Habitability: The Astrophysical, Atmospheric, and Geophysical Implications

21 May - 14 June 2024

Nikolaos Georgakarakos, Nader Haghighipour, Dimitri Veras, Rolf-Peter Kudritzki

It is widely accepted that habitability and the capability of a planet to maintain its habitable conditions are deeply interwoven with its chemical composition and physical properties such as its atmospheric and geological/geophysical characteristics, orbital motion, dynamics, and its interactions with its host star. How these interactions originate and how they enable the planet to maintain its habitability are complex questions that can only be answered through collaborations between scientists of their respective fields. This workshop aims to bring together scientists from the fields of stellar astrophysics, planetary science, planetary dynamics, geology, and geophysics to discuss fundamental questions regarding the formation, characterization, and detection of habitable planets. Our plan is to facilitate interactions among participants through lectures, presentations and discussion sessions as well as to provide them with ample time to initiate collaborations and carry out their independent research. Our workshop is open to scientists of all levels, in particular junior and early-career researchers.