Special Session SS11  11 July 2023

Towards the next generation exoplanet detection and characterisation: implication for exoplanet models and demographics

Aims and scope

The discovery of exoplanets have reshaped our understanding of planetary science. From hot Jupiters and ultrashort-period planets to compact systems and temperate rocky planets, exoplanet populations have diverse and unexpected properties. With the next generation of observing facilities such as JWST, PLATO, ARIEL, ELT, coming online, as well as ongoing missions, we can look forward to a revolution in exoplanet detection and characterisation where their properties, atmospheres, architectures and more will be studied in great detail. Advanced techniques, methods and models will be necessary to process new observations and unravel the underlying physics that drives the formation and evolution of exoplanetary systems. The special session aims to bring together the exoplanet communities across Europe to present the latest results and exchange expertise on state-of-the-art observational and modelling efforts in preparation for the next generation of telescopes.


  • Next generation observation facilities
  • Advanced exoplanet detection and characterisation techniques (e.g. new methods, long period planet detections, impact of stellar activities)
  • Extreme precision RVs
  • Exoplanet occurrence studies and demographics
  • Atmospheric observations and models
  • Theory and models for exoplanet formation and interior structures

Invited speakers

  • Remo Burn (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
  • Monika Lendl (University of Geneva)
  • James Owen (Imperial College London)

Scientific organisers

  • Kristine Lam (Chair) (German Aerospace Center)
  • Laura Kreidberg (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
  • Enric Palle (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
  • Vincent Van Eylen (Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
  • Julia Venturini (Université de Genève)
  • Contact

    Kristine Lam (Kristine.Lam @ dlr.de)

    Updated on Mon Mar 20 14:50:53 CET 2023