Dynamics of the Star-Planet Relations


This Special Session aims to foster cross-disciplinary studies of Heliophysics and Asterosphysics: the physics of the sun and stars and their environment in the interstellar medium. It raises the question: What can the knowledge we gained in heliophysics bring to the quest for understanding extra-solar systems and the fundamental physical processes in the Asterospheres. And, in return, what can the studies of other stellar systems in our galaxy bring to our understanding of our own stellar system, the Heliosphere. It will review the state-of-the-art of the theoretical, numerical modeling, and space-borne and ground-based observational studies of the dynamics of Sun-Earth relation, Sun-planet relation, and extrasolar star-exoplanet relation, and identify the key problems in these fields to be addressed by astronomy, astrophysics, and space physics communities in the coming years.


Scientific sessions

SpS10 will consist of 7 Sessions with invited talks: Keynote Talks of 35 min, Review and Topical Talks of 20 or 30 min; plus a poster session dedicated to contributed papers

Educational activities

In addition to scientific sessions, two Public Forums will be held at Peking University and Tsinghua University, on 27 and 29 August 2012, respectively