The outer Solar System perspective

International Workshop
June 6-8, 2016, Citadelle de Villefranche sur Mer (France)


June 6-8, 2016, Citadelle de Villefranche sur Mer (France)

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The workshop will be held at la Citadelle de Villefranche Sur Mer near Nice in France (see venue), the week after the
international workshop AIDA 2016 that will take place at the Hôtel Saint-Paul in Nice.

Organized by the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (Nice, France), this edition is aimed to promote discussions on what we know about the outer Solar System. Studies of meteorites, Near Earth and Main Belt asteroids have brought a wealth of information concerning the inner Solar System. In addition, the two space missions, Hayabusa 2 (JAXA) and OSIRIS-REx (NASA), will visit and return samples from two primitive Near-Earth Asteroids, which will certainly lead to major breakthroughs in our understanding of primitive material in the inner Solar System. However, much less is known about the material in the outer Solar System, in term of its composition and origin, its processing, its mixing, its connection with both the inner Solar System and the interstellar medium, or eventually its occurrence in our extraterrestrial sample collection.

Outer Solar System bodies are a challenge for ground based observations and for space missions. Despite the great improvement of our knowledge offered by space missions to outer solar system bodies (e.g., Deep Impact/NASA, Stardust/NASA, Rosetta/ESA, New Horizons/NASA), our understanding of these bodies and their link to primitive material is still poor and open to many debates.

In order to trigger off as much as possible exchanges and discussions and to foster possible collaborations, the workshop will gather a restricted number of invited colleagues from different fields including cosmochemistry, astrophysics, planetary, asteroid and cometary science.

There are no registration fees and the organization will offer the three lunches.

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Image copyrights: New England Meteoritical Services (Murchison Meteorite); ESA (Comet 67P/CG)

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Monday, June 6

8:30 – 9:15    Opening and coffee

9:20 – 9:40    Welcome remarks

9:40 – 10:20      Alexander Krot (HIGP, Honolulu)
The constituents of primitive meteorites

10:25 – 11:05 Richard Binzel (MIT, Cambridge)
Taxonomy of small body spectra

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:10      Kieren Howard (CUNY, New-York)
Mineralogy of carbonaceous meteorites.

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Club de la Mer, Port de la Darse)

14:10 – 14:55      Pierre Beck (IPAG, Grenoble)
From asteroids to meteorites

15:00 – 15:40      Kevin Walsh (SWRI, Boulder)
Solar system evolution

15:45 – 16:25      Joshua Emery (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Jupiter Trojans

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 17:40      Antonella Barucci (LESIA, Meudon)
State of the art on TNOs & Centaurs

17:45 – 18:25 William Grundy (Lowell observatory, Flagstaff)
Pluto and New Horizons

18:30 – 19:15 Harold Levison (SWRI, Boulder)
Dynamical history of the outer solar system

Tuesday, June 7

9:00 – 9:40    Karen Meech (IFA, Honolulu)
Long- and short-period comets

9:45 – 10:25 Maria Cristina De Sanctis (INAF, Roma)
Rosetta and comet chemistry

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40 Lindsay Keller (NASA JSC, Houston)
Gems and IDPs

11:45 – 12:25 Jean Duprat (CSNSM, Orsay)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Club de la Mer, Port de la Darse)

14:00 – 14:40 Olivier Mousis (LAM, Marseille)
Origin of cometary ices: the case of 67P

14:45 – 15:25 Bernard Marty (CRPG, Nancy)
Origins of volatile elements in the solar system: the isotopic perspective

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 16:40 Anne Dutrey (ERA, Bordeaux)
Protoplanetary disk observations

16:45 – 17:25 Benjamin Weiss (MIT, Cambridge)
Lifetime of the solar nebular constrained by meteorite paleomagnetism

17:30 – 18:15 Jurgen Blum (IGeP, TU Braunschweig)
Dust aggregation and microgravity experiments

19:00 – 21:00 Buffet at the Citadelle

20:30 – 23:00 Auditorium of the Citadelle
Public conference: The Rosetta-Philae mission and the origin of organic molecules, by Uwe MEIERHENRICH (ICN, Nice)
Meteorite exhibition and astronomical observations.

Wednesday, June 8

9:00 – 9:40    Fred Ciesla (University of Chicago, Chicago)
Modeling the thermal, chemical, and dynamical evolution of materials in protoplanetary disks

9:45 – 10:30 Martin Bizarro (Starplan, Copenhagen)
Nucleosynthetic variability in chondritic components and mass transport processes in the solar protoplanetary disk

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40 Hubert Klahr (Max-Plank institut, Heildelberg)
Turbulence in protoplanetary disks

11:45 – 12:25 Chao-Chin Yang (Lund Observatory, Lund)
Planetesimal formation through the streaming instability

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (Club de la Mer, Port de la Darse)

14:00 – 14:40 Javier Licandro (IAC, Tenerife)
Active asteroids

14:45 – 15:25 Alessandro Morbidelli (OCA, Nice)
The snowline in the Solar system

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00– 16:40 Michael Mumma (NASA GSFC, Greenbelt)
Comets, Outgassing, Organics, Life, etc…

16:45 – 17:25 William Bottke (SWRI, Boulder)
Inner vs outer solar system

17:30 – 18:00 Open discussion and concluding Remarks

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Guy Libourel (Géoazur/Lagrange Labs, UNS, CNRS, OCA); email: libou at
Marco Delbo (Lagrange Lab, UNS, CNRS, OCA); email: delbo at
Clément Ganino (Géoazur Lab, UNS, CNRS, OCA); Clement.GANINO at
Patrick Michel (Lagrange Lab, UNS, CNRS, OCA); michelp at

