Prof. Dr. Ildar Shaikhislamov, Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia, will talk about "Modeling the atmospheric winds of hot exoplanets in interaction with stellar winds and interpretation of observations"
Prof. Dr. Sascha Quanz, ETH Zürich, will talk about the LIFE initiative - the atmospheric characterization of terrestrial exoplanets in the mid-infrared with a large space-based nulling interferometer.
Prof. Mark Marley (University of Arizona / NASA Ames) will discuss why there is often a lack of collaboration between exoplanet researchers and the more traditional solar system researchers, and demonstrate the potential of exoplanet/Solar System synergies with a few examples of successful collaborations in the fields of atmospheric chemistry.
Tim Flohrer (head of the Space Debris Office, Space Safety Programme Office, ESA-ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany) will present
the Space Debris problem. How can laser technology contribute to a sustainable solution?