Welcome to Rocks'n'Stars!
In 2012, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its International Max Planck Research School on Physical Processes in the Solar System and Beyond. On the occasion, the current PhD students of the Solar System School are organizing a scientific conference, named "Rocks'n'Stars".
The conference covers all research topics of the Solar System within Geo- and Astrophysics, including sessions on star and planet formation, solar-stellar relations, the solar photosphere and chromosphere, the solar corona and solar wind, solar MHD, solar variability and climate, Sun-planet interactions, terrestrial planets, gas planets, planetary dynamics, small bodies in the solar system, and exoplanets.
The Rocks'n'Stars conference will be attended, by leading researches in solar system sciences, both former and current students of the Solar System school and by further attendees from institutes other then MPS.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Göttingen!
The conference poster can be found here.
Solar System School
The research projects of the school include small bodies in the solar system, such as comets and asteroids, the interior, surfaces, atmospheres, and magnetospheres of various planets (within the Planets and Comets Department), the interior of stars and the Sun (within the Helio- and Asteroseismology Department) and the solar atmosphere from the photosphere up to the corona, solar wind, and the heliosphere (within the Sun and Heliosphere Department).
Solar atmosphere, solar magnetic field, heliosphere, MHD, etc.
Planets, their rings and moons, comets and asteroids, ect.
Seismology of the Sun and the Stars.