International Conference on Exoplanets and Planet Formation of Tsung-Dao Lee Institute held in Shanghai


Academicain Yipeng Jing made a welcome speech on the international symposium on Exoplanets and Planet Formation.

Attendees were listening the oral presentation on the international symposium.


International symposium on Exoplanets and Planet Formation was held successfuly in Shanghai.




International conference on Exoplanets and Planet Formation was grandly held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Science Hall form December 11 to 15, 2017. This conference was sponsored by the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, co-organized by School of Astronomy and Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Shanghai Association for Science and Technology. Professor Dong Lai from Cornell University, also a distinguished visitor from Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, and Josh Winn, a professor from Princeton University were the cochairs of the conference.

Academician Yipeng Jing, Dean of Physics and Astronomy School of SJTU, addressed a welcome speech at the opening ceremony. About 200 well-known experts, scholars and students from different famous universities and institutes around the world attended the conference. They were form California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC, Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Nevada, Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, University of Leeds, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Peking University. Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS, Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, Yunnan Observatoties, CAS, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, CAS and so on.

The formation and evolution of exoplanets and planet is one of the most active research fields in astrophysics. As a young research field of research in astronomy, many new developments and achievements has been continuously discovered in recent years. The topics of this international conference focused on the observation and theoretical studies of exoplanets and solar system planets, and the developments of protoplanetary disks. Research experts and young scholars from all around world shared the latest research achievements and developments on the topics. 90 wonderful oral presentations and about 50 poster exhibitions were successful carried out. Professor Andrew Howard from California Institute of Technology made a speech titled “Explanet masses and Raddi-An Update form K2 and a NASA-Keck Key Project”. Professor Josh Winn form Princeton University made a report titled “Constraints on the Obliquities of Kepler Planet-Hosting Stars”. Doug Lin, an academician of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a well-known astrophysicist from the Astrophysical Department of the University of California, attended the conference and conducted in-depth academic discussions with attendees.

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute will continue to organize and carry out more international symposia to provide a platform for academic exchange and collaboration, to discuss the newest developments and research achievements, and to promote international cooperation.


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