The 15th IMPRS Summer School


This webpage provides information for the 15th Heidelberg Summer School on the topic of


Planet formation in protoplanetary disks

Corona UPDATE:     The  school will take place as an online event.

Please apply as described below, further information will follow.

Application deadline is now July 31.


The 15th Heidelberg Summer School takes place August 31 - September 4



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)

Science talk speakers:

   Gesa Bertrang (MPIA),  Natalia Dzyurkevich (ITA),  Lucia Klarmann (MPIA),  Sebastian Marino (MPIA),  Paul Mollière (MPIA),  Gabriele Pichierri (MPIA)

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, will provide an introduction to the field with an emphasis on applications.

In addition to the formal lectures, there will be problem-solving sessions, career discussions, and a variety of social activities.


School format  

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


Further information / registration

Please read our further informations on the school and the application procedures under this link .

Here is the link to the application form.

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).

Registration deadline is June 1, 2020. Now moved to July 31, 2020

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