October 16 - 18, 1996
A workshop to bring together scientists searching for extrasolar planets with those planning a new generation of space instrumentation. The program will include:
- New programs for the detection and study of planets (interferometry, photometry, microlensing).
- Recent progress in the search for extrasolar planets (radial velocity and astrometric programs, direct imaging).
- The astrophysical context of planet detection (proto-planetary disks, low-mass companions to stars, models of planet formation, astrophysical limits to the techniques).
- Spinoffs and benefits of planet detection programs and contributions of these programs to understanding planet formation and evolution (astrophysics using small-field interferometry, NGST).