From Exoplanets to Distant Galaxies

The first international conference on the science of SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics) mission will be held on 18-21 June, 2013. The conference is open to interested scientists from around the world. The primary aims of the conference are to introduce the scientific capabilities of the SPICA mission to the international community, and to foster interactions in the IR community on how to optimally utilise this new facility to further explore the physical processes in formation and evolution of planets, stars and galaxies.

Topics covered:

  • Galaxies formation and evolution as revealed in the infrared
  • The cycling of matter between stars, galaxies and the intergalactic medium
  • Planet formation and detection/Characterization of exoplanets