The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) is responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). It serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for soliciting and coordinating community analysis and input in support of the Exoplanet Exploration Program objectives and of their implications for architecture planning and activity prioritization and for future exploration. It provides findings of analyses to the NASA Astrophysics Division Director.

Executive Committee:

ExoPAG activities and meetings are organized through an Executive Committee, selected by NASA HQ through a Dear Colleague letter. Appointments are made annually to replace members rotating off; the normal term is 3 years. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee, please contact the ExoPAG Executive Secretary at NASA HQ (John Wisniewski, Exoplanet Exploration Deputy Program Scientist).

New Executive Committee members for 2024: Thomas Beatty, Chuanfei Dong, Julien Girard, and Sarah Peacock.


ExoPAG News and Announcements (June 3, 2024)

  1. ExoPAG 30 Presentations Online
  2. Habitable Worlds Observatory: Summer F2F Meeting (June 3-5, 2024)
  3. Workshop: Exploring Servicing Capabilities for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (August 7-8, 2024, U. Maryland, hybrid)
  4. Keck Science Meeting (September 12-13, 2024, Caltech)
  5. Workshop: A Future Space Mission with Very High Precision Astrometry (September 11-13, 2024, Paris)

The ExEP Calendar for upcoming exoplanet-related conferences & workshops is at: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/events/

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1. ExoPAG 30 Presentations Online​

All presentation slides from ExoPAG 30, which was held May 5, 2024 in Providence, RI before AbSciCon, are posted at: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/exopag/exopag30/exopag30-program/


2. Habitable Worlds Observatory: Summer F2F Meeting (June 3-5, 2024)​

The Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) is NASA’s next astrophysics flagship mission concept recommended by the 2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics. The summer HWO F2F meeting will be held June 3-5, 2024. While in-person attendance is limited due to space considerations, online attendance is open to everyone. The meeting agenda is now available and includes WebEx connection information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/177Tb_O4GIrtaG7ljyj8sTn3KLjHNGUtOJ6loewhcszs/edit#gid=242106526

More information on HWO can be found on the HWO NASA website https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/programs/habitable-worlds-observatory

Questions can be sent to the HWO Program Scientist, Megan Ansdell: megan.c.ansdell@nasa.gov


3. Workshop: Exploring Servicing Capabilities for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (August 7-8, 2024, U. Maryland)​

Exploring Servicing Capabilities for the Habitable Worlds Observatory
August 7-8, 2024
University of Maryland, Iribe Center, Antonov Auditorium
Hosts: NASA in Collaboration with the
Aerospace Engineering Department,University of Maryland
Format: Hybrid (In-person and Remote Participation)
https://www.nasa.gov/nexis/isam/servicing-capability-for-habitable-worlds/

Join us for a two-day workshop hosted by NASA in collaboration with the University of Maryland, focused on advancing capabilities for servicing the Habitable Worlds Observatory at the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (SEL2). This workshop aims to bring together subject matter experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss various architectural approaches to servicing at SEL2, and consider the balance between complexity for serviceability and the benefits of extended operations and enhanced scientific performance. Participants will engage in a series of panel discussions, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions, fostering a collaborative environment to inform the architecture trade space for early concepts of Habitable Worlds Observatory.

The workshop will explore servicing techniques aimed at expanding scientific capabilities with reduced risk, to maximize the return on science-dollar investment for the Habitable Worlds Observatory.

The workshop will offer participants a comprehensive agenda, including:

  • An overview of mission objectives for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) targeted for the servicing community.
  • A series of presentations on current satellite servicing and observatory renewal capabilities, featuring insights from government, industry, and academic perspectives.
  • Interactive discussions on the servicing trade space and the metrics, criteria, and framework for evaluating architectural cases.
  • An exploration of existing technology and solutions for maturation servicing at SEL2.
  • Networking opportunities and engagement for early-career professionals.

Registration Information:

  • The workshop is free, but registration is required.
  • Registration will open on June 30, 2024.
  • Options are available for both in-person and remote participation.
  • Registration is limited to 300 people.

