Welcome to GLEAM

Welcome to the Great Lakes Exoplanet Area Meeting (GLEAM)!  With so many few faces at several different institutions, the community felt it was time to organize a regional exoplanet meeting to bring together researchers in circumstellar disk structure and evolution, planet formation, exoplanet detection and characterization.

GLEAM builds on the legacy of the successful Chicago-area exoplanet meetings held several times at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.  We hope the meeting will be a great opportunity for our community to get to know each other, learn about the depth and breadth of exoplanet research in the Great Lakes region, and hopefully initiate some collaborations.  In addition to the meeting program, we are also hosting a repository of one-page PDF slides for each of us to introduce ourselves to each other.  We intend for this repository to remain a lasting resource beyond the meeting.

We are very happy to welcome you to Ann Arbor, even during this unusual time as we navigate this phase of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.  We are grateful for the support of the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics, as well as the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems Research Group.  Special thanks as well to the Scientific Organizing Committee Members (Fred Adams, Cheng Li, Michael Meyer, and Emily Rauscher), as well as members of our Local Organizing Committee (Rory Bowens, George King, Isaac Malsky, and Michael Meyer).

Additional meeting information can be found on the pages in the top banner.  Importantly, it is required to fill out the COVID and inclusivity form listed on the GLEAM policies page. In case of questions, please feel free to reach out to members of the Local Organizing Committee:

Michael Meyer: mrmeyer@umich.edu
George King: kinggw@umich.edu
Rory Bowens: rpbowens@umich.edu
Isaac Malsky: imalsky@umich.edu

GLEAM is generously supported by the Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics (MIRA), with additional support from the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems Research Group (FEPS)