33rd Winter School in Theoretical Physics


Event date: December 28 - January 8, 2016

    General Director: David Gross (UCSB , KITP)
    David Stevenson (CALTECH)
    Re'em Sari (The Hebrew University)




    Dave Stevenson (Caltech)

    (1) General Introduction - Theory

    (2) Giant Planet Gas Accretion

    (3) Astro Seismology

    Dave Charbonneau (Harvard University)

    (1) Physics Colloquium: Exoplanets

    (2) Kepler and its Results

    (3) Observational Challenges & Future of Planet Detection

    Scott Tremaine (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

    (1) Celestial Mechanics

    (2) Numerical Integrations of Orbits

    (3) Planet Disk Interaction

    Tsevi Mazeh (Tel Aviv University)

    (1) Detection of Planets with Radial Velocities

    (2) TTV and Stellar Rotation - Observations

    Ruth Murray-Clay (University of California at Santa Barbara)

    (1) Disks Observations and Interpretation 

    (2) Atmospheric Escape from Hot Jupiters and Super Earths

    (3) Planet System Architecture

    Yoram Lithwick (Northwestern University)

    (1) TTV - Theory

    (2) Planetesimals

    (3) Formation of Hot Jupiters

    Dan Maoz (Tel Aviv University)

    Microlensing - Theory and Observations

    Podolak Morris (Tel-Aviv University)

    Accretion of Giant Planets

    Ravit Helled (Tel-Aviv University)

    Alternative Formation Theory and Structure of Giant Planets

    Re’em Sari (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

    (1) Planet Formation I & II

    (2) Inflated Hot Jupiters and Super Earths

    Adam Showman (University of Arizona)

    (1) Atmospheric Structure - Theory

    (2) Atmospheric Dynamics

    (3) Rotation and Tides

    Boaz Katz (Weizmann Institute of Science)

    Eccentric Migration

    Hagai Perets (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)

    Dynamics in Triple Systems. Kozai and Retrograde Planets

    Tristan Guillot (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur)

    (1) Internal Models I & II

    (2) Planet Evolution

     Yohai Kaspi (Weizmann Institute of Science)

    Atmospheric Dynamics - Solar and Extrasolar

    Shay Zucker (Tel-Aviv University)

    Planet Detection with Gaia

    Giovanna Tinetti (University College London)

    (1) Cosmochemistry and Galactic Context

    (2) Observations of Atmospheres



    Through systematic lectures on the foundations of planetary origin, evolution and structure, this School will provide the background needed to explore and interpret the remarkable detection of thousands of exoplanets around other stars.


    This sets the stage for a more detailed understanding of their properties and system architecture in the coming decade.






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