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April 1 - Registration desk opens at 8:00

April 1 - 8:30 Welcome: Introduction and Aims

  1. April 1. 9:00 - 12:30 Composition of Cometary Ice and Dust
    1. 9:00 Anita Cochran: Invited Review of "The volatiles of comets observed through combined ground-based and space-based measurements"
    2. 9:30 Bernard Marty et al.: Invited Talk on "Noble gases and stable isotopes in comets"
    3. 9:45 Martin Cordiner et al.: Invited Talk on "Alma results for comets Lemmon and ISON"

      10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break and Start of Poster Session 1

    4. 10:30 Michael Toplis & H. Leroux: Invited Talk on "The connection between refractory materials in comets and asteroids"
    5. 10:45 Jean-Yves Chauffray & Jean-Loup Bertaux: UV Observations of the comets MachHolz 1 and ISON by SPICAV on Venus Express
    6. 11:00 Cecile Engrand, N. Bardin et al.: Ultracarbonaceous Antartic Micrometeorites: cometary grains collected in central Antarctic snow
    7. 11:15 Nicolas Biver et al.: The molecular diversity of comets as seen at radio wavelength
    8. 11:30 Jessica Sunshine et al.: Variations in Comet 103/P Hartley 2's Volatiles Up Close
    9. 12:00 Alice Decock et al.: Measurements of the forbidden oxygen lines in comets
    10. 12:15 A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd: Invited Talk on "The composition of the coma gas and dust based on optical properties"

      12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

  2. April 1. 14:00 - 16:30 Isotopic Composition of Comets
    1. 14:00 Dominique Bockelée-Morvan & Emmanuel Jehin: Invited Review on "Cometary Isotope Measurements"
    2. 14:30 Paul Hartogh: Invited Talk on "The D/H ratio in Hartley 2"
    3. 14:45 Philippe Rousselot et al.: The nitrogen isotopic ratio in comet's ammonia
    4. 15:00 Robert Brown: Invited Talk on "Experimental simulations of ice sublimation with implications for isotopic evolution of comets"
    5. 15:15 Hideyo Kawakita et al.: High-dispersion Spectroscopic Observations of Comet ISON during its outburst on 2013 Nov 15

      15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Start of Poster Session 2

    6. 16:00 Faure Mathilde et al.: Hydrogen/deuterium exchange in interstellar ice analogs
    7. 16:15 Ursina Calmonte et al.: On the prospective determination of nitrogen isotopic ratios with ROSINA onboard the Rosetta spacecraft

      16:30 Discussion and Completion of Poster Sessions 1 & 2

Poster Session 1 Presentations:

Yo-Ling Chuang & Yi-Jehng Kuan: Hourly Variation of Cometary Methanol Emission

M. R. Combi, Nicolas Fougere (presenting author) et al.: Water production rate of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) observed with the SWAN instrument on the SOHO spacecraft

Adeline Gicquel et al.: The volatile composition and taxonomy of comets C/2009 P1 (Garradd) and 103P/Hartey 2 from ground-based radio observations

Edith Hadamcik: Inferring Properties of Dust within Cometary Comae through Imaging Polarimetric Observations of the Scattered Light

Walter Harris et al.: Interferometric study of comets

Stefanie Milam et al.: Observations of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON): The Rise and Fall of a Great Comet

Sajad Safari Nezhad et al.: Characters and end of ISON

Cyrielle Opitom et al.: TRAPPIST monitoring of comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)

Lucas Paganini et al.: Analysis of comet C/2003 K4 (LINEAR) in context of our emerging IR chemical taxonomy

Susarla Raghuram & Anil Bhardwaj: Atomic oxygen visible emission lines in comets

Poster Session 2 Presentations:

Alice Decock et al.: Isotopic ratios of the light elements in the comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)

April 2 - 8:30 Welcome and Logistics

  1. April 2. 8:45 - 9:45 Laboratory studies to support comet measurements
    1. 8:45 Murthy Gudipati: Invited Talk on "Amorphous and crystalline ices - temperature and ice thickness dependent near and mid infrared spectroscopic studies"
    2. 9:00 Bastian Gundlach & Jürgen Blum: Invited Talk on "Laboratory experiments on cometary activity"
    3. 9:15 Irakli Simonia & Tsitsino Simonia: Complex Organic and Possible Prebiotics in the Cometary Matter
    4. 9:30 Naomi Murdoch et al.: Segregation of Regolith Particles in Low Gravity

      9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break and Start of Poster Sessions 3 & 4

  2. April 2. 10:15 - 12:30 Dynamics of the Formation of the Solar System
    1. 10:15 Hal Levison: Invited Review on "The connection between comets and the dynamical evolution of the solar system"
    2. 10:45 Jean-Marc Petit: Invited Talk on "The dynamical origin of Jupiter family comets"
    3. 11:00 Hans Rickman: Invited Talk on "Oort Cloud dynamics and formation"
    4. 11:15 Philippe Lamy: Invited Talk on "Subsurface Structure and Density of Cometary Nuclei as Tracers of their Formation and Evolution"
    5. 11:30 Pedro Lacerda: Ideas on Comet Formation
    6. 11:45 Michael Belton: TNO source objects for Jupiter family comets: Collisionally processed aggregates or primitive agglomerations?
    7. 12:00 Olivier Groussin et al.: Cometary nuclei in the thermal infrared: current status and future prospects
    8. 12:15 Dennis Bodewitts et al.: Aging Oort-Cloud Comets: The Evolving Activity of C/2009 P1 (Garradd)

