PLATO 2.0 Science Workshop - Announcement
19 April 2013The "PLATO 2.0 Science Workshop" will be held at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, on 29-31 July, 2013. The workshop is open to the interested community and will examine the impact that PLATO will make on all areas of exoplanet, stellar, and legacy science areas.
PLATO 2.0 is a candidate mission for the M3 launch opportunity in ESA's Cosmic Vision programme. It has been designed and optimized from the outset specifically to detect habitable-zone rocky planets around bright solar type stars.
The workshop's preliminary programme addresses a range of topics, describing the mission and where PLATO 2.0 will make an impact:
- The PLATO 2.0 Mission
- Exoplanet science in the next decade
- Asteroseismology across the HR diagram
- Composition and internal structure of planets
- Planet formation and evolution
- Indications for extended atmospheres around small planets
- Star-planet interaction, stellar activity and planet detection
- Legacy science
For full details of this meeting, please see the workshop web page.