From Dust to Terrestrial Planets

Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop, 15–19 February 1999, Bern, Switzerland

  • W. Benz
  • R. Kallenbach
  • G. W. Lugmair

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. From Dust to Terrestrial Planets — Introduction

    1. Reinald Kallenbach, Willy Benz, Günter W. Lugmair
      Pages 1-10
  3. Disk Formation, Stability, and Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Alan P. Boss, Harri A. T. Vanhala
      Pages 13-22
    3. Fred C. Adams, Gregory Laughlin
      Pages 23-38
    4. Steven A. Balbus, John F. Hawley
      Pages 39-54
    5. Pawel Artymowicz
      Pages 69-86
  4. Formation of Compounds and First Solids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. John A. Wood
      Pages 97-112
    3. Bradley S. Meyer, Donald D. Clayton
      Pages 133-152
    4. Hsien Shang, Frank H. Shu, Typhoon Lee, Alfred E. Glassgold
      Pages 153-176
    5. François Robert, Daniel Gautier, Bérangère Dubrulle
      Pages 201-224
    6. Alexander Shukolyukov, Günter W. Lugmair
      Pages 225-236
  5. Formation of Planetesimals and Planetary Embryos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. George W. Wetherill, Satoshi Inaba
      Pages 311-320
  6. Formation and Evolution of Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Caroline Terquem, John C. B. Papaloizou, Richard P. Nelson
      Pages 323-340
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-423

About these proceedings


The workshop "From Dust to Terrestrial Planets" was initiated by a working group of planetary scientists invited to ISSI by Johannes Geiss in November 1997. The group split to focus on three topics, one of which was the history of the early solar system, including the formation of the terrestrial planets in the inner solar system. Willy Benz, Gunter Lugmair, and Frank Podosek were invited to convene planetary scientists, astrophysicists, and cosmochemists to synthesize the current knowledge on the origin and evolution of our inner planetary system. The convenors raised the interest of scientists from all over the world in the detailed assessment of the available astronomical, chronological, geochemical and dynamical constraints of the first period of inner solar system evolution. In partic­ ular, this included appraisal of the newest results from astronomical observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Space Observatory, and other space and ground-based facilities of solar-like systems and nebular disks, possibly repre­ senting early stages of the solar accretion disk and planet formation. At the same time, the current models of the origin, evolution, transport, and accretion processes of circum stellar disks were presented. This included the new insights provided by the recent discovery of extrasolar giant planets, which were considered insofar as they are relevant to the overall dynamics of the inner part of the solar system.


Accretion Migration Planet Solar System extrasolar planet formation solar space physics

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Benz
    • 1
  • R. Kallenbach
    • 2
  • G. W. Lugmair
    • 3
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut der Universität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.KosmochemieMax-Planck-Institut für ChemieMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5807-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4146-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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