Second Circular


10 - 15 January 2011


Seapal Suma, a casual seaside resort located in the west part of Kobe, Japan

Address: 1-1-1 Sumaura-dori, Suma, Kobe 654-0055 Japan
Phone: +81 78 731 6815 / Fax: +81 78 734 1896

Japanese site:
English Site:

Objective and Scope:

The objective of CPS International School of Planetary Sciences is to promote education and research in planetary sciences for highly motivated graduate students and young researchers worldwide. It will offer them an opportunity to interact with leading scientists in a specific field of the year. Note that “Planetary Sciences” includes astronomy (astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, etc.), geosciences, space science, and other related fields.

Topic of the coming school

"Theory of Stellar Evolution and Its Applications
 -- From the First Stars to Planet-Hosting Stars and Gas Giant Planets"

The main part of the school will be a series of lectures on the structure and evolution of stars with various masses including gas giant planets and on the effects of mass loss and stellar rotation upon them. Then a series of lectures follow on their contributions to the nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of the Milky Way and dwarf galaxies in the local group and to the evolutionary characteristics of planet-hosting stars from theoretical and observational viewpoints. The development of our understandings in these fields has been achieved by recent observations with large ground-based telescopes and space telescopes and owing to large-scaled surveys of metal-poor stars, supernova searches and searches for exo-planetary systems.

CPS 7th International School has a special session dedicated to the memory of Prof. Chushiro Hayashi who was one of the founders of the theory of stellar evolution and passed away in 2010.

Internationally well-established experts in various fields will review recent progress in our understandings of those fields.


Monday, January 10

15:00 Registration Opens

17:00-18:00 Reception

18:00-19:30 Dinner

19:30-21:00 Poster session

Tuesday, January 11

Opening talk: Yoshitsugu Nakagawa (CPS, Japan)

Lecture I
Daiichiro Sugimoto (Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Why the Stars and the Universe Evolve?
No contradiction between structure formation in the universe and the 2nd law of thermodynamics
Physics of self-gravitating system coupled with thermodynamics i.e., Gravothermodynamics

Fundamentals of Stellar Structure and Evolution
Non-linear nature of the stellar structure which distinguish them from systems in laboratories
Unified interpretations for different stages of evolution: from gravitational contraction through stable and unstable nuclear burning phases

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:45-14:45, 15:00-16:00
Lecture II
Peter R. Wood (Australian National University, Australia)
Evolution, Mass Loss and Variability of Low- and Intermediate-Mass Stars
Evolutionary and nucleosynthetic characteristics of low- and intermediate-mass stars
Observational characteristics of AGB stars
Mass loss from low- and intermediate-mass stars
Variability of low- and intermediate-mass stars
Planetary nebulae and white dwarfs as their end products

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:15, 17:30-18:30
Lecture III
Georges Meynet (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Evolution of Massive Stars and the Effects of Rotation
Summary of the evolution of massive stars
Effects of rotation and magnetic fields on the massive star evolution and nucleosynthesis
Their consequences on observed characteristics through the production of light elements and short-lived radioactive nuclei.

19:00-20:00 Dinner

20:00-21:00 Poster session

Wednesday, January 12

8:45-9:45, 10:00-11:00
Lecture IV
Alexander Heger (University of Minnesota, USA)
Explosive Nucleosynthesis (Type II and Pair Instability SNe)
Final fates of a massive star depending on mass, metallicity and instabilities
Explosion and nucleosynthesis of core-collapse supernovae, pair-instability supernovae, and remnant masses
Effects of pulsation/oscillation instabilities and nuclear reaction rate uncertainties
Gamma-ray burst progenitors

11:15-12:15, (TBA)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:45-14:45, 15:00-16:00
Lecture V
Stanley P. Owocki (University of Delaware, USA)
Mass loss from Massive, Luminous Stars
- Physics of radiative driving by line vs. continuum scattering
- Mass loss models for OB, Wolf-Rayet, and Luminous Blue Variable stars.
- Instabilities, wind shocks, clumping, and porosity
- Effect of rotation, magnetic fields, and binarity

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:15, 17:30-18:30
Lecture VI
Martin Asplund (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Germany)
The chemical composition of the Sun and solar-type stars
Stellar atmospheres and spectroscopy
The solar chemical composition

19:00-20:00 Dinner

20:00-21:00 Poster session

Thursday, January 13

The chemical composition of the Sun and solar-type stars
Elemental abundances in stars with and without planets

10:00-11:00, 11:15-12:15
Lecture VII
Jonathan J. Fortney (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Structure and Evolution of Gas Giant Planets
Components and their origins
Physics of warm-dense matter, --- metallic hydrogen, helium immiscibility, water and rock under high pressure
Atmospheric structure and chemistry, and affect on evolution -
Influence of proximity to parent stars and differences between hot and cool Jupiters
Results from space craft (Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and Juno) and space telescopes (Kepler, CoRoT, Spitzer etc.)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30- Excursion

Friday, January 14

8:45-9:45, 10:00-11:00
Lecture VIII
Andrea Ferrara (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)
Star formation in the early Universe
formation of pop III.1 and III.2 stars by cosmological simulations
metal enrichment of the universe
criteria for the formation of less-massive pop II stars
observational challenges to detect the first stars or the first galaxies

Lecture IX
Eline Tolstoy (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Chemical Evolution of the Milky Way and Local Group Galaxies
Current understandings of the properties of stellar populations in the Milky Way and Local Dwarf Galaxies
Chemical evolution and star formation history; nucleosynthetic signatures and metallicity distribution functions
Similarities and differences of their properties in the context of hierarchical galaxy formation scenario