4. Keck Science Meeting (September 12-13, 2024, Caltech)​

Keck Science Meeting
September 12-13, 2024 (all day networking and talks)
Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA
https://kecksciencemeeting.org/

This annual meeting brings together Keck Observatory users from the University of California, Caltech, the University of Hawaii, Yale University, Swinburne University, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Subaru Observatory, and US access through NASA and NOIRLab. The Keck Science Meeting provides an opportunity to share exciting science results made possible by Keck Observatory while collaborating with colleagues from across the universe in a centralized location.

Registration: https://kecksciencemeeting.org/registration/

Dates:

  • June 28, 2024: Deadline for requests for talks
  • July 1, 2024: In person registration opens
  • Poster and in-person registration submissions will be accepted through August 16, 2024 or until we reach room capacity.

Recipients of NASA Keck time are strongly encouraged to present their results at this meeting (funding is available for NASA Keck users, email KeckCFP@ipac.caltech.edu).


5. Workshop: A Future Space Mission with Very High Precision Astrometry (September 11-13, 2024, Paris)

A Future Space Mission with Very High Precision Astrometry
September 11-13, 2024
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
https://astrometry.sciencesconf.org/

Rationale: Given the fantastic success of Gaia, which provided us breakthroughs in our vision of the Milky Way, its satellite galaxies, and its own stars, it is time to think of the next generation of astrometric missions. The goals of the workshop are to:

  1. identify a broad list of fundamental scientific questions of Exoplanetology, Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Particle Physics waiting for super-precision astrometry to achieve possible breakthroughs;
  2. think about what type of telescope, instrument and observing strategy would be ideal to achieve sufficient astrometric precision to lead to such breakthroughs.

Deadlines:

  • July 7, 2024: Deadline for abstract submission
  • August 26, 2024: Deadline for (free) registration
  • September 11-13, 2024: Workshop in Paris

Sponsor: Centre national d'études spatiales CNES

Contact: astrometry@sciencesconf.org


ExoPAG News and Announcements (May 15, 2024)

  1. Input to ExEP Science Gap List (Input Requested by September 30, 2024)
  2. ExoExplorer Science Series: Michaela Leung (UC Riverside) & Galen Bergsten (U Arizona) (May 17, 2024, 2pm EDT/11am PDT)
  3. REMINDER: ExEP Technology Colloquium Series Talk: The Coronagraph Design Survey (May 20, 2024, 1pm EDT/10am PDT)
  4. Town Hall for Planetary Science Research Programs (May 21, 2024)
  5. Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist for Mars Exploration, Planetary Science Division (NASA HQ)
  6. Born in Fire: Eruptive Stars and Planet Formation Workshop (September 24-27, 2024; Santiago, Chile)
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1. Input to ExEP Science Gap List (Input Requested by September 30, 2024)

The NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) is seeking community input on the ExEP Science Gap List (SGL) through September 30, 2024, with the goal of providing an updated version in early 2025:

The current 2023 version of the SGL is posted on the ExEP Program Science page (https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/science-overview/) at: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/internal_resources/2749/ExEP_Science_Gap_List_2023_Final.pdf)

The Science Gap List (SGL) tabulates program “science gaps”, which are defined as the difference between knowledge needed to define requirements for specified future NASA exoplanet missions and the current state of the art, or knowledge which is needed to enhance the science return of current and future NASA exoplanet missions. Making the gap list public signals to the broader community where focused science investigations are needed over the next 3-5 years in support of ExEP goals. The ExEP Science Gap List represents activities and investigations that will advance the goals of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program and provides brief summaries in a convenient tabular format. The ExEP Science Gap list is meant to assist proposers in describing the relevance of their work to Program goals as they respond to SMD ROSES and mission observing proposal solicitations. All ExEP approaches, activities, and decisions are guided by science priorities, and those priorities are presented and summarized in the ExEP Science Gap List.

Please contact ExEP scientists Karl Stapelfeldt (Karl.R.Stapelfeldt@jpl.nasa.gov) & Eric Mamajek (Eric.Mamajek@jpl.nasa.gov) with any input for revisions to the SGL. Please put "ExEP Science Gap List Input" in the subject line.

The ExEP Exoplanet Program Science documents are available at: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/science-overview/


2. ExoExplorer Science Series: Michaela Leung (UC Riverside) & Galen Bergsten (U Arizona) (May 17, 2024, 2pm EDT/11am PDT)

“The ExoExplorer Science Seminar Series presents talks by cohort members Michaela Leung (UC Riverside) & Galen Bergsten (U Arizona) on Friday May 17, 2024, from 11 AM - 12 PM Pacific / 2 PM - 3 PM Eastern.

