Contact:  migration[AT]ast.cam.ac.ukLocation:  Cambridge UK
The migration issue: from protoplanets to supermassive black holes
May 22-24, Cambridge U.K.
This workshop is motivated by the broad similarities surrounding the theory of disc mediated migration on scales ranging from protoplanetary discs to galactic nuclei. Migration theory thus underpins our understanding of some of the most topical problems in contemporary astrophysics, i.e. the establishment of planetary system `architecture’ and the processes driving the merging of black holes.
We invite participants from both the protoplanetary disc and gravitational wave communities to attend this three day meeting which will address theory and numerical simulations of migration as well as its broader implications. We will also discuss new opportunities in both fields for observational calibration of the migration process (e.g. by observations using ALMA,SPHERE, GPI, LIGO, LISA, PTA….).
Abstracts for talks/posters should be submitted by 5 March 2017 via the on-line forms available on the conference website.
The number of participants is limited; we will inform applicants of the outcome of the selection process by mid March which will also mark the opening of on-line registration. We particularly encourage applications from junior researchers and can offer financial support to those with limited funds.