPS-N, K2 and CHEOPS
10:10-10:25 Vincent Bourrier Exoplanets on the edge: a survey of orbital architectures to trace the dynamical processes behind the Neptunian desert

Invited speakers

  • Laura Affer (INAF, Palermo):
    "RV searches with high-resolution spectrographs: HADES"
  • Christiane Helling (ÖAW, Graz):
    "Clouds in exoplanet atmospheres"
  • Sarah Kendrew (ESA):
    "Exoplanet studies with JWST"
  • Markus Kissler-Patig (ESA):
    "Current and future ESA exoplanet missions"
  • Tim Lichtenberg (Uni. Oxford):
    "Molten exoplanets as a window into the earliest Earth"
  • Lena Noack (FU Berlin):
    "Rocky planet interiors and volcanic outgassing"
  • Antonija Oklopčić (Uni. Amsterdam):
    "Atmospheric escape in exoplanet atmospheres"
  • Didier Queloz (ETH Zürich, IoA Cambridge):
    "Challenges and new generations of planet search facilities"
  • Silvia Sabotta (LSW Heidelberg):
    "M-dwarf planet occurrence rates"
  • Alejandro Suárez-Mascarenño (IAC, Tenerife):
    "RV searches with high-resolution spectrographs: from CORAVEL to ESPRESSO"

Scientific organisers

  • Jayne Birkby (Uni. Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • José A. Caballero (co-chair) (CAB, Spain)
  • Jean-Michel Désert (co-chair) (Uni. Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • David Ehrenreich (Uni. Genève, Switzerland)
  • Esther Gónzalez-Álvarez (CAB, Spain)
  • Jonay I. González-Hernández (IAC, Spain)
  • Artie P. Hatzes (TLS, Germany)
  • Ravit Helled (Uni. Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Sasha Hinkley (Uni. Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Marina Lafarga (Uni. Warwick, United Kingdom)
  • Yamila Miguel (co-chair) (Uni. Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Juan C. Morales (ICE, Spain)
  • Lisa Nortmann (co-chair) (IAG, Göttingen)
  • Vivien Parmentier (Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Heike Rauer (DLR, Germany)
  • Cristina Rodríguez-López (IAA, Spain)
  • Nuno Santos (Uni. Porto, Portugal)
  • Ignas Snellen (Uni. Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Hannah Wakeford (Uni. Bristol, United Kingdom)


José A. Caballero (caballero @ - Jean-Michel Désert (desert @ - Yamila Miguel (ymiguel @ - Lisa Nortmann (lisa.nortmann @

Updated on Tue May 24 15:11:34 CEST 2022