Topics & Speakers
1. Interior structure & evolution – Ina Plesa, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Berlin, Germany
2. Volcanism & tectonism – Peter Brož, CAS Prague, Czechia
3. Geochemical and mineralogical constraints on aqueous processes on the Martian surface – Yuyan Zhao, Chengdu University of Technology, China
4. Surface geomorphology – Susan Conway, University of Nantes, France
5. Planetary Magnetism – Anna Mittelholz, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Harvard University Boston, USA
6. Martian meteorite – Yangting Lin, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, China
7. Upper atmosphere / thermosphere – Jun Cui, SUN YAT-SEN University, China
8. Space weather & radiation environment – Jingnan Guo, University of Science and Technology of China
9. Magnetosphere / solar wind interaction & escape – Beatriz Sanchez-Cano, University of Leicester, U.K.
10. Mars analog study and the search for life on Mars – Yiliang Li, University of Hongkong, China
11. Overview of Tianwen-1 mission and the recent scientific results – Ling Chen, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, China & Yang Liu, National Space Science Center, CAS, China
12. Europe’s Mars Exploration missions (present and future) – Colin Wilson，European Space Agency -European Space Research and Technology Centre（ESA-ESTEC）
We are pleased to announce a “Mars School”, to be run in May 2023 in Huairou,Beijing, China. It is jointly organised by the International Space Science Institute - Beijing (ISSI-BJ) and the European Space Agency (ESA), co-sponsored by National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences(NSSC, CAS).
Inspired by the scientific investigations conducted by an ever-growing fleet of missions, the Mars School aims to provide a broad overview of Martian planetary science, from its interior and surface to its atmosphere and interactions with space. Lectures will cover theoretical background & modelling to observation techniques & datasets, as well as the search for past or present life. The week will also include breakout discussions, social excursions, a poster session and potentially also a hands-on session with Mars mission data.
The following is a preliminary list of lecture topics (subject to change):
·Interior structure & evolution, Volcanism & tectonism, Mineralogy and climate evolution, Aqueous surface processes, Geomorphology
·Landscape evolution, Atmospheric dynamics, Atmospheric chemistry, Upper atmosphere
·Thermosphere, Aeronomy (airglows, aurorae etc), Space weather & radiation environment, Magnetosphere
·Solar wind interaction & escape, Habitability and the search for life on Mars, Chinese Mars missions – science investigations, European Mars missions – science investigations.
Lecturers and participants will be drawn both from Chinese and European Mars science communities;
Time and Place
The Mars School will take place over one week in 15-19 May 2023.
The venue for the workshop will be in Huairou Campus of National Space Science Center, Beijing.
The academic level of the lectures is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in planetary science. Further details about eligibility criteria will be forthcoming. 70 candidates from China and 10 candidates from Europe will be selected by SOC.
For the application, candidates should provide the CV, Motivation statement, Major Research interest and 1 supporting letter from Academic Advisor.
This will be an in-person event, including social programme; virtual participation is not foreseen. The language of the school will be English.
Some limited funding support for both Chinese and European participants will be available. There is no registration fee to attend the Mars School.
Announcements will be made via https://marsschool2023.casconf.cn/