Please note that we are no longer using WebEx- see below and the attached calendar invite for the new connection details.

The talk and call-in info are below.

For more information about the ExoExplorers program, please visit our website here: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/exopag/exoexplorers/exoexplorers-welcome/

And future talks are posted here: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/exopag/exoexplorers/exoexplorers-events/

Please share this talk announcement at your local institution!

Marie Ygouf, on behalf of the ExoExplorer Organizing Committee"


3. REMINDER: ExEP Technology Colloquium Series Talk: The Coronagraph Design Survey (May 20, 2024, 1pm EDT/10am PDT)

In January 2023, the Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) kicked off the Coronagraph Design Survey, chartered to collect and document a broad range of coronagraph designs that may be applicable for NASA’s Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). The working group that conducted the Survey, led by Rus Belikov (ARC) and Chris Stark (GSFC), cast a very wide net capturing known and never-heard-of-before novel coronagraph designs. They have completed their 17-month study and will be delivering a final report to the HWO Technical Assessment Group (TAG). Come hear their public briefing of what they learned, and how the results of their survey help point the way to future direct imaging of Earth-like planets.

Webex link: https://jpl.webex.com/jpl/j.php?MTID=m2b7e1eec21dba70cc3eb22f67957f6c5

About the ExEP Technology Colloquium series: The intention of these web seminars is to provide a forum for sharing key technology advances and results that enable or enhance the direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets. Topics may include recent coronagraph and starshade demonstration results, advances in detector technology, deformable mirrors, LOWFS/C, telescope stability, polarization, RV, starshade tutorials, etc. Our target audience is the engineers and scientists working on technology for Habitable Worlds Observatory, but all are welcome to attend. The presentation slides will be publicly archived so that they can be viewed at later dates.

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/technology/tech_colloquium/

Upcoming talks:

  • Deformable Mirror Technology Roadmap Study
    June 7, 2024 9:30 am PDT
    Speakers: Duncan Liu (NASA/JPL), Tyler Groff (NASA/GSFC)
  • Coronagraphy Technology Roadmap Study
    June 11, 2024 10:00 am PDT
    Speakers: Pin Chen (NASA/JPL), Lauent Pueyo (STScI)

4. Town Hall for Planetary Science Research Programs (May 21, 2024)

On May 21, 2024, at 1 PM Eastern, NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) will host a webinar to discuss the Planetary Research Program, including upcoming changes, some data on programs to date, and plans to reduce the barrier to proposing for the planetary research community.

A large focus of this Town Hall will be to discuss requirements for proposals submitted under the Dual Anonymous Peer Review (DAPR) process, which will be the default for all proposals submitted to the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) under ROSES-2025 (with rare exceptions). In DAPR, not only are proposers unaware of the identity of reviewers, but the reviewers do not have explicit knowledge of the proposing teams and institutions during the scientific evaluation of the proposal. This portion of the Town Hall will discuss the motivation for DAPR and how SMD has used it to date, the process of DAPR reviews, and tips on how to be compliant with DAPR submissions.

Additionally, we will discuss some analytics for our Planetary Research programs and potential future ways of soliciting proposals for Planetary Research, with the goal of increasing accessibility and decreasing unnecessary barriers for proposing to Planetary Research programs.

In advance of the webinar, questions may be submitted and upvoted on at: https://nasa.cnf.io/sessions/z18d/#!/dashboard

For more information on dual-anonymous peer review, please visit: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/dual-anonymous-peer-review

Join from the webinar link: https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/j.php?MTID=mce9d8fbdedb539f7f8039b05b08e1e1e

Webinar number: 2821 584 9322

General Webinar password: 3VzCbJ69Rj@ (38922569 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone

+1-929-251-9612 United States Toll (New York City)
+1-415-527-5035 United States Toll
Access code: 282 158 49322

Delia Santiago-Materese
Deputy Director of Planetary Research (acting)
delia.santiago-materese@nasa.gov


5. Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist for Mars Exploration, Planetary Science Division (NASA HQ)

