Exoplanets and Planet Formation

11-15 December 2017

Shanghai, China

This international conference is devoted to the astrophysics of exoplanets. Among the more than 5000 exoplanets and candidates discovered so far are many extreme systems that are quite unlike our own solar system. Understanding these exoplanets, in conjunction with protoplanetary disks and the solar system planets, can provide new insights into the structure, formation and evolution of planetary systems.

The conference will consist of invited/solicited talks (mostly chosen from submitted abstracts) and posters. While all topics (observation and theory) of exoplanetary science are welcome, a general theme is planetary formation and evolution. To this end, related topics on protoplanetary disks and solar system planets will also be covered.

Formal Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration deadline: Nov.10;
Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 20

Only registered participants can submit abstracts. It is recommended that participants register early in order for LOC to provide timely assistance (e.g. invitation letter for visa and hotel reservation) if needed.

Key Dates and Schedule

Visa Information

Registration Fee and Payment Methods

Meeting venue and hotel information

NEW    Book of Abstracts Download

             Program Download

             Prepare Your Poster:

   The size of poster is 1.2 meters high by 0.9 meters wide.

   Posters may be attached to the boards using pushpins or 2-sided tape.

NEW    Instruction of Local Transportation Download


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  • Isabelle Baraffe (Exeter)
  • Willy Benz (Bern)
  • Eugene Chiang (Berkeley)
  • Debra Fischer (Yale)
  • Jian Ge (Florida)
  • Tristan Guillot (OCA)
  • Heather Knutson (Caltech)
  • Dong Lai, Co-Chair (Cornell)
  • Doug Lin (UCSC)
  • Jonathan Lunine (Cornell)
  • Renu Malhotra (Arizona)
  • Shude Mao (Tsinghua)
  • Karin Oberg (Harvard)
  • Fred Rasio (Northwestern)
  • Re'em Sari (Jerusalem)
  • Scott Tremaine (IAS)
  • Josh Winn, Co-Chair (Princeton)
  • Yanqin Wu (Toronto)
  • JiLin Zhou (Nanjing)

3D campus view.


  • Subo Dong (KIAA)
  • Jianghui Ji (PMO)
  • Yipeng Jing (SJTU)
  • Xiaoqun Wang (TDLI)