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Workshops are selected by the ISSI directorate in consultation with the Science Committee. The Workshop programme and speakers are selected by a group of highly qualified experts acting as convenors. Each Workshop lasts a week and has up to 45 participants. Workshop participants work together to produce an on-line collection of peer-reviewed articles in Space Science Reviews or Surveys in Geophysics. This collection of review papers is then also published as a volume of the Space Science Series of ISSI (SSSI). All Workshop publications have Open Access status.


Establish status quo of our knowledge and identify key open questions in a scientific field of broad interest (Grand Challenges)


35 – 45 Participants
incl. ~15% early-career researchers


Online Collection of peer-reviewed articles in Space Science Reviews or Surveys in Geophysics and also published as a volume in Space Science Series of ISSI

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Proposed by ISSI directorate, or by community in consultation with ISSI staff


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NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman
17–21 June 2024

Accretion Disks: The First 50 Years

The Workshop will cover the current standing of the accretion disk paradigm, a historical review of progress of our understanding of the engine powering accretion, an overview of observational discoveries shedding light on the accretion geometry, as well as a discussion of possible future directions....

Main Convener(s)

A. Veledina, M. Falanga

Image: Thibaut Roger/NCCR PlanetS