12:30-13:30 Lunch


Lecture X
Arlette Noels (Université de Liège, Belgium)
Asteroseismology: a tool to unveil stellar interiors
Stellar oscillations across the HR diagram
Theory of stellar oscillations
Sun and solar-like stars

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

Asteroseismology: a tool to unveil stellar interiors
Red giant stars - Stellar population synthesis
Massive stars
What can we learn from asteroseismology about
- global parameters,
- internal mixing: overshooting and rotation,
- discontinuities and sharp features location

Memorial Lecture for Prof. Chushiro Hayashi
The Discovery of Hayashi Phase and His Way of Thinking
Daiichiro Sugimoto (Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

19:00-21:00 Banquet

Saturday, 15 January

7:00-9:00 Breakfast

End of School

Abstract Submission for Poster Presentation:

- If you chose to present your poster on your registration form, your abstract upload deadline is 27 November 2011

- For those who will be receiving CPS travel grant, you are to present your poster at the poster session. Please upload your abstract no later than 27 November.

- Your abstract is to be uploaded through our website. Log on to CPS web site where you apply for your registration, then click conference at the right column. Click "Presentation Registration" then go to "new" to upload your abstract

Registration Fee:

10,000 JPY is to be paid by CASH ONLY. Please pay at the registration desk upon arrival.



- 4 persons share one traditional Japanese-style tatami room

- The room has a toilet but no bathtub nor shower

- An ocean-view public bath located at the top floor is available until 23:00 daily


- Western style twin rooms with a shower are available for single use

- Please let us know should you prefer to stay in a Japanese-style room

Rates per person in Japanese Yen

Standard, 4 in 1 room Single Use
47,000 62,000*
*Reserved for Lecturers

- The rate includes 13 meals during your stay in Seapal Suma

- Please make a payment at the hotel front desk upon arrival

- Payment can be made by cash or credit cards (visa, master, amex, diners, and JCB)


- Half-day excursion will be organized on Wednesday afternoon. If you wish to join the short trip, please sign up at the registration desk.

- The destination will be given in the next circular.

- Note that the registration fee, 10,000 JPY, does not include any excursion expenses as well as the dinner on Wednesday.


in JPY
From to by mins fare

Kansai Int'l Airport Kobe, Sannomiya Bus 65-75 1,900
JR Sannomiya Sta Sumakaihinkoen JR Local train 15 170
Sumakaihinkoen Seapal Suma Walk 8 0
From to by mins fare

Kansai Int'l Airport Kobe Airport Ferry 30 1,500
Kobe Airport Seapal Suma Taxi 30 6,000*
*Note that taxi fare is subject to change due to traffic conditions
From to by mins fare

Kobe Airport Sannomiya Port Liner 18 320
JR Sannomiya Sta Sumakaihinkoen JR Local train 15 170
Sumakaihinkoen Seapal Suma Walk 8 0
From to by mins fare

Osaka Itami Airport Kobe, Sannomiya Bus 40 1,020
JR Sannomiya Sta Sumakaihinkoen JR Local train 15 170
Sumakaihinkoen Seapal Suma Walk 8 0

Important Dates:

All deadline times are 23:59 Japanese Standard Time, UTC+9

22 August 2010 Travel Grant Application Deadline
29 August 2010 Registration Application Deadline
9 September 2010 Result Notification
27 November 2010 Abstract Submission Deadline for Poster Presentation
10-15 January 2011 CPS 7th International School of Planetary Sciences

Organizing Committee:

Advisory Committee
 Ken-ichi Nomoto IPMU, The University of Tokyo
 Hiroyasu Ando National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
 Takashi Kozasa Hokkaido University
 Hiromoto Shibahashi The University of Tokyo
 Nobuo Arimoto National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
 Toshitaka Kajino National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
 Toshikazu Shigeyama RESCEU, The University of Tokyo
 Issei Yamamura ISAS/JAXA
 Wako Aoki National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
 Masahiro Ikoma Tokyo Institute of Technology
Local Organizing Committee (* Chair, ** Scientific secretary, *** Secretary)
 Masayuki Y. Fujimoto* CPS, Hokkaido University
 Takuma Suda** Hokkaido University
 Yutaka Katsuta** Hokkaido University
 Nozomu Tominaga** Konan University
 Hiroshi Kimura CPS
 Ko-ichiro Sugiyama CPS
 Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi CPS
 Seiya Nishizawa CPS
 Jun Kimura CPS
 Ayako Suzuki CPS
 Takayuki Tanigawa CPS
 Ko Yamada CPS
 Asako Sato*** CPS
 Yoshiko Honjo*** CPS
 Mire Murakami*** CPS
 Mariko Hirano*** CPS
 Yasuko Uematsu*** CPS
Program Committee
 Masayuki Y. Fujimoto CPS, Hokkaido University
 Toshikazu Shigeyama RESCEU, The University of Tokyo
 Yoichi Itoh CPS, Kobe University
 Yuri Aikawa CPS, Kobe University
 Masahiro Ikoma Tokyo Institute of Technology
 Takuma Suda Hokkaido University
 Nozomu Tominaga Konan University

Contact us:

Fax: +81 78 803 5731
Center for Planetary Science
1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan


The school is sponsored by Center for Planetary Science (CPS) under the MEXT Global COE Program: "Foundation of International Center for Planetary Science", a joint project between Kobe University and Hokkaido University.


1st Circular


Last Update : November 11, 2010