Applications are now being accepted for this position. The Senior Scientist for Mars Exploration will serve as a senior science advisor to the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and other SMD leadership—on all matters concerning scientific content and strategy for Mars exploration, including the Mars Exploration Program and Mars Sample Return Program. They will also lead Agency science planning and coordination, in collaboration with international partners, in preparation for delivery of Mars samples, and serve as the principal SMD Mars science representative to the scientific community, NASA top management, Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and other agencies and organizations. For full details: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/790851400#hiring-paths


6. Born in Fire: Eruptive Stars and Planet Formation Workshop (September 24-27, 2024; Santiago, Chile)

"Dear Colleagues,

We're delighted to extend an invitation to the "Born in Fire: Eruptive Stars and Planet Formation Workshop," which will be held in Santiago, Chile, from September 24th to 27th, 2024. As we finalize logistics details, we're eager to give you some early information so that you can help in your planning.

Our website has been recently updated with confirmed invited speakers, venue details, and revised dates. Explore more at: https://fireborn2024.github.io/

This workshop fosters collaborative discussions on eruptive stars, planet formation, and computational modeling. We aim to cultivate an engaging environment for exploring a variety of topics, including Episodic Accretion, FUor/EXor phenomena, Planet Formation, Models of Episodic Accretion, Effects of Episodic Accretion on the Chemistry of Disks and Circumstellar Environments, Theoretical Modeling, and AI-assisted analysis prospects. The program will include a blend of talks, poster sessions, and discussion groups to facilitate interaction. We especially encourage PhD students, postdocs, and early-career researchers to participate. Moreover, limited travel support is available for those needing financial assistance to attend.

Registration is now open, and we invite you to submit your abstracts for contributions. We aim to notify acceptance of contributed talks by June 1st, 2024.

Additionally, we're organizing a special social event at the National Planetarium, featuring a cocktail reception and a captivating entire dome session. The Planetario USACH stands out as one of the few planetariums worldwide to integrate digital projection with an operational original Carl Zeiss camera.

Warm regards,
The Organizing Team"


ExoPAG News and Announcements (May 2, 2024)

  1. ExoPAG 30 Agenda & Slack (May 5, 2024; Providence RI @ AbSciCon, hybrid)
  2. Announcement of a New Technosignature Study Analysis Group: SAG-25
  3. ExEP Technology Colloquium Series Talk: The Coronagraph Design Survey (May 20, 2024, 1pm EDT/10am PDT)
  4. NASA Astrophysics Technology Update 2024
  5. Notice of Call for Community Input into the TESS Extended Mission Planning
  6. Interdisciplinary Book and Workshop -- Exoplanets: Compositions, Mineralogy, Evolution (August 17-18, 2024, Chicago)
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1. ExoPAG 30 Agenda & Slack (May 5, 2024; Providence RI @ AbSciCon, hybrid)

A reminder that ExoPAG 30 is this Sunday at AbSciCon (and virtual). The overarching topic is the search for life in the Solar System and beyond/identification of overlapping science gaps and cross-divisional opportunities for progress with the Exoplanet and Astrobiology science communities.

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/exopag/exopag30/exopag30-overview/

In-person ExoPAG 30 attendees do NOT need to register for AbSciCon (https://www.agu.org/abscicon).

Agenda: The agenda is posted at the website https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/exopag/exopag30/exopag30-program/ and please note the lively Interdisciplinary Exchange discussions and opportunity for early career lightning talks.

In person attendees: Please share your topics of interest and background for the brain date discussions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RHBY0zcBAPVJhYrdnhNnMyRNopDV1BUJK6gn0qHctJ8/edit

Slack: The ExoPAG Slack space is open as well, join the discussion via this invite link: https://bit.ly/exopag30slackinvite


2. Announcement of a New Technosignature Study Analysis Group: SAG-25

Announcement of a new Technosignature Study Analysis Group: SAG-25

Background: The rise of astrobiology as an acknowledged frontier in astronomy is best represented by the Astro2020 decadal survey’s recommendation for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) as a flagship mission. The HWO, and more near-term observational platforms, will search for life via the identification of spectral imprints (signatures) in exoplanet atmospheres. Biosignature science has also gone beyond merely identifying potential biogenic atmospheric compounds (as well as surface features). Over the last decade, the field has matured by attempting to characterize false positives, explicitly treat the limitations of sparse datasets and move towards more agnostic approaches that do not rely on Earth’s specific biogeochemical history. Given the effort in developing a mature science of biosignatures, the time is ripe for developing a similar level of sophistication for signs of life which deploy technology i.e. technosignatures.

