To the Catastrophic Disruption Community:


9th Workshop on Catastrophic Disruption in the Solar System (CD9)

Kobe, Japan May 14 - 17, 2018


CD9 will bring together experts from around the world who study the catastrophic
disruption of small planetary bodies in the Solar System. This workshop will provide
a valuable opportunity for scientists specializing in simulations and modeling,
laboratory experiments and scaling laws, meteorites, and telescopic observations and
space missions to share their recent results and discuss new ideas.


Seven half-day sessions will take place, with contributed and invited talks scheduled
in a way that allows plenty of time for open discussion. Abstracts will be accepted via
online submission through the meeting website. Instructions and deadlines will be provided
in the Second Announcement (to be sent out in fall or early winter, 2017).


CD9 will be held in a meeting facility next to Ikuta shrine (Ikuta Jinja Kaikan).
It is in a quiet square although surrounded by plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops
in the heart of downtown Kobe. Kobe is a port city facing the Seto Inland Sea, located 70 km
from Kansai International Airport and about 40 km from Osaka Itami Airport. Attractive
sightseeing areas such as Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, etc. are within a day-trip-distance.


To maintain the small meeting atmosphere that has made the previous CD workshops so
successful, the number of participants will be capped at about 75. The registration rates
will be set by the future announcement, and will be posted on our website.


We are planning three social events as part of the workshop. Ice breaker on Sunday,
May 13, and Excursion and Banquet on Wednesday, May 16 (it may be shifted to Tuesday, May 15).


Hotels close to the venue will be easily found on hotel booking sites, and LOCs recommend
the participants to make the reservation well advanced, because it sometimes becomes very
hard to find a room when therefs a big event or conference in the city.
Here are examples of hotels where previous guests of Kobe University stayed.

A new hotel opened next to the venue.

Neyda Abreu (Pen State University, USA) and
Patrick Michel (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France), co-Chairs
Erik Asphaug (Arizona State University, USA)
Bobby Bus (University of Hawaii, USA)
Adriano Campo Bagatin (Universidad de Alicante, Spainj
Dan Durda (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder CO, USA)
Kevin Housen (University of Washington, USA)
Akiko Nakamura (Kobe University, Japan)

Akiko Nakamura (Kobe University), Chair
Masahiko Arakawa (Kobe University)
Keiji Ohtsuki (Kobe University)
Fumihiko Usui (Kobe University)