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Dusty Visions Workshop


The "Dusty Visions 2013" will take place in the Raumfahrtzentrum at the University of Stuttgart from July 17th -- 19th, 2013. Stuttgart is the capital of the state Baden-Württemberg and a beautiful metropole at the Neckar River. It is located in a hilly area between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alps. Besides a large number of cultural facilities, Stuttgart has now become an important centre for Space Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Research.
We are pleased to invite you to the workshop in the recently inaugurated Spaceflight Centre!

Ralf Srama

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First Announcement: Nov 28, 2012
Second Announcement:  15.3.2013
Abstract deadline: 11.5.  
Late abstracts: (30.5.) 
Registration:  with abstract / on-site
Program online: June 16, 2013
Workshop dates: Wed, July 17 -- Fri, July 19, 2013

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The workshop program is available here. (10. July)


Keynote Speakers (confirmed)

  • Nicolas Altobelli, ESA (Rosetta)
  • Simon Green, Open Univ. (Grain fragmentation in comets)
  • Nicole Meyer-Vernet, Observatoire de Paris (Nanodust)
  • Leela O'Brien, Univ. Colorado (Instruments)
  • Thomas Orlando, Georgia Inst. of Technology (Space weathering)
  • Mark Price, Univ. Kent (Hypervelocity Impacts)
  • Carsten Wiedemann, Univ. Braunschweig (Space Debris)
  • Andrew Westphal, Univ. of California at Berkeley (Interstellar Dust)
  • Hajime Yano, JAXA (Hayabusa / Ikaros)


Workshop Topics

The detailed workshop program is organized after the abstract deadline.

  • Interstellar Dust
  • Interplanetary Dust
  • Planetary Rings
  • SOFIA observations
  • Instrumentation
  • Laboratory Experiments
  • Dust Spectroscopy
  • Dust Charging / Dust-Plasma interactions
  • Dust Astronomy
  • Observations - Modeling - Experiments


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The "Dusty Visions 2013" workshop is being organized, and the First Announcement was sent out via mail on November 28, 2012. In case you are interested to be further informed, you can pre-register by simply sending an e-mail to:

dustyvisions [at] irs [dot] uni-stuttgart [dot] de

For any questions and inquiries on support please use the same mail address.

Registration fee (pay on-site, CASH ONLY)

  • 69.- EUR : Full workshop
  • 40.- EUR : One day


Please register by filling out the following form. We want to ensure to provide enough coffee/drinks during the breaks. You might also send a full pdf-abstract by e-mail (optional).

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Scientific Organising Committee

Harald Krüger (MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau)
Ralf Srama (IRS, Stuttgart)
Alfred Krabbe (IRS, Stuttgart)
Cecile Engrand (CSNSM, Paris)
Simon Green (Open University, Milton Keynes)
Eberhard Grün (MPIK, Heidelberg)
Hiroshi Kimura (CPS, Kobe)
Jürgen Schmidt (Uni Potsdam)
Sascha Kempf (LASP, Boulder)
Mario Trieloff (Uni Heidelberg)
Frank Postberg (Uni Heidelberg)
Andrew Westphal (SSL, Berkeley)
Annette Jäckel (PI, Bern)
Jürgen Blum (IGEP, Braunschweig)

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The Address is:
Institute for Space Systems
University Campus Vaihingen
Pfaffenwaldring 29
70569 Stuttgart


How to reach the venue:

From the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof):
Go to the subway station, S-Bahn, platform 101, and take one of the trains S1, S2, or S3. These 3 trains stop at the station "University". You will already be at the campus, and it is a 5 minutes walk to the building as given in the address.

From the airport (Flughafen):
Take a subway, S-Bahn, S2 or S3 heading to the city centre and leave the train at the station "University". You will already be at the campus, and it is a 5 minutes walk to the building as given in the address.

By car:
The traffic around Stuttgart is very tight. Coming from any direction, you will reach the venue via the highway A831 which runs into a federal street B14. Use the exit named "Universität" and you will enter the "Universitätsstraße". Then, turn into the side street "Pfaffenwaldring".

If you are coming from Heidelberg/Kongresshaus
Take the train from the Heidelberg main station to Stuttgart HBf (main station). This takes about 35 minutes and the costs are between 22 and 38 EUR (depending on train type). You find the schedule at Please enter as a starting point "Heidelberg Kongresshaus" and at the final destination "Stuttgart Universität".
Then you take the S-Bahn (track 101) to "Universität" (Line S1, S2, S3). This takes about 15 min., on S-Bahn station is directly on the university campus. You have to walk for about 7 min. in the north direction to the end of the campus to the Raumfahrtzentrum (Pfaffenwaldring 29).

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Hotel Information

Stuttgart is ideally suited to host an international event. The airport of Stuttgart is rather close and access by public transport or car is very convenient. Detailed information about accommodation in Stuttgart is available on the homepage of the tourist information of Stuttgart.

We have reserved a contingent of rooms for the conference participants (keyword “dusty visions”, 94 €/night including breakfast) at Hotel Ibis Stuttgart, Marienplatz 8, 70178 Stuttgart, available until 17.05.2013. Reservation: Tel. ( 49)711/120640, Fax: ( 49)711/12064160, Email: 

13 minutes by bus 41 and S1 (Herrenberg) /S2 (Filderstadt) to station “University” and 5 minutes by foot to conference venue.

Other recommendations are: 

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Social Event

"Stay tuned" (We consider to visit a brewery: Brauereigaststätte Dinkelacker-Schwabenbräu, Stuttgart).

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Exciting Stuttgart

Here you will find some points of interest in Stuttgart.
Interesting are e.g.:

  • The Daimler museum
  • The "Wilhelma" (botanical garden and zoo)
  • The Porsche museum
  • The "Killesberg"
  • One of the longest shopping streets in Germany: The Königstrasse
  • The old Market Hall

Other exciting towns in the vicinity are: Heidelberg (, Esslingen ( or Tübingen.

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