The PLATO Mission Conference 2017: Exoplanetary systems in the PLATO era
Start date: 06 Sep 2017
End date: 08 Sep 2017
Address: University of Warwick, United Kingdom
PLATO is the ESA M3 mission which is due to be launched in 2026. Its main objective is the detection and characterisation of habitable zone planets around Sun-like stars. This will be achieved through the detection of transits around host stars that are bright enough for detailed radial velocity investigation. In particular, we expect many PLATO host stars to be characterised through asteroseismology.
At this conference we will examine the entire range of science enabled by PLATO. We will present the state of the art in exoplanet and asteroseismology science, and other research areas where we expect PLATO to make a major scientific impact. In particular, we hope to foster a closer relationship between solar system and exoplanetary astronomers.