Division F: Planetary Systems and Astrobiology

Division F Days : Planetary Systems and Astrobiology

SOC of Division F Days:

Antonella Barucci (Chair, President Div.F),

Joseph Nuth (Co-Chair, President Commission F3)

Commission Presidents: Margaret D. Campbell-Brown (F1), Jack Lissauer (F2), Joseph Nuth (F3), Irina Belskaya (F4), Fabrizio Bernardi  (X2)


Day 1 August 9th


Section 1 (10:30 – 12:00): Division and Commission F1, F3 & F4 reports, PhD prize on exoplanets, NEO space mission results, Definition of a planet


10:30-10:40  Maria A. Barucci: Introduction and status of Div. F

10:40-11:00 Megan Weiner Mansfield: Potential detections of M-dwarf rocky planet atmospheres and a trend in atmosphere occurrence (PhD Prize 2023, remote)

11:00-11:10  Jean-Luc Margot: Proposed Follow-up to IAU Resolution B5 (2006) “Definition of a Planet in the Solar System”

11:10-11:20  Margaret D. Campbell-Brown: Commission F1 report (remote)

11:20-11:30  Joseph Nuth: Commission F3 report

11:30-11:40  Irina Belskaya: Commission F4 report (remote)

11:40-12:00  Patrick Michel: Recent results of NEO space missions and perspectives (Invited, remote)

Section 2 (13:30 – 15:00): Astrobiology

13:30-13:50  Athena Coustenis: Exploration of habitable worlds in the solar system (Invited)

13:50-14:10  Shogo Tachibana: Evolution of Carbonaceous Asteroids as a Factory of Prebiotic Molecule (Invited)

14:10-14:20  John R. Brucato: Ethanolamine stability in simulated space conditions

14:20-14:30  Abubakar Fadul: Detection of Complex Organic Molecules in the protoplanetary disk of V883 Ori

14:30-14:40  Valeska Molina: From Bacteria to Exoplanets: a pioneering approach to biosignature detection

14:40-14:50  Amri Wandel:  Subglacial Habitability from the Solar System to Exoplanets

14:50-15:00  Moola Mutondo: ExtremeLifeLab: A Toolbox for Field-based Astrobiology Research in Resource-Poor Contexts

Day 2: August 12th  

Section 3 (10:30 – 12:00): Exoplanets

10:30-10:50  Malena Rice: A Dynamical Synthesis of Planetary Systems (PhD Prize 2022)

10:50-11:00  Vardan Elbakyan: Dust growth and pebble formation in the initial stages of protoplanetary disk evolution (remote)

11:00-11:10  Amina Diop: Constraining the Gas Mass of Protoplanetary Disks: From CO to Multi-Molecular Approaches

11:10-11:20  Yeva Gevorgyan: Equivalence between simple multilayered and homogeneous laboratory-based rheological models in planetary science

11:20-11:30  Swastik Chowbay: The search for Planets around LkCa 15

11:30-11:40  Amina Boulkaboul: New candidate planetary companion to the radial velocity standard star HIP10301

11:40-12:00 Rafael Luque: The demographics of small transiting exoplanets (Invited)



Section 4 (13:30 – 15:00): Asteroids, comets & TNOs, reports of X2 commission and A-F Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates

13:30-13:40  Brent Archinal: Report from the Division A & F Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements

13:40-13:50  Ryan S. Park: X2 – Cross-Division A-F Commission Solar System Ephemerides report

13:50-14:00  Julio Fernández:The depletion of the asteroid belt and the impact history of the terrestrial planets

14:00-14:10  Sonia Fornasier:  Ice on comets: Lessons learned from the Rosetta mission

14:10-14:20  Gonzalo Tancredi: A survey of comets in the vicinity of Jupiter

14:20-14:30  Steven R. Chesley: Orbital and physical characterization of asteroid Dimorphos following the DART impact

14:30-14:40  Youngmin JeongAhn:  Korea’s Pre-Earth Encounter Fly-by Mission to Apophis

14:40-14:50  Gulchehra Kokhirova: A family of asteroids with comets-like orbits associated with the DELTA-CANCRIDS meteoroid stream

14:50-15:00 General Discussion


Section 5 (15:30 – 17:00): Planetary system and exoplanets

15:30-15:40  Heidi Becker: Juno’s exploration of Jupiter’s moons, ring system, and dark side with its Stellar Reference Unit camera

15:40-15:50  Glenn Orton: Results of Observations of the Jovian System by Juno and a Network of Earth-Based Astronomical Observing Stations (remote)

16:50-16:00  Jack Connerly: Dust in the solar system measured by the Juno spacecraft en route to Jupiter

16:00-16:10  Hans Deeg: Photometric Follow-up for the PLATO Space Mission – an Opportunity for Southern-Hemisphere Observers

16:10-16:20  Jan Subjak: From giant planet to brown dwarf: evidence for deuterium burning in old age?

