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KITP Conference: Physics of Exoplanets: From Earth-sized to Mini-Neptunes
(Feb 23-27, 2015)
Coordinators: Eric Ford, Louise Kellogg, Geoff Marcy, Burkhard Militzer

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Overview over Kepler Observations and IR Observations of Planets, Chair: Geoff Marcy (UC Berkeley)

8:45am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8:50am Introduction
9:00am Natalie Batalha (NASA Ames) The Kepler Legacy: Warm Exoplanet Populations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Andrew Howard (Univ. Hawaii) Demographics and Properties of Earths and Super-Earth[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am David Charbonneau (Harvard) Results from the HARPS-N Campaign to Characterize the Transition from Terrestrial Exoplanets to Neptune-like Worlds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Leslie Rogers (Caltech) Glimpsing the Transition Between Rocky and Gaseous Planet Populations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

High pressure physics, Chair: Burkhard Militzer (UC Berkeley)

2:00pm Jon Eggert (LLNL) Structure of Crystalline Matter under Super-Earth Conditions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Sarah Stewart (UC Davis) Growing Planets by Giant Impacts: A Diversity of Outcomes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Agnes Dewaele (CEA, France) New Chemistry of the Constituents of the Earth above 1 Megabar
4:45pm Razvan Caracas (CNRS, Lyon) Magmas in Terrestrial Planets
5:30pm

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Observational Constraints on Theory, Chair: Eric Ford (Penn State)

9:00am Heather Knutson (Caltech) Exoplanet Atmospheres in the Super-Earth Era[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eric Gaidos (Univ. Hawaii) What are Little Worlds Made Of? The Compositions of Earth- to Neptune-size Planets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

Observational Constraints on Theory, Chair: Jack Lissauer (NASA Ames)

11:00am Adam Burrows (Princeton) Evolutionary Models for Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Michael Jura (UCLA) Extrasolar Cosmochemistry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

High Pressure Physics and Interiors, Chair: Sarah Stewart (UC Davis)

2:00pm Dario Alfe (UCL) Transport Properties of Iron Mixtures at Planetary Core Conditions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Sebastien Hamel (LLNL) First-Principles Calculations of the High-Pressure Melt Line of Silicon Dioxide and Strength of Superionic Water[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Gilbert Collins (LLNL) Melting, Transport, and Chemistry Data for Deep Exoplanet Conditions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Jonathan Fortney (UCSC) Modeling the Thermal Evolution and Atmospheres of Sub-Neptunes in the "Data Era"[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Atmospheres and volatiles, Chair: Sean Raymond (Bordeaux)

9:00am Oded Aharonson (Weizmann) Forming Planetary Moons by Multiple Impacts[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Renyu Hu (Caltech) Equilibrium and Disequilibrium Chemistry in Evolved Exoplanet Atmospheres[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Edwin Kite (Univ. Chicago) Surface-Interior Exchange on Rocky and Icy Planets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Sushil Atreya (Univ. Michigan) The Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Worlds: Earth, Venus, Mars, and Titan[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Characterizing Small Planets via TTVs, Chair: Hilke Schlichting (MIT)

9:00am Daniel Fabrycky (Chicago) Small-Planet Densities and System Architectures through Photodynamic Variations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eric Agol (Univ. Washington) Measuring Planet Masses with Synodic Chopping[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Rebekah Dawson (UCB) TTV Planets: Farm to Table[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Sourav Chatterjee (NWU) Inside-Out Planet Formation and Its Implications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Planetary remote sensing and interiors: Lessons from Earth, Chair: Louise Kellogg (UC Davis)

2:00pm Scott King (Virginia Tech) Mercury, Venus, Mars, Oh My![Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Anne Davaille (U Paris-Sud) Convective Patterns in "Soft" Planets: from Plumes to Plate Tectonics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Barbara Romanowicz (UCB) Plumes in the Earth's Deep Mantle: Insights from Seismic Waveform Tomography[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Isabelle Panet (IPGP) Satellite Gravity: a Probe on Earth's System Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Planet Formation Theory, Chair: Daniel Fabrycky (Chicago)

9:00am Sean Raymond (Bordeaux) Formation of the Observed Systems of Hot Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Hilke Schlichting (MIT) Terrestrial Planet Formation: A Blueprint for the Formation of Close-in Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Ruth Murray-Clay (UCSB) Predictions for the Compositions of Small Planets as a Function of System Architecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Eugene Chiang (UC Berkeley) How Super-Earths Acquire Their Atmospheres[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Planetary dynamos and Outlook, Chair: Eugene Chiang (UC Berkeley)

2:00pm Gary Glatzmaier (UCSC) Exoplanet Dynamo Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Bruce Buffett (UC Berkeley) Magnetic Fields as a Probe of the Internal Dynamics of Terrestrial Planets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Jonathan Aurnou (UCLA) Laboratory Insights Into Planetary Core Flows & Dynamo Action[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Dave Stevenson (Caltech) The Way Forward[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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POSTERS

R. Dvorak et al. Collisions of planetesimals and formation of planets[Poster]
N. Inamdar el al. The Formation of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes with Giant Impacts[Poster]
E. Lee et al. How did super-Earths acquire their atmospheres?[Poster]
H-C Nataf et al. Turbulence in Planetary Cores[Poster]
H-C Nataf et al. Turbulence Reduces Magnetic Diffusivity in a Liquid Sodium Experiment[Poster]
S. Vance et al. Thermodynamic Equations of State for Aqueous Ammonia and Sodium Chloride Applied to Exoplanet Oceans and Interiors[Poster]
L. Weiss et al. Constraining The Masses of the Kepler-11 Planets with Radial Velocities[Poster]
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