The 15th IMPRS Summer School


This webpage provides information for the 15th Heidelberg Summer School on the topic of
Planet Formation in Protoplanetary Disks

The  school took place as an online event.

The 15th Heidelberg Summer School took place August 31 - September 4 in the "Mathematikon", more specifically in the Institute for Computer Science,  IWR,  address "Im Neuenheimer Feld 205" (or "INF 205"), seminar rooms A-C (ground floor).


IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD):

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.

Scientific organizing committee:   

Bertram Bitsch, Mario Flock, Paola Pinilla   (all at MPIA).

School lecturers:

Pablo Benítez Llambay   (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
Cornelis P. Dullemond   (ITA, University of Heidelberg)
Michiel Lambrechts   (Lund Observatory)
Yamila Miguel   (Leiden Observatory)
Catherine Walsh   (Leeds University)

Scope of the School:

The 2020 Heidelberg Summer School will focus on different aspects of planet formation in Protoplanetary Disks.

The following questions will be addressed during this school:

- How do planets interact with Protoplanetary Disks?
- How does radiative transfer in disks work?
- What do protoplanetary discs look like and what are they made of?
- How do planets form?
- What can we learn from exoplanets?

Five distinguished invited lecturers, along with an assortment of local experts, provided an introduction to the field with an emphasis on applications.

In addition to the formal lectures, there were problem-solving sessions, career discussions, and a variety of social activities. The 2021 Heidelberg Summer School did  focus on the most relevant aspects of stellar astrophysics, insofar they are relevant for the interaction of stars with each other, and with their planetary systems.

School format  

Our  schools have four main components spread throughout the week
1. A series of structured lectures given by the invited lecturers.
2. Problem-solving sessions based on the topics given in the lectures.
3. Presentations by local experts to open specific scientific problems.
Canceled (Covid):  4. A social program to enable and encourage scientific interaction between students, lecturers and speakers.

Further information / registration

Here is a link to the program.

Here is a list of participants.

Here is a link to the school lecture material and further information (PW-protected).