Planets, Stars and Discs:
A Golden Age for Particle and Gas Dynamics

July 9-13, 2018, Oxford

Celebrating the 70th birthday of

John Papaloizou, FRS

Conference pictures, courtesy of Daniel Fabrycky: picture 1 , picture 2

This conference will celebrate John Papaloizou, as he moves into his eighth decade, and his key contributions to dynamical astrophysics, from planets to stars to discs to galaxies. Throughout his career, John has been at the forefront of many of the most important dynamical problems of contemporary astronomy. From planetary migration and gap opening, to tidal interactions in stars and discs, to dynamical stability, to resonances, to stellar oscillations, John's contributions have been consistently path-breaking. This get-together will assemble many of the world's leading researchers in the numerous fields John has contributed to, with a strong focus on particle and gas dynamics. The topics will span the entire range of John's interests... from planets to stars to discs to galaxies.


The Conference will be hosted at the Denys Wilkinson Building, which is on Keble Road, at the corner of Banbury Road (postcode OX1 3RH, building 4 on this map ). It is part of the Physics Department at Oxford University. The Conference will be held in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, which is on Level 5 (one level above reception).

Conference welcome reception and dinner:

There will be a welcome reception on Sunday 8th July at 6 pm at the conference venue. The conference dinner will be held on Thursday 12th July at St Anne's College.


Caroline Terquem, Steven Balbus, Leanne O'Donnell