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PlanetS General Assembly 4

24/01/2018 - 26/01/2018

The fourth NCCR PlanetS General Assembly will take place at the Hotel Sunstar in Grindelwald (BE) on Wednesday-Friday, 24.-26.01.2018.
All NCCR members, associates and external members are invited to join. Other interested persons may join the assembly at their own costs. Please contact Janine Jungo to see if there are vacancies in the hotel.


Hotel Sunstar Grindelwald
Dorfstrasse 168
3818 Grindelwald
P +41 33 854 77 77

Registration / Important Dates

15.11.2017, Registration opens
12.12.2017, Registration closes
08.01.2018, Last changes can be made
24.01.2018, Start General Assembly
26.01.2018, End General Assembly
Please register with this Registration Form:

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that your registration for the General Assembly is binding. If you cannot attend or have any changes, please inform Janine Jungo no later than Monday, January 8, 2018 at noon. If you fail to cancel within this deadline, the costs will be charged to you via bill sent to the address you have indicated in the registration form (except for sickness, etc.)..

Cost coverage:

NCCR members:
The NCCR Head office will cover accommodation and travel expenses for all NCCR members and the Advisory board.
>Accomodation/meals: Your registration will be forwarded to the hotel, so no need to contact the hotel directly. The costs for the hotel will be charged directly to the NCCR.
>Travel: The costs for travel can be claimed at your home institution, where collective invoices for reimbursement will be issued to the NCCR Head office in Bern.

Associates/CSH Fellows:
Associates and CSH Fellows are invited to attend the General Assembly, but have to be funded on local level (local level funding includes any non-NCCR funding as well as any NCCR local project budget).
Not sure if you’re an associate? Check your status here:
> Accomodation/meals: Your registration will be forwarded to the hotel, so no need to contact the hotel directly. The costs for the hotel have to be paid directly to the hotel (please find an overview of the costs in the list below).
> Travel: The costs for travel have to be reimbursed on local level.
We recommend to contact your supervisor beforehand to verify how these costs will be funded.

GA 4: Costs - Hotel & Seminarrate

 Single room
per person/night
Double room, single use
per person/night
Double room, double use
per person/night
Hotel room Day 1 (incl. breakfast/visitor's tax) Fr. 166.70 Fr. 196.70 Fr. 176.70
Hotel room Day 2 (incl. breakfast/visitor's tax) Fr. 166.70
Fr. 196.70 Fr. 176.70
Seminarrate Day 1 (incl. Lunch, Coffee break afternoon, Welcome Apero, Dinner, Water in plenum, coffee/tea/water during meals, seminar rooms) Fr. 134.00 Fr. 134.00 Fr. 134.00
Seminarrate Day 2 (incl. Coffee break morning, Lunch, Coffee break afternoon, Dinner, coffee/tea/water during meals, seminar rooms) Fr. 127.00 Fr. 127.00 Fr. 127.00
Seminarrate Day 3 (incl. Coffee break morning, Lunch, coffee/tea/water during meals, seminar rooms) Fr. 71.00 Fr. 71.00 Fr. 71.00
TOTAL Fr. 665.40 Fr. 725.40 Fr. 685.40

Prolong your stay:
If you would like to spend the days before or prolong your stay at the hotel at your own cost, please contact seminare.grindelwald(at) and mention “PlanetS2018”.

You can benefit from the special seminar rates below. Please note that these costs have to be paid directly to the hotel:
– Single room, breakfast included, Fr. 162.- + Fr. 4.70 visitor’s tax
– Double room, single use, breakfast included, Fr. 192.- + Fr. 4.70 visitor’s tax
– Double room, double use, breakfast included, Fr. 172.- pp + Fr. 4.70 visitor’s tax
– Family Suite, double use, breakfast included, Fr. 182.- pp + Fr. 4.70 visitor’s tax

The hotel will charge additional costs for children.
– per child older than 6 years old, Fr. 50.- + Fr. 4.70 visitor’s tax
– children under 6 are free of charge


the rooms are usually ready by 15:00. Luggage can be stored in one of the Ski-rooms. If we are lucky, some rooms might be ready when you arrive.

Check-out until 11:00. You may leave luggage at the reception or in the plenum at the back.

Access plan

Access by public transportation:

Take a train from Bern to Interlaken Ost. Change the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald.
From Grindelwald train station, it is only a 7 Minute walk to the Hotel.

We have reserved compartments labelled “NCCR PlanetS” for the connections below.
We have made reservations for all who have indicated that they will arrive by public transportation on Wednesday and leave on Friday (ca. 70 people).
***This is only a reservation, please buy a corresponding ticket. Please check before taking the train, platforms could changed.**


Access by car:
The parking outside is free-of-charge. Covered parking is available at a charge of CHF 15.00/per day. If you prefer the covered parking, park your car in front of the Hotel and notify the personnel at the reception desk. The Hotel personnel will park the car for you.
Please keep in mind that the expenses for rides with your private car will only be reimbursed (Fr. 0.70/ kilometer) if it’s cheaper than public transportation; e.g. if one participant can transport 2-3 fellow participants or equipment for the event to the destination.