The field of technosignatures (also known as SETI) has seen rapid growth in recent years. Expanding beyond radio SETI, considerable work has begun to focus on other ways technology may be detected such as atmospheric features in exoplanetary spectra. Importantly, many of the same techniques currently used for biosignature studies, including atmospheric modeling and retrieval and standards for life detection, can also be applied to technosignature searches. As such, there are strong and growing connections between technosignature studies and the fields of exoplanetary research and astrobiology. Given that there is no a priori reason to expect either biosignatures or technosignatures to be more pervasive or unambiguous in their detection, the development of a robust portfolio of research in both domains of astrobiology is now warranted.

Call for Participation: It is now essential for the community to develop a detailed understanding of what efforts are required to develop a mature and robust technosignature science. For this reason, a new SAG has been convened to investigate and survey the field.

The scope of the SAG will be searches for technosignatures beyond Earth and its atmosphere, including the solar system and beyond, especially via means familiar to astronomers and planetary scientists. This SAG will produce analysis and findings on how NASA’s efforts in astrobiology, exoplanetary astrophysics, and other areas can better serve the search for technosignatures, consistent with NASA’s goals to understand the prevalence of life in the universe.

Specifically, the SAG seeks community involvement from both established technosignature researchers as well as those not involved in the field as it takes on the following tasks:

  1. Investigate which technosignature investigations should play a role in NASA’s exoplanet and planetary science portfolios.
  2. Identify the most promising technosignature investigations to prioritize for funding and mission development.
  3. Identify science and technology gaps relevant to technosignature searches.
  4. Identify existing NASA programs most relevant to technosignature searches, especially those in exoplanets and planetary science, and determine how they can be more responsive to and supportive of technosignature searches.
  5. Identify best practices for NASA program officers to select and provide guidance for review panelists to grade and discuss technosignature proposals in XRP and other programs.
  6. Identify potential new initiatives to build community and intercommunications with other astrobiology efforts.

We note that questions associated with phenomena occurring within Earth’s atmosphere (i.e. UAPs) fall explicitly outside the interests of this SAG. In alignment with NASA’s core value of inclusion, the SAG will be committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all participants and will invite candidates from all backgrounds to contribute fully, including in SAG-wide leadership roles. Applications to the SAG are easy and quick, and we encourage applications from community members at all career stages.

If interested, please fill out the form at this website (https://forms.gle/mZ8CiDV648gvCbor5) by May 31st, 2024. Questions may be addressed to the ExoPAG EC Chair (Ilaria Pascucci: pascucci@arizona.edu) and the SAG-25 lead (Sofia Sheikh: ssheikh@berkeley.edu).


3. ExEP Technology Colloquium Series Talk: The Coronagraph Design Survey (May 20, 2024, 1pm EDT/10am PDT)​

In January 2023, the Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) kicked off the Coronagraph Design Survey, chartered to collect and document a broad range of coronagraph designs that may be applicable for NASA’s Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). The working group that conducted the Survey, led by Rus Belikov (ARC) and Chris Stark (GSFC), cast a very wide net capturing known and never-heard-of-before novel coronagraph designs. They have completed their 17-month study and will be delivering a final report to the HWO Technical Assessment Group (TAG). Come hear their public briefing of what they learned, and how the results of their survey help point the way to future direct imaging of Earth-like planets.

Webex link: https://jpl.webex.com/jpl/j.php?MTID=m2b7e1eec21dba70cc3eb22f67957f6c5

About the ExEP Technology Colloquium series: The intention of these web seminars is to provide a forum for sharing key technology advances and results that enable or enhance the direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets. Topics may include recent coronagraph and starshade demonstration results, advances in detector technology, deformable mirrors, LOWFS/C, telescope stability, polarization, RV, starshade tutorials, etc. Our target audience is the engineers and scientists working on technology for Habitable Worlds Observatory, but all are welcome to attend. The presentation slides will be publicly archived so that they can be viewed at later dates.

