Asteroids and Comets - Inside Out Workshop - Tampere University of Technology

Asteroids and Comets - Inside Out Workshop

Asteroids and Comets - Inside Out Workshop (ACIO18), Tampere, September 4th-6th 2018

Latest news

September 3rd - September 7th: The Workshop and other related activities succesfully concluded! See below.
August 23rd, 2018: Schedule has been fixed and the Book of Abstracts has been added.
August 15h, 2018: The draft schedule of the workshop has been published on the Schedule page. If there are any notes or suggestions, please contact us via email: acio18 (at) tut .fi
August 13th, 2018: The abstract submission and registration has been closed, except for the Monday September 3rd event.
August 8th, 2018: Registration link to the separate space education seminar on Monday September 3rd have been added on the Registration page.
August 3rd, 2018: The abstract submission has been extended to the end of the registration period. The final deadline is on Friday August 10th, 23:59 UTC.
June 25th, 2018: The Registrations have been opened.
June 15th, 2018: The call for abstracts has been extended to August 3rd, 2018.
March 15th, 2018: The call for abstracts has been opened. Please find the submission instructions on the Call for Abstracts -page.


Workshop success!

The workshop was successful, and we would like to thank all co-organizers, interested parties and those that were there to help us!

Special thanks to Mikko Suominen for photography!


About the Workshop

This three-day workshop will concentrate on the recent developments in asteroid and comet research. It will cover both the surface and interior structures the latter of which still remain mainly unknown. Recently, both scientists and space organizations have indicated increasing interest towards the interior related to, e.g., the macroporosity, mineral composition, collisional evolution of the solar system, and also advancing the design of future asteroid deflection concepts. 

With this multidisciplinary workshop, our aim is to advance the formation of a concept for creating a complete 3D model of a small body. This will necessitate planetary science research, ground-based and spaceborne observations, versatile mathematical modeling and simulations, and mission design. The topics to be discussed will include: (1) Interior, (2) Shape, (3) Global structure, and (4) Planetary missions and mission design. Each keynote speaker will present a problem which will be tackled in a group. The findings by the groups will be reported and discussed in the end.

On Monday September 3rd, 2018, we will organize a satellite meeting concentrating on space education. Presentations in the category Space Education  will be part of the satellite meeting.

This workshop is supported by the Academy of Finland Key Project on Low and High Frequency Inverse Imaging and the AoF Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging. We welcome presentations regarding all these topics and look forward to meeting scientists and students from all over the world in Tampere.


Updated by: Mika Takala, 13.09.2018 22:42.
Keywords: science and research, asteroids and comets, space missions, applied mathematics, planetary science