Please find the program below. We will have printed versions of the final program at the registration desk.
PlanetS GA 4_program_v6.pdf

Slides of posters and talks

We have uploaded (almost) all PDFs onto the internal pages of the NCCR PlanetS website. You most be logged in for access.
Please find them under Internal > Documents > General Assembly #4 > Documents or press the following links:

If you are intersted in the presentations of C. Dorn or C. Mordasini, please contact them directly.


Poster (info for those who have registered to bring a Poster. All poster spots are filled.)

Please note that the poster spots are distributed in the lobby as well as down stairs in front and in the plenum.
Also 2 poster boards (for 4 poster) are only available on Thursday morning.

  • In the lobby, you can hang up the poster as soon as you arrive. There will be poster boards on which you can hang up your poster with pins.
  • Downstairs, you can hang up the posters only from 13:30 on, as before the room is still used by another group. The posters can be hung up with poster adhesive, that you can get from the “helpdesk” in front of the plenum.

The posters can be set up on a first-come first-served basis and can be left until the end of the assembly.
Posters need to be taken down at the end of the assembly.


Prof. Stéphane Udry,
Co-Director NCCR PlanetS
Observatoire Astronomique de l’Université de Genève

PD Dr. Yann Alibert,
Scientific Officer
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern


Janine Jungo,
Project Assistant
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern

Bruno Ramsauer,
Technical Support during the GA
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern

Ulrich Stettler,
Technical Support during the GA
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern

Participant list (as of 19.01.2018)

AframNadineETH Zü
AlesinaFabienUniversité de Genè
AllartRomainUniversité de Genè
BeckMathiasUniversité de Genè
BlindNicolasUniversité de Genè
BodénanJean-DavidETH Zü
Boehle AnnaETH Zü
BouchyFrançoisUniversité de Genè 
BourrierVincentUniversité de Genè
BrageTomasLund University
BratschiPierreUniversité de Genè
BuchschacherNicolasUniversité de Genè
BurgenerMyriamUniversité de Genè
BurnierJulienUniversité de Genè
BusemannHennerETH Zü
CeglaHeatherUniversité de Genè
ChauAliceUniversität Zü
CheethamAnthonyUniversité de Genè
Chiesi-NadlerMarianneETH Zü
CoffinetAdrienUniversité de Genè
ConodUrielUniversité de Genè
Costa-De MeoFrancaUniversité de Genè
DelineAdrienUniversité de Genè
DengHongpingUniversität Zü
DornCarolineUniversität Zü
Dos SantosLeonardoUniversité de Genè
DrazkowskaJoannaUniversität Zü
Ege VogelYesimUniversität
EhrenreichDavidUniversité de Genè
EnglerNataliaETH Zü
GilesHelenUniversité de Genè
GlauserAdrianETH Zü
GrimmSimonUniversität Zü
HaraNathanUniversité de Genè
Helled RavitUniversität Zü
HoeijmakersJensUniversité de Genè
HunzikerSilvanETH Zü
KühnJonasETH Zü
KuntzerThibaultUniversité de Genè
LavieBaptisteUniversité de Genè
LichtenbergTimETH Zü
LovisChristopheUniversité de Genè
LozovskyMichaelUniversität Zü
MahtaniDeepakPIVIGO the data science hub
MardlingRosemaryUniversité de Genè
MarmierMaximeUniversité de Genè
MayerLucioUniversität Zü
MayorMichelUniversité de Genè
MeierMatthiasETH Zü
MüllerSimonUniversität Zü
NielsenLouiseUniversité de Genè 
ObrzudEwelinaUniversité de Genè
OttoniGaëlUniversité de Genè
PageFrançoiseUniversité de Genè
PepeFrancescoUniversité de Genè
RaimbaultManuelaUniversité de Genè
RickmanEmilyUniversité de Genè
RothAntoineETH Zü
RüfenachtMiriamETH Zü
SaesenSophieUniversité de Genè
SchmidHans MartinETH Zü
Schönbächler MariaETH Zü
Ségransan DamienUniversité de Genè
SeidelJuliaUniversité de Genè
StadelJoachimUniversität Zü
StalportManuUniversité de Genè
StolkerTomasETH Zü
SurvilleClementUniversität Zü
Szulágyi JuditETH Zü
TackleyPaulETH Zü
TaçoyChantalUniversité de Genè
TamfalTomasUniversität Zü
TewlinMichèleETH Zü
TimpeMilesUniversität Zü
TothEnikoETH Zü
TurnerOliverUniversité de Genè
UdryStéphaneUniversité de Genè
VallettaClaudioUniversität Zü
VenturiniJuliaUniversität Zü
WagnerFrankETH Zü
WildeSuzanneUniversität Zü
WildiFrançoisUniversité de Genè
WyttenbachAurélienUniversité de Genè

Pictures of the hotel and seminar rooms

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Pictures from General Assembly 4

15.02.2018 – InsiderS – Provide a gift for everyone


Pictures from General Assembly 3

More images are on Flickr



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