    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


  3. April 2. 14:00 - 16:30 Composition of the Disc and Formation Conditions for Comets
    1. 14:00 Karen Willacy: Invited Review on "The composition of the Protosolar Nebula"
    2. 14:30 Cecilia Ceccarelli: Invited Talk on "The deuterium fractionation: the link between comets and the earliest phases of the Solar System"
    3. 14:45 Olivier Mousis et al.: Invited Talk on "The origin of the nitrogen deficiency in comets"
    4. 15:00 Steven Charnley et al.: Invited Talk on "Nitrogen fractionation in interstellar chemistry"
    5. 15:15 Philipp Gast et al.: Influence of the disk stage on the chemical composition of cometesimals
    6. 15:30 Erika Gibb et al.: Cosmogonic Indicators for Cometary Methane
    7. 15:45 Yves Ellinger et al.: On the origin of neutral Na in comet tails

      16:00 - 17:00 Coffee Break and Complete Poster Sessions 3 & 4

Poster Session 3 Presentations:

Gregoire Danger et al.: Analysis of volatile organic compounds and organic refractory residues coming from the heating of cometary ice analogs: an insight in complex cometary chemistry

H. Uwe Keller: Laboratory experiments relative to cometary activity

Poster Session 4 Presentations:

Robert Carlson: The tortured past of cometary molecules and grains: Energetic processing from molecular clouds to the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt

Alan Delamere et al.: Observation of Comets ISON and Siding Springs by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Jian-Yang Li et al.: Imaging C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) in Preparation for the Unique Natural Flyby of a Dynamically New Comet

April 3 - 8:30 Welcome and Logistics

  1. April 3. 8:45 - 9:45 Relevance of Comets to the History of the Planets and Moons
    1. 8:45 Michael Mumma: Invited Review on "The chemical composition of comets: Emerging taxonomies and natal heritage"
    2. 9:15 J. Hunter Waite et al.: Invited Talk on "The composition of the Enceladus plume and relevance to the composition of cometary ice and dust"
    3. 9:30 Kathleen Mandt et al.: Invited Talk on "Nitrogen isotopes in comets and the terrestrial planet atmospheres"

      9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break and Start of Poster Sessions 6 & 7

  2. 10:15-14:00 Upcoming Measurements
    1. 10:15 Michael A'Hearn: Invited Review on "New Insights gained from in situ measurements (with a special focus on Deep Impact results)"
    2. 10:45 Matt Taylor et al.: Invited Review on "Status of the Rosetta Mission"
    3. 11:15 Thomas Cravens: Invited Review on "The plasma environment of comets and implications for the Rosetta Mission measurements"
    4. 11:45 Paul Feldman: Invited Talk on "Cometary composition measured by Far-UV spectroscopy and prospects for Rosetta/Alice"

      12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

    5. 13:30 Wlodek Kofman et al.: Consert experiment on ROSETTA mission; its operations and scientific objectives
    6. 13:45 Kathrin Altwegg: Invited Talk on "Anticipated measurement by the ROSINA mass spectrometer"
    7. 14:00 Andrew Morse et al.: Invited Talk on "Ptolemy: an instrument to measure stable isotopic ratios of key volatiles on a cometary nucleus"
    8. 14:15 Paul Weissman : Some Critical Questions for Rosetta
    9. 14:30 Andrea Raponi et al.: Getting ready for VIRTIS-M on Rosetta encounter with 67P/CG: Tools for Spectral Analysis of Comet's Nucleus
    10. 14:45 Paul Van Allmen et al.: Measurements of Nucleus Thermal Properties with Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO)
    11. 15:00 Dirk Schmanke et al.: The Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer APXS on the Rosetta lander Philae to explore the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    12. 15:15 Tibor Kremic & Andy Cheng: Observing Comets From Stratospheric Balloon Platforms

      15:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break and Completion of Poster Sessions 6 & 7

Poster Session 6 Presentations:

M. Ali-Dib et al.: Resolving the discrepancy between the ice giants and cometary D/H ratios

Michael Simakov: Comets, chemical evolution and origins of life on Earth

Poster Session 7 Presentations:

Ninette Abou Mrad, et al.: Development and optimization of an analytical system for the identification of volatile organic compounds coming from the heating of cometary ice analogs

Anais Bardyn et al.: COSIMA: In situ chemical analysis of cometary dust grains during the ROSETTA mission

Maria B??cka et al: Variations of the radiation emitted from the dust and molecules of the inner coma of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Klim Churyumov: Physical parameters and morphology of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Mauro Ciarniello et al.: Monte Carlo simulations of light scattering from a cometary coma: application to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Vincent Debout et al.: A radiative transfer model for simulating VIRTIS/Rosetta molecular spectra

Gianrico Filacchione et al.: Global composition and temperature maps of comet 69P/CG from Rosetta/VIRTIS-M: plans, requirements and methods

Michaelangelo Formisano et al.: Thermal and Physical Evolution of 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko nucleus

Aurelie Guilbert-Leboutre & Rita Schulz: Pre-perihelion activity of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Myrtha Hässig et al.: ROSINA/DFMS calibration and capabilities to measure isotopic ratios at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Pierre Henri et al.: In-situ measurements of electron density and temperature for cometary chemistry

Seungwon Lee et al.: Measurements of Isotopologue ratios of H216O, H217O, and H218O with Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO)

Giovanna Rinaldi et al.: Scattered light Intensity from a cometary coma: application to the 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko


We will hold a special public outreach event on comets and Rosetta on Thursday night from 19:30 to 22:30. Dr. Dominique Bockelee-Morvan is the guest speaker and will be giving a talk titled "La sonde Rosetta en route pour explorer Churyumov-Gerasimenko." The special event will take place at:

Salle Duranti Osette
6 rue du Lieutenant Colonel Pelissier
Toulouse