Special Session aims and scope
The goal of this session is to monitor the endeavors made by the community in the understanding of star-planet interactions, both on the theoretical and observational point of view.
The knowledge of star-planet interactions is crucial to understand the structure of the planetary systems we observe. This is especially true for close-in systems which are molded by tidal and magnetic interactions between the star and its planets. Tidal interactions can modify the spin of the star (i.e., when a planet falls onto the star, the star spins up), which in turn impacts its magnetism, which also impacts the planets. These phenomenons are tightly linked and the whole picture is needed.
In order to better understand these phenomenons, a good knowledge and modeling of the star are needed. The parameters of the star are obtained with spectroscopy or photometry and they are then used by the community to model stellar evolution and to investigate the interactions between the planets and the star. The accuracy of these parameters impacts the precision on the knowledge of the planetary systems. Besides, some correlations can be found between stellar characteristics (e.g., chemical abundances) and the presence and position of planets.
We believe that the reunion of both the theoretical and observational community will allow for new ideas to emerge in order to better characterize the stars and understand the structure of planetary systems.
Proceedings for the EWASS Special Session 4 (2017): Star-planet interactions. The goal of this session is to monitor the endeavors made by the community in the understanding of star-planet interactions, both on the theoretical and observational point of view. Three research topics will be addressed:
Proceedings are reviewed by the editors. Submitted articles should cover the results presented during the special session 4 (talk or poster) and should not exceed 4 pages. Acceptance depends on the scientific quality and proper English usage.
All submissions are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number through Zenodo, making contributions citeable, before indexing to ADS to make contributions discoverable. Submission to the arXiv in parallel with submission to the conference proceedings is encouraged. Please typeset your proceeding contribution using the EWASS SS4 LaTeX document class.