PLATO 2.0 Science Conference - Announcement
26 September 2014The "PLATO 2.0 Science Conference" will be held at Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina, Italy, on 3-5 December, 2014.
PLATO 2.0, the third medium class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme, is a survey project with the prime goals to detect planets down to Earth size and characterize the bulk planet parameters for a large sample of planets with orbital distances up to the habitable zone of solar-like stars. With the launch scheduled in 2024, PLATO 2.0 will build on the foundations provided by CoRoT, Kepler and the forthcoming TESS and CHEOPS missions.
The goal of the conference is to bring together experts of the exoplanet and stellar physic communities already involved or willing to collaborate to the preparation of the mission to share ideas and expertise and to highlight the potential contribution of PLATO 2.0 to the (exo-)planetology in the next decades.
The conference programme envisages invited talks, oral contributions and posters. There will be time for discussions.
For full details of this meeting, please see the conference web page