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From elsewhere…

Altobelli Nicolas (ESA, Noordwijk)
Avdellidou chrysa (Kent, UK)
Barucci Antonella (LESIA, Meudon)
Beck Pierre (IPAG, Grenoble)
Binzel Richard (MIT, Cambridge)
Bizarro Martin (Starplan, Copenhagen)
Blum Jurgen (IGeP, TU Braunschweig)
Bonal Lydie (IPAG, Grenoble)
Bottke William (SWRI, Boulder)
Campins Humberto (UCF, Orlando)
Charnoz Sébastien (IPG, Paris)
Chaussidon Marc (IPG, Paris)
Ciesla Fred (University of Chicago)
Connolly Harold (CUNY, AMNH, New York)
De Sanctis Maria Cristina (INAF, Roma)
Delsanti Audrey (Lam, Marseille)
Devogele Maxime (Ulg, Liège)
Devouard Bertrand (Cerege, Aix en Provence)
Duprat Jean (CSNSM, Orsay)
Dutrey Anne (ERA, Bordeaux)
Emery Joshua (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Gatacecca jérôme (Cerege, Aix en Provence)
Gounelle Matthieu (MNHN, Paris)
Grundy Will (Lowell observatory, Flagstaff)
Howard Kieren (CUNY, New-York)
Keller Lindsay (NASA JSC, Houston)
Klahr Hubert (Max-Plank institut, Heildelberg)
Krot Sasha (HIGP, Honolulu)
Labenne Luc (Meteorites, Paris)
Lellouch Emmanuel (Lesia, Paris)
Levison Harold (SWRI, Boulder)
Licandro Javier (IAC, Tenerife)
Marsset Michael (LAM, Marseille)
Marty Bernard (CRPG, Nancy)
Meech Karen (IFA, Honolulu)
Mousis Olivier (LAM, Marseille)
Mumma Michael (NASA GSFC, Greenbelt)
Pourkhorsandi Hamed (Cerege, Aix en Provence)
PhD student Bernard Marty (CRPG, Nancy)
Pringle Emily (IPG, Paris) PhD
Rotundi Alessandra (DIST Parthenope, Napoli)
Schmitt Bernard ((IPAG, Grenoble)
Verdier Maximilien (Cerege, Aix en Provence)
Vernazza Pierre (LAM, Marseille)
Walsh Kevin (SWRI, Boulder)
Weiss Ben (MIT, Cambridge)
Yang Chao-Chin (Lund Observatory)

… and from here

Ali Lagoa Victor (OCA, Nice)
Carry Benoit (OCA, Nice)
Cassam Patrick (ICN, Nice)
Crida Aurélien (OCA, Nice)
Delbo Marco (OCA, Nice)
Ganino Clément (OCA, Nice)
Guillot Tristan (OCA, Nice)
Hanus Joseph (OCA, Nice)
Jacobson Seth (OCA, Nice)
Lambrechts Michiel (OCA, Nice)
Libourel Guy (OCA, Nice)
Maurel Clara (OCA, Nice)
Meheut Héloise (OCA, Nice)
Meierhenrich Uwe (ICN, Nice)
Meinert Cornelia (ICN, Nice)
Michel Patrick (OCA, Nice)
Morbidelli Alessandro (OCA, Nice)
Stee Philippe (OCA, Nice)
Schwartz Stephen R. (OCA, Nice)
Tanga Paolo (OCA, Nice)
Valette Rudy (MinesParisTech, Sofia)

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Astéroïdes, Comètes et Météorites
Sur la trace de nos origines

Mardi 7 Juin 2016 à partir de 20h30
Citadelle, Villefranche Sur Mer.

English: As part of social activities, an evening public event will be organized during the workshop with the support of the amateur astronomy association AQUILA and the Mairie de Villefranche sur Mer. It will take place at the auditorium of the Citadelle and will be devoted to meteorites and asteroids, including a public conference as well as observations at microscopic scales (meteorites) and asteroid scales (using astronomical telescopes).

Français: une soirée grand public est organisée durant l’atelier de travail avec le soutien de l’association d’astronomie amateur AQUILA et de la Mairie de Villefranche sur Mer. Elle se déroulera dans l’auditorium de la Citadelle et sera dédiée aux météorites et aux astéroïdes. Le programme est donné ci-dessous et contient deux conférences grand public ainsi que des observations à l’échelle microscopique (météorites) et astronomique (astéroïdes, avec des télescopes astronomiques).


20:00-20:30 Expositions et ventes de météorites

20:30-22:00 Conférence grand public salle de l’auditorium
Quelques mots de bienvenue par Mr Christophe TROJANI, Maire de Villefranche sur Mer
La mission cométaire Rosetta-Philae et l'origine de molécules organiques par Uwe MEIERHENRICH, Professeur Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, ICN.

22:00- ... A vous d’explorer les corps célestes

Observations avec des télescopes et des microscopes d’astéroïdes et de météorites (du plus grand au plus petit), assistés par Marco DELBO (Chargé de Recherches, Lagrange - OCA), Guy LIBOUREL (Professeur Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Lagrange - OCA) et l’association d’astronomie amateur AQUILA.

Créée en 2002 à l'Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, l'association AQUILA a pour objectif la diffusion de l'astronomie auprès de tous. A cette fin, nous proposons régulièrement des animations, des conférences et des soirées d'observation du ciel, à l’Observatoire de Nice et à l’Observatoire de Calern.


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