12th Early Career Scientists' meeting


Postgraduate students from the School of Physical Sciences will host, for the first time, the 12th UK Planetary Forum Early Career Scientists' Meeting on 19 and 20 February 2015.

The meeting will take place in both Darwin Conference Suite and Ingram Building (School of Physical Sciences). It will include keynote talks from invited speakers presenting the latest advances in Planetary Sciences. Short talks given by PhD students presenting their current and future work and a poster session will span both days.

Additional activities, including a welcome dinner, prizes for the best poster presentation and guided tours in the Impact Lab will also take place. We wish to live video stream the proceedings across the SEPnet region which will be a valuable Kent contribution to the first year of GRADnet.

These meetings are included in the activities of the UKPF and are organised by Postgraduate Students and Post doctoral researchers for young scientists.

The aim is to gather the majority of PhD students who work in the broad field of Planetary Sciences. During this meeting young scientists who are at the beginning of their career will present their work and meet future collaborators.

This meeting is taking place thanks to generous contributions of the Impact Lab, the School of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Royal Astronomical Society and SEPnet.

Important deadlines

Use the UKPF official webpage to send your abstarcts.
Registration and abstract submission is closed.

12 December 2014 CLOSED - Registration for the meeting and accommodation
19 January 2015 CLOSED -Abstract submission
31 January 2015 CLOSED -Registration for dinner
19-20 February 2015 12th Early Career Scientist's meeting

Useful information

No registration fee is required.

Due to the size of our poster boards, poster sizes cannot be bigger than A1.

We are providing a welcome dinner on Thursday 19th of February at Victoria Hotel. If you would like to come please submitt your details and any special preferences (vegetarian, alergies etc.) by the deadline above.


E-mail address:


For those who wish to travel to Canterbury by car we can provide free parking in campus for both days. Please send by e-mail your name, affiliation and the registartion number of the car here , at least a week before the meeting.


Oral presentations and keynote talks will take place at Darwin Conference Suite. Registration and poster session at Ingram Building, School of Physical Sciences.

For any questions please contact:
Chrysa Avdellidou: ca332@star.kent.ac.uk
PhD student
Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
University of Kent
INGRAM Building
CT2 7NH Canterbury