16:20-16:30  Aruna Devi: Detection of sulphur cycle in Enceladus using latest technology advancements (remote)

16:30-16:40  Jack J. Lissauer: Commission F2 report (remote)

16:40-16:50 William Welsh: What If Earth Orbited TRAPPIST-1?

16:50-17:00  Ronald Lopez: The Development of a Superconducting MKID High Resolution Multi-Object Spectrometer Testbed for the Detection and Characterization of Exoplanets


Poster sessions: 

August 9th  10:00-10:30: Astrobiology & Exoplanets

Christian Lorenz:   UV photo-degradation of the secondary lichen substance parietin: a multi-spectroscopic analysis in astrobiology perspective

Gizo    Vashakidze: Graph Algorithmic Thinking for the Waw! Signal. The first contact

Pallavi  Kajrekar: Probing the Origins of Biomolecular Handedness with SKA Surveys for Sugar and Amino Acid Enantiomers

Cintia Cabada: Advances in culture of marine tardigrades: an astrobiological model for other oceanic worlds

Paola Cunha: Simulation of potentially habitable environments on the surface of exoplanets

Francis Zong Lang: An Earth-sized Exoplanet Orbiting an M2 Star

Ailar    Alizadehsabegh:    Simulation of the Planetary Mass-Radius Relation Using Machine Learning

William DeRocco:  Rogue worlds and black holes in the era of Roman

August 9th  15:00 – 15:30:  Exoplanets 

Thiago Ferreira dos Santos: The Aligned Orbit of TOI-2533 b, a Transiting Brown Dwarf Orbiting an F8-type Star

Anupma Choudhary: Beyond the Stars: Revolutionizing Exoplanet Detection with Vision Transformers in Time-Series Data

Mansur Ibrahimov: Exotic Red Flare on the Stars as Exo-Asteroid Manifestations

Conaire Deagan: High Precision Astrometry: Not just for exoplanets!

Andama Geoffrey: Which stars can form planets: Planetesimal formation at low metallicities

Lucas Cieza: The Ophiuchus Disk Survey Employing ALMA (ODISEA): project updates

Scott  Wolk: X-rays in the Prime of Life

August 12th  10:00-10:30: Small bodies & Planetary system

Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo: Lightcurves and colors of 11 small Near-Earth Asteroids

Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo: The Vatican Observation Meteor Research Program (VOMRP)

Anatoliy Kazantsev: A possible mechanism for the origin of the dwarf planets in the Kuiper belt

Llelani Coetzer:  Investigating Links between Mechanical Properties, Petrography, and Geochemistry of Meteoritic Materials to Comment on the Early Breakup of Meteoritic Materials on Atmospheric Entry

Zhijian Xu:    Observation, Behavior and Origin Tracing of Fireballs by PMO-SU Fireball Network

Santiago Torres: The Dynamical Evolution of Planets Orbiting Interacting Binaries

Bojing Zhu: A new ARM-based CPU implementation of the RHPIC-LBM code

James Welsh: Radioactivity of Saturn’s D-Ring

August 12th 15:00 – 15:30:  Planetary system

Isreal  Elijah: Analysis of Atmospheric Precursors Associated with Earthquake (Seismic Activities) during Solar Cycle 24

Albert Pacupac: The MUIWAST Space telescope, Its instruments and The Omega Super Telescopes Project

James Welsh: Variations in Background Radiation over Earth’s History

Daniel Santos-Costa: Multi-interferometric Investigation of Outer Planets Magneto-bremsstrahlung Radiation in Support of Planetary Exploration

Scott Bolton: Juno Results on the Origin and Evolution of Jupiter

Ho Jin: The lunar magnetic field investigation with the KPLO magnetometer instrument payload

Ram   Kishor:  Non-linear stability analysis for perturbed non-collinear equilibrium point in non-resonance case

Participating Commissions

Inter-Division A-F Commission Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
Inter-Division E-F-G Commission Impact of Magnetic Activity on Solar and Stellar Environments
Commission F1 Meteors, Meteorites and Interplanetary Dust
Commission F2 Exoplanets and the Solar system
Commission F3 Astrobiology
Commission F4 Asteroids, Comets & Transneptunian Objects

Commission X2: Cross-Division A-F Commission Solar System Ephemerides

Inter-Division Working Groups

Inter-Division A-F WG Cartographic Coordinates & Rotational Elements
Inter-Division A-F WG Near Earth Objects

You can learn more about the work of Division F at this website: https://iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/divisions/F/