MAD workshop: Protoplanetary disks and the planets they form

This page lists information about the MAD 2014 workshop held at cerro Calan (Santiago, Chile) between November 3 and 7 2014. The two main topics of the workshop are disks and planet formation.

Update: workshop over

The workshop has been a success, and we would like to thank all participants for their attendance and contribution. We have put the presentations online. You can find them here.

MAD2014v workshop Group Picture

Group picture for the MAD 2014 workshop. Click for full size.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the registration form on the bottom of this page. Please note that the registration deadline is set at Aug 15th.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be split up in two parts:

  • The first two days (Nov. 3, 4) will consist of an advanced school containing lectures and reviews.
  • The following 3 days (Nov. 5, 6, 7) will be focused on research presentations, working together on existing projects, and planning future collaborations (in advance of ALMA cycle 3).


You can find a current version of the programme by following this link.


Participation in the workshop is on invitation and productivity oriented. Although all disk researchers will eventually be welcome to attend (see contact form below), we are not actively promoting this workshop via the usual (online) channels. During the workshop, child care could be organized if participants require it.

For the current list of confirmed participants please follow this link.

Directions to Cerro Calan

You can find detailed instructions on how to get to the workshop venue here.


The SOC and LOC consist of the following persons (in alphabetical order):

  • SOC: Simon Casassus, Jorge Cuadra, Lucas Cieza, Bill Dent, Catherine Dougados, Dimitri Mawet, Francois Menard, Matthias Schreiber, Zahed Wahhaj and Mark Wyatt.
  • LOC: Mark Booth, Hector Canovas, Simon Casassus, Valentin Christiaens, Lucas Cieza, Sebastian Perez and Gerrit van der Plas.

Interested students, please get in touch

We’d like to use this workshop to train Msc and PhD students that are interested in disk research and planet formation. If you are such a student please get in touch with us through the contact form below, indicating if you need financial support to attend the workshop.

Registration form

Registration for the workshop has closed.