MACH News | February 15, 2021

MACH Workshop

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In June, we will be hosting a virtual workshop with discussions focusing on atmospheric escape (including ion outflow) from planets and moons, and the influence of planetary magnetic fields and stellar inputs on atmospheric retention. Join other scientists representing diverse scientific disciplines such as Heliophysics, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, and Planetary Science for discussion and other fascinating interactions. 

The following concepts will be the focus of this workshop:

  • Atmospheric escape from planets
  • Ion outflow from planets
  • Influence of magnetic fields on atmospheric escape
  • Atmospheric/ionospheric chemistry related to atmospheric escape
  • Influence of stellar outputs and their variability on atmospheric escape
  • Influence of atmospheric escape on planetary evolution
  • Influence of Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling on atmospheric escape
  • Exoplanet atmospheric loss and star-planet interactions
  • Future challenges and connections to other scientific fields

For more information on this workshop and how to register, please visit: https://mach-center.org/workshop