Session Details (PS03 (Re-Allo))


Session Details
Section PS - Planetary Sciences
Session Title Polarimetry As A Tool To Study The Solar System And Beyond
Main Convener(s) Dr. Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher (Space Science Institute, United States), padmayf@gmail.com
Co-convener(s) Dr. Ludmilla Kolokolova (University of Maryland, United States), ludmilla@astro.umd.edu
Dr. Herve Lamy (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium), herve.lamy@aeronomie.be
Dr. Zhibo Jiang (Purple Mountain Observatory, China), zbjiang@pmo.ac.cn
Prof. Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd (UPMC (Univ Paris 6), France), aclr@aerov.jussieu.fr
Session Description Polarimetry is a currently enjoying a rejuvenation in various astronomical applications. As a complementary techinque to imaging and spectroscopy, polarization allows the investigation of scatttering properties of variety of media ranging from planetary atmospheres, comets, small bodies (planetary satellites, asteroids, Kuiper Belt objects, etc.) to detection and characterization of exoplanets, brown dwarfs, star and planet forming regions; characterization of magnetic fields and search for optically active molecules in a search for habitability elsewhere than our earth. We invite contributions from observers, modellers, laboratory measurements, instrument designers and missions. We anticipate half to one day of presentations including oral and poster contributions.
Expected Duration of Session 1 hour 15 min oral block