527. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar
Plasma and Radiation Environment in Astrospheres and Implications for the Habitability of Extrasolar Planets
10 - 15 March 2013, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Organization: PD Dr. Horst Fichtner & Dr. Klaus Scherer, Group Heliophysics, RUB
For this Heraeus seminar the emphasis is put on five key questions for the following topics:
Astrospheres: What is the spectrum of the cosmic ray flux outside an astrosphere and how is it transported through it?
Stellarspheres: How does the host star influence the exo-planetary environment by its electromagnetic radiation and energetic particle production?
Magnetospheres: What are the possible magnetosphere configurations of an exo-planet and what is its influence on the transport of energetic particles?
Atmospheres: How does the chemistry, the atmospheric dynamics and interaction with energetic particles influence the observability of an exo-planet?
Biospheres: Can possible signatures of life such as atmospheric ozone, methane be observed, and what is their possible contamination by energetic particle and radiation processes in the exo-planetary atmosphere?