Stardust ITN - Local training workshop: Collisions in the Solar system

11-13 February 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

Note: All accepted late abstracts will be assigned to poster session

The importance of collisions in shaping our Solar System has been recognized many years ago. Since that time, increasingly sophisticated tools have been developed for tracing the collisional history of various small-body populations, and understanding the role of collisions in producing observed features. This includes collisions involving the main-belt asteroids, near-Earth objects, and, in recent times, space debris. The aim of the workshop is to review the-state-of-the-art of the research on related topics, and to discuss directions for the future development. The meeting is particularly designed to prepare young researchers to start working in the field and to develop real projects.

The workshop will take place over three days (February 11 – 13, 2015), and will be held in Belgrade, Serbia. It is organized within the Stardust ITN, but is open to all interested researchers. We particularly welcome young scientists – PhD students and postdocs who can contribute fresh ideas.

It will be organized in problem-oriented sessions that will include: invited reviews, contributed talks and posters. Moreover, 6 hours will be devoted to the mini-projects/tutorials related to the topics presented by invited speakers. In these projects PhD students and postdocs will have a chance to apply the acquired knowledge to the solution of practical problems. In addition, there will be a complementary skill lecture, a round table discussion, and one public outreach event. The schedule of the workshop will also allow plenty of time for open discussion. To keep a small meeting atmosphere at most 50 participants will be admitted.

Main Topics:
- Asteroid Origins and Characterization
- Collisional Asteroid Families
- Collision and Impact Modeling
- Asteroid Orbit and Size Distribution Modeling
- Recent, Ongoing and Future Sky-Surveys
- Orbit and Attitude Determination
- Long Term Orbit and Attitude Evolution
- Debris Particle Cloud Modeling and Simulation


Organizing Committee:
Giovanni F. Gronchi, University of Pisa, Italy
Zoran Knežević, Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, Serbia
Andrea Milani, University of Pisa, Italy
Bojan Novaković, Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Invited speakers:
Mira Brož, Astronomical Institute, Charles University, Czech Republic
Mikael Granvik, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Detlef Koschny, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Alessandro Rossi, IFAC-CNR, Florence, Italy
Paolo Tanga, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Université di Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Kleomenis Tsiganis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Important Dates:
Registration and Abstract submission deadline: 16 December 2014

Kolarac Foundation, Studentski trg 5, Belgrade

Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union
Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade
University of Pisa
European Union
Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union
Marie Curie Training Network

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