Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team Workshop: A Roadmap for Exoplanets
The Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team (EPR-AT) invites interested parties from the scientific community to attend a workshop on "A Roadmap for Exoplanets", to be held 7-8 April 2010 at University College London. A draft roadmap document, in preparation by the EPR-AT for submission to ESA, will be discussed at this workshop. Input from the community is solicited in preparation for the final report to ESA later this year.
The Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team was appointed by ESA for the purpose of advising the Agency on the best scientific and technological roadmap to pursue in order to address one of the most exciting goals in modern astrophysics: the characterization of terrestrial exoplanets.
The EPR-AT has a mandate to consult with the broad scientific community in order to solicit input for their report to ESA. The first step in the consultation process was a Call for White Papers, issued in May 2008. These papers have informed the EPR-AT in their preparation of the draft roadmap.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the draft roadmap and to solicit input from the community in preparation for the final report.
The draft of the EPR-AT roadmap will be available from the ESA EPR-AT web pages (http://sci.esa.int/eprat) at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
The workshop will begin with an overview of existing and planned facilities and a presentation of the draft EPR-AT report. This will be followed by a panel discussion where the community can pose questions directly to the EPR-AT. In the afternoon of the first day the participants will be divided into working sub-groups to discuss and improve the EPR-AT report. On the second day the sub-groups will present their evaluation of the draft report in a plenary session. The results of this session will help the EPR-AT to prepare the final document.
In the interest of efficiency there will be no contributed talks. Presentations can be made during the sub-working groups, but these should be short (no more than 5 minutes) and with a maximum of 3 viewgraphs.
The workshop will be held in the Christopher Ingold Auditorium at University College London (UCL). For details of how to get to UCL and for the location of the Auditorium, please see the links in the right-hand menu.
Participants at the workshop must arrange their own accommodation. For a list of hotels close to UCL please see the link in the right-hand menu.
Participants are required to register in order to attend the EPR-AT Workshop.
Registration is handled through the online registration form:
Further information on the EPR-AT
The EPR-AT brief and its membership, as well as documentation pertaining to committee activities, can be found at the ESA EPR-AT webpages: http://sci.esa.int/eprat
For further details about this workshop please contact:
Malcolm Fridlund, Secretary, Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team
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