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Wednesday 9 December

10:00-11:00 -- Registration and coffee --
11:00-11:05 Welcome
Session 1: Transit & Radial Velocity Surveys (Chair: Dan Huber)
11:05-11:35 Jessie Christiansen (*): Kepler/K2, TESS, and opportunities for Australia
11:35-11:50 Chris Tinney: Australian Doppler Capabilities in the K2/TESS era
11:50-12:05 Duncan Wright: Planets around nearby M Dwarfs
12:05-12:20 John Bentley: Southern Hemisphere photometrically based M-dwarf catalogue
12:20-12:35 Jinglin Zhao: CARMENES End-to-End Simulation
12:35-13:45 -- Lunch--
Session 2: Transit & Radial Velocity Surveys continued (Chair: Jessie Christiansen)
13:45-14:00 Timothy Bovaird: An artificial Kepler dichotomy? Inclination and multiplicity distributions
14:00-14:15 Dan Huber: Giants Orbiting Giants: Planets around Evolved Stars with Kepler/K2
14:15-14:30 Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer: Characterisation of hot Jupiters by their IRIS2 secondary transits
14:30-14:45 Rob Wittenmyer: MINERVA: The first year of robotic science and plans for world domination
14:45-15:00 Joao Bento: Update on the current status of the RHEA spectrograph
15:00-15:15 Adam Rains: Improved Light Coupling Efficiency for Spectroscopy on Small Telescopes
15:15-15:30 Matthew Davie: Why you should look at your flat fields
15:30-15:35 Pposter sparkler session
15:35-16:00 --Break--
Session 3: Solar System + Transit & Radial Velocity Surveys cont. (Chair: Phil Bland)
16:00-16:30 Penny King (*): Solar-System Exoplanet Connection
16:30-16:45 Haiyang Wang: Consensus Elemental Abundances of the Bulk Earth and Proto-Sun
16:45-17:00 Donna Burton: Dating Active Young Stars
17:00-17:15 Dan Bayliss: Characterising transiting exoplanets with CHEOPS
17:15-17:30 Marcell Tessenyi: Twinkle - a UK space mission to explore faraway worlds
17:30-17:45 Giovanna Tinetti: Decoding the light from other worlds in our Galaxy
19:00 -- Workshop dinner at the Doncaster Hotel --

Thursday 10 December

Session 4: Direct Imaging & Planet Formation (Chair: Sarah Maddison)
9:00-9:30 Barnaby Norris (*): Direct Imaging & Planet Formation
9:30-9:45 Samuel Anastassiades: Planet formation by gravitational instability
9:45-10:00 Jonty Marshall: FIR and sub-mm imaging of HD 76582s circumstellar disk
10:00-10:15 Elodie Thilliez: Finding exoplanets via debris disc modeling
10:15-10:30 Peter Tuthill: New technologies for exoplanet imaging
10:30-11:00 -- Break --
Session 5: Direct Imaging & Planet Formation cont. (Chair: Jonty Marshall)
11:00-11:15 Christophe Pint: Observing the first steps of planet formation with ALMA
11:15-11:30 Daniel Price: Planet formation in dusty discs
11:30-11:45 Sarah Maddison: More evidence of dust pile up and growth at planet gaps
11:45-12:00 James Tocknell: The Effect of Non-Ideal MHD on Disc winds from Protoplanetary Discs
12:00-12:15 Rajika Kuruwita: Circumbinary protoplanetary disks and and their outflows
12:15-13:15 -- Lunch --
Session 6: Dynamics & Atmospheres (Chair: Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer)
13:15-13:45 Jonti Horner (*): Exoplanet Dynamics & Atmospheres
13:45-14:00 Rosemary Mardling: Kepler and Celestial Mechanics
14:00-14:15 Daniel Dindas: Transit Timing Variation: Plucking the planetary strings
14:15-14:30 Matthew Agnew: Dynamical stability study of Jovian-hosting exoplanetary systems
14:30-14:45 Jeremy Bailey: HIPPI and the Polarisation of Exoplanets
14:45-15:00 Daniel Cotton: Know the Star, know the planet: a polarimetricist's point of view
15:00-15:30 -- Break --
Session 7: Dynamics & Atmospheres cont. (Chair: Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer )
15:30-15:45 Brad Tucker: Google - LUV
15:45-16:00 Charley Lineweaver: Where Should We Look for Life?
16:00-17:00 Discussion
17:00 -- End of Workshop --
    (*) = invited talks

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