ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FWF Conference in Partnership with LFUI

Putting our Solar System in Context: Origin, Dynamical and Physical Evolution of Multiple Planet Systems

25-30 April 2010

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl (Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck), Austria

Chaired by:
- Dr. Mario G. Lattanzi
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, IT

- Dr. Alessandro Sozzetti
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, IT

NEWS: Click HERE for information on the current travel situation. Please fill out the form regarding your plans.


© Diagram left: DEEP FLY. Top Right: Karen Wehrstein. Middle Right: Courtesy of European Southern Observatory. Bottom Right: Wallpaper download from

NEW! Final Program available here.

There will be no short talks other than those listed on the final programme.

Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with pins.

Official list of invited speakers and accepted participants.

The present-day catalogue of extrasolar planets includes a panoply of astoundingly diverse systems containing more than one planetary companion. The observational data on multiple systems (orbital architectures, mass distributions, stellar host properties) have important implications for the proposed models of formation and early evolution of planetary systems, provide important clues on the relative role of several proposed mechanisms of dynamical interactions between forming planets, gaseous/planetesimals disks, and distant companion stars, and allow to measure the likelihood of formation and survival of terrestrial planets in the Habitable Zone of the parent star. Multiple-planet systems are thus clearly excellent laboratories to search for fossil evidence of formation and dynamical evolution mechanisms.

Conference flyer PDF (247 KB) Last updated 5-February-2010

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the registration form

Registration Deadline: 28 March 2010

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 14 March 2010
730 €
Registration and payment by 28 March 2010
800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener.. For more information, please click here


Practical Information

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria

Group transportation will be organised on the first and on the last day of the conference from Innsbruck. For more information please click here

The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-314 in any correspondence.