Although the solar system formed more than 4.5 Gyr ago there still exist a number of indicators to the conditions at the time of its formation. Meteorites, the composition of the Kuiper belt and even today’ s properties of the solar system planets give clues to the solar system’s early history. However, there is an ongoing debate on how to interpret these properties.
This second workshop “The Formation of the Solar System” again has the aim to bring together researchers working in the various fields involved in this quest. It turns out that this is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour, requiring knowledge of super novae explosions, meteorites, cosmochemistry, structure and evolution of circumstellar discs, star cluster dynamics, and the early dynamical evolution of planetary systems.
Therefore, contributions of the conference tackling the following subjects are welcome:
• Time scales of the dust and planetesimal growth for the solar system
• Models of the Kuiper belt formation
• The role of the stellar environment, with emphasis on star cluster dynamics
• Early planetary system development
• Future evolution of the solar system