Gaia and Exoplanets: GREAT Synergies on the Horizon
||05 Nov 2012
||07 Nov 2012
|| Archivio di Stato di Torino
(Turin National Archives)
||Link to event website
This GREAT-ESF workshop will bring together scientists involved in the field of extrasolar planets, with a three-fold goal: a) to review the Gaia multi-faceted contribution to the field, within 1 year from launch, b) to discuss the synergy potential between Gaia and other ongoing and planned, space-borne and ground-based programs for planet detection and characterization, and ultimately c) to provide the seeds for the realization of across-techniques, legacy programs which will fully exploit the scientific impact of Gaia data in exoplanets astrophysics.
The scientific program of the workshop will be organized in three main sessions:
Setting the Gaia stage:
Reviews on the status of exoplanets science (statistics, modelling, theory); presentation of the Gaia mission; the processing of non-single stars and exoplanets within the pipeline of Gaia DPAC; the Torino Data Processing Center; summary of Gaia capabilities in the exoplanets arena; the challenges inherent to the modelling of the astrometric orbits of planetary systems.
Where are the others headed to:
Relevant results on exoplanet science as applications of specific detection and characterization techniques (photometry, spectroscopy, astrometry), both from the ground (e.g., HARPS, HARPS-N, MEarth) and in space (e.g., Kepler, CoRoT), over a broad range of wavelengths, and in different environments (e.g., binary systems). Expected results from upcoming and planned ground-based (e.g., ESPRESSO@VLT) and space-borne (e.g., TESS, EChO, PLATO, JWST) observatories.
Establishing the synergies:
Using Gaia data in combination with other datasets to fully exploit its scientific potential; Gaia data products as complementary tools for improved characterization of planetary systems (the planets themselves, but also the host stars); Gaia and the need for extensive follow-up programs. A round-table discussion on e.g. follow-up strategies.
Last Update: 03 Oct 2012