XMM-Newton 2021 Science Workshop



A high-energy view of exoplanets and their environments

24-28 May 2021

Organised by the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villafranca del Castillo
Madrid, Spain

The workshop will be held as a video conference.

(click to download full poster)

Aims and scope of the meeting

This workshop will bring together scientists working on exoplanets and their environments in relation to observables in the high-energy band with XMM-Newton and Chandra. Topics such as exoplanetary atmospheres, stellar high-energy irradiation, exoplanet formation, and interactions between stars and exoplanets will be explored. The wealth of current and upcoming exoplanet discovery missions such as TESS, CHEOPS and PLATO, as well as the continuing bright future of high-energy observations with missions like eROSITA and Athena make this workshop a timely event.


  • Exoplanet atmospheres
  • Stellar magnetic activity
  • Star-planet interactions
  • Extreme environments of planets
  • Star and planet formation
  • Future missions


The speaker programme can be downloaded here in PDF format.

Scientific Organising Committee

Costanza Argiroffi University of Palermo, Italy
Mario Guarcello Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Yamila Miguel University of Leiden, The Netherlands
James Owen Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Katja Poppenhaeger (chair) Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany
Luisa Rebull California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Jorge Sanz-Forcada Centro de Astrobiología, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Norbert Schartel (co-chair) European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain
Beate Stelzer Universität Tübingen, Germany
Peter Wheatley University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Scott Wolk Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonain, Cambridge, USA
Aline Vidotto University of Dublin, Ireland
Philippe Zarka Observatoire de Paris - CNRS, Meudon, France

Invited Speakers

Julián Alvarado-Gómez Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany
Vincent Bourrier University of Geneva, Switzerland
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont University College London, MSSL, Dorking, UK
Knicole Colon Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
Kevin France University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Boris Gaensicke University of Warwick, UK
Kate Isaak European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Colin Johnstone University of Vienna, Austria
Laura Kreidberg Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
Daria Kubyshkina University of Dublin, Ireland
Giuseppina Micela INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Ignazio Pillitteri INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
Heike Rauer Institute of Planetary Research & FU and TU Berlin, Germany
George Ricker Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Jan Robrade Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Evgenya Shkolnik Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Important DateS

End January 2021 Opening of Registration and Abstract Submission
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Deadline for Abstract Submission
Thursday 1st April 2021 Notification to Authors
Thursday 20th May 2021 Registration Deadline


Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for oral presentation is closed.

To submit an abstract for a poster presentation please click here:     

Decisions about accepted presentations (talks and posters) will be communicated by Thursday, 1st April 2021.



Deadline for registration is Thursday, 20 May 2021.

The registration will be free of charge. 

As the Local Organising Committee of the workshop, we assume that all participants share our commitment to create a meeting environment that values diversity and inclusion and therefore is free from harassment. We want to promote a diverse environment with respectful and courteous behaviour and therefore we expect all participants to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

For registration, please click here      


Virtual Workshop

The Workshop will be held as an online Video Conference. We anticipate Central European Time afternoon sessions only.



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Up-to-date information is always available via the workshop web page