Exoplanet Conference at IISER Pune
IISER Pune Campus
So far more than 5000 exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – have been discovered. With the recent start of science operations with JWST, in addition to the observations from ground-based telescopes, detailed atmospheric characterization of exoplanets is imminent. These past and upcoming discoveries will place the solar system in the context of planetary environments that are alien to our own. In particular, the search for bio- and technosignatures will enter into a new era, where humanity’s oldest question “Are we alone in this Universe?” will no longer be a rhetorical question, but may finally be answerable in the near future.
The goal of this conference is to take advantage of diverse expertise in exoplanets that exists both in India and abroad, promote collaborations to develop modeling tools and properly interpret the incoming data, and seek partnerships between institutions to develop high impact science. The would encompass a diverse range of topics, including:
- Planetary formation
- Dynamical evolution of exoplanets
- Planetary interiors and surfaces
- Star-planet interactions
- Exoplanet detection techniques and demographics
- Planetary atmospheres and their evolution
- Habitability and Origin of life
- Bio- and technosignature detection
Participation and Registration
To facilitate interdisciplinary conversations, the conference will include both oral presentations and poster sessions, with significant time devoted for discussions. Each oral session will include a few talks (~2 or 3) with sufficient time for Q&A (~30 minutes to an hour).
The conference dates are from August 17-19, 2023 at IISER Pune. We particularly encourage early career scientists, and under represented groups to participate in the workshop. The attendance is limited to ~100 participants to maximize the connections.
All participants will be provided accommodation at the venue.
Daycare facilities (payable by the participant) are available for participants that require it. The
Daycare is open Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM till 6:30 PM.
First and Third Saturdays from 9:30 AM till 1:30 PM
Second and Fourth Saturdays from 9:30 AM till 1:30 PM
Emergency daily basis charges
2 hours - INR 300
4 hours - INR 450
Full day - INR 650
Limited travel support is available for students and early career scientists. If you wish to
apply, please send an email requesting travel support to firstname.lastname@example.org
International participants will have to pay a registration fee of USD 400. This fee will cover lodging for the registered participants.
Registration is now closed for the conference.
Here are the list of the participants for the conference. All participants will be provided accommodation at the venue.
Download the Schedule of the conference from the link below.
Chairs and Co-chairs
Liton Majumdar, NISER-Bhubaneswar
Joe Ninan, TIFR-Mumbai
Prabal Saxena, NASA Goddard
Scientific Organising Committee
Vishal Gajjar, UC Berkeley/SETI Institute
Jayesh Goyal, NISER-Bhubaneswar
Ajit Kembhavi, PKC-IUCAA
Ravi Kopparapu, NASA Goddard
Dibyendu Nandi, IISER Kolkata
Shyama Narendranath, ISRO-Bangalore
Manoj Puravankara, TIFR-Mumbai
Sivarani Thirupathi, IIA-Bangalore
Sourav Chatterjee, TIFR-Mumbai
Gopal Hazra, IIT Kanpur
Local Organising Committee
Joy Monteiro, IISER Pune
Sudha Rajamani, IISER Pune