Meeting Location and Date
Accretion: Building New Worlds Conference will be held August 15–18, 2017 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, which is housed in the USRA building at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058.
Purpose and Scope
Accretion: Building New Worlds is the first topical conference of LPI’s “The First Billion Years” initiative. The conference will focus on processes of star formation and of circumstellar disks that lead to planetary systems, like our own, with planetary bodies, both silicate-rich and volatile-rich. These planetary bodies and their subsequent evolutions provide the bases for habitable environments and for the origin of life as we know it. The goal of this topical conference is to integrate the disparate stories of planetary accretion, both physical and chemical, into a consistent (although understandably incomplete) whole.
The Accretion conference will encompass the formation and aggregation of dust and gas to embryos to planets, and include astronomical observations of circumstellar disks, chemical and physical data from the solar system materials (meteorites, etc.), and simulations of physical and chemical processes of accretion. All relevant data and ideas are welcome.