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exep/technology/tech_colloquium/

Upcoming talks:

  • Deformable Mirror Technology Roadmap Study
    June 7, 2024 9:30 am PDT
    Speakers: Duncan Liu (NASA/JPL), Tyler Groff (NASA/GSFC)
  • Coronagraphy Technology Roadmap Study
    June 11, 2024 10:00 am PDT
    Speakers: Pin Chen (NASA/JPL), Lauent Pueyo (STScI)

4. NASA Astrophysics Technology Update 2024​

https://apd440.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/tech/2024_ATU_Revision_040324B.pdf

This first Astrophysics Technology Update (ATU) highlights 12 examples of developments in technology maturation projects, from early 2022 to date, funded by NASA’s Astrophysics Division. These and dozens more technology projects are funded through multiple programs: Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT), Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA), Internal Scientist Funding Model (ISFM), Segmented Mirror Technology Program (SMTP), and others (e.g., one of the highlighted projects, NEID, was funded in collaboration with the National Science Foundation). These ATUs will appear in between issues of the Astrophysics Biennial Technology Report (ABTR). The coming ABTR will be published this September and the next ATU should come out in September 2025.


5. Notice of Call for Community Input into the TESS Extended Mission Planning​

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission invites the astronomy community's input on science cases that should be prioritized in future extended missions. The format is short 1-2 paragraph science pitches. The call for community input can be viewed here.

Submit your science pitch here by June 14, 2024: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZCXVEhuzt62fp5IC-Pio2-f2kPkD8SGevzbODYDSp82OGGg/viewform

TESS science spans many areas of astrophysics and solar system science. As such, researchers from around the world, across all career stages, positions, and types of institutions are encouraged to submit their ideas. Please contact tesshelp@bigbang.gsfc.nasa.gov with any questions.

Call for input: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/tess/docs/call-for-community-input.pdf

TESS website: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/tess/

Please direct questions to tesshelp@bigbang.gsfc.nasa.gov


6. Interdisciplinary Book and Workshop -- Exoplanets: Compositions, Mineralogy, Evolution (August 17-18, 2024, Chicago)

Many experts in their field have come together to create the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (RiMG) volume, “Exoplanets: Compositions, Mineralogy, Evolution.” These chapters are primers, focused on understanding/learning about other disciplines and are catered to non-expert scientists. Below are the titles and arXiv links to each respective chapter. Also if you're hyped up about all of this great content (and you know you are), there will be a workshop at Goldschmidt2024 in support of this book, where the chapter authors are the speakers -- info at the bottom.

  1. Host Stars and How Their Compositions Influence Exoplanets: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15422
  2. Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15423
  3. Planet formation - observational constraints, physical processes, and compositional patterns: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15555
  4. Meteorites and Planet Formation: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15424
  5. The evolution and delivery of rocky extra-solar materials to white dwarfs: https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.08767
  6. The chemistry of extra-solar materials from white dwarf planetary systems: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15425
  7. Exoplanet Mineralogy: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15426
  8. From stars to diverse mantles, melts, crusts and atmospheres of rocky exoplanets: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15427
  9. Some Tectonic Concepts Relevant to the Study of Rocky Exoplanets: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15428
  10. Global Cycling of Volatile Elements on Exoplanets: will be released soon
  11. Exoplanet Magnetic Fields: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15429
  12. Transiting Exoplanet Atmospheres in the Era of JWST: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15430
  13. An Overview of Exoplanet Biosignatures: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15431
  14. The early Earth as an analogue for exoplanetary biogeochemistry: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15432
  15. Exoplanet Geology: What can we learn from current and future observations? https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.15433

Workshop information: https://tinyurl.com/Goldschmidt24Exoplanets

Dates: August 17-18, 2024 in Chicago, right before Goldschmidt2024

Registration: Cost is $260 (reg) / $210 (students). Includes lunch and coffee for both days, as well as a copy of the RiMG!


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NExSS

The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is a research coordination network whose role is to form a cohesive community of exoplanet researchers that transcends disciplines and funding stovepipes. It is led by teams funded by NASA Research & Analysis Programs from the Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Heliophysics and Earth Science Divisions that conduct interdisciplinary exoplanet research. NExSS helps lead or facilitate white papers, workshops, conferences, science and communications working groups, and other community activities that support exoplanet research.

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