›New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics. III. A Panchromatic View of Solar-like Stars, With and Without Planets
We are pleased to announce the new Puerto Vallarta conference on "New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics". This is the third meeting of a series aimed at stressing the importance of stellar physics to understand the properties of stars and stellar systems at different scales. In the first meeting, in 2001, we reviewed the impact of stellar physics on global properties of stellar aggregates up to cosmological scales. In the second meeting, held in 2007, we focused on the UV interval to review our current knowledge on the properties of nearby and distant evolved stellar populations. In the proposed event for 2012 we want to bring out the attention to the multi-wavelength analyses of solar like (H-fueled) stars and address some of the important recent findings related to exoplanet search.Solar like stars have been subjects of analyses by their own right over the years. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that the study of these stars has been boosted by the discovery of hundreds of exoplanets orbiting them. This conference would be a timely and unique opportunity to collect an up to date view of the outcomes from various on-going surveys aimed at studying normal main sequence stars from the UV to radio frequencies, as well as to review our current knowledge on the correlation of stellar properties with the presence of (proto) planets. This fresh panorama will undoubtedly help on the preparation of future studies, mainly those related to exoplanet search.
Among the main topics to be discussed are:
Surveys of Solar-Like Stars at (sub-)millimeter wavelengths
Protoplanetary and Debris Disks: models and observations
The Age of Intermediate-type Main Sequence Stars
Star-Planet Connection: Chemical Abundances, Stellar Activity, and Interactions
Stellar Noise in Exoplanet Searches
Other Suns Hosting other Earths
Habitability Amongst Exoplanets
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