PLATO 2.0 Science Conference
Scientific Program


Conference goals

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.

Book of Abstracts

Scientific Program

3 December 2014

09:15 - 09:30    Welcome and Introduction

Session A - The PLATO Mission and Current Status    Chair Don Pollacco

Invited talks

09:30 - 09:50    ESA Overview    (pdf)                                                       Luigi Colangeli/Ana Heras

09:50 - 10:20    Exoplanets in the 2020's                                                        Artie Hatzes

10:20 - 11:00    PLATO Overview   (pdf)                                                          Heike Rauer

11:00 - 11:20    Coffee

11:20 - 11:40    PLATO Payload   (pdf)                                                            Philppe Gondoin

11:40 - 12:00    PLATO Data Centre    (pdf)                                                     Laurent Gizon

12:00 - 12:30    Discussion (lead H. Rauer)

12:30 - 14:00    Lunch

Session B - Planet formation and evolution    Chair Stephane Udry

Invited talks

14:00 - 14:20    Planet population studies                                                     Yann Alibert

14:20 - 14:40    Evolution and Migration   (pdf)                                              Richard Nelson

14:40 - 15:00    Short-period planetary systems and their mysteries  (pdf)   Rosemary Mardling

15:00 - 15:20    How to characterize multi-planet systems                           Jacques Laskar

16:20 - 15:40    TTVs: from Observations to Understanding (pdf)                  Valerio Nascimbeni

15:40 - 16:00    Coffee

Contributed talks

16:00 - 16:15    Deducing Inclinations of Transiting Multi-Planet Systems (pdf)  Ross Church

16:15 - 16:30    Time: A New Dimension of Constraints for Planet               Christoph Mordasini

                            Formation and Evolution History  (pdf)

Invited talks

16:30 - 16:50    Stellar structure across the HR diagram   (pdf)                    Konstanze Zwintz

Contributed talks

16:50 - 17:05    What Interferometry Will Do for PLATO                              Timothy White

17:05 - 17:35    Discussion (lead R. Nelson)

17:35 - 19:30    PLATO 2.0 Board Meeting

4 December 2014

Session C - PLATO Stars and Planets    Chair Isabella Pagano

Invited talks

09:00 - 09:20    The PLATO Input Catalogue    (pptx)                                    Giampaolo Piotto

09:20 - 09:40    PLATO Asteroseismology                                                     Marie-Jo Goupil

09:40 - 10:10    Stellar Activity and transit Hunting   (pdf)            Juan Cabrera/Antonino F. Lanza

10:10 - 10:25    Candidate Selection/Ranking                                                Magali Deleuil

10:25 - 10:45    Follow up of PLATO Planet Candidates   (pdf)                      Stephane Udry

10:15 - 11:05    Deriving stellar parameters    (pdf)                                          Nuno Santos

11:05 -11:25    Coffee

Contributed talks

11:25- 11:40    Properties of Very Cool Stars and their Planets:                  Eric Gaidos

                            The Kepler Experience and the PLATO Promise

11:40 -11:55    Binary Population Models of PLATO Fields   (pdf)                Ulrich Kolb

11:55 -12:10    Minimizing the Needs of Follow-up Observations                 Alexander Santerne

                 for PLATO: The central Role of Planet Validation Tool   (pdf)

12:10- 12:40    Discussion (lead S. Udry)

12:40- 13:50    Lunch

13:50 - 15:30    Guided tour of the Ancient Taormina Greek Theatre

Session D - Giant and Terrestrial Planets    Chair Richard Nelson

Invited talks

15:30 - 15:50    Terrestrial planet mass-radius and composition                  Frank Sohl

15:50 - 16:10    Giant planet mass-radius and composition                          Tristan Guillot

16:10 - 16:30    Circumbinary Planets    (ppsx)                                              Hans Deeg

16:30 - 16:50    Star-planet interaction      (pdf)                                             Kristina Kislyakova

16:50 - 17:10    Atmospheres of PLATO Planets  (pdf)                                  David Ehrenreich

17:10 - 17:30    Coffee

Contributed talks

17:30 - 17:45    Eclipses, Transits and Intrinsic variability of White               Matthew Burleigh

                            Dwarfs with PLATO   (ppt)

17:45 - 18:00    Do extremely Close-in Transiting Planets Hold                    Carole Haswell

                            the Key to Learning Exoplanet Compositions (pdf)

18:00 - 18:15    Terrestrial Planets vs. Water Worlds: Characterisation        Lena Noack

                            and Habitability Limitation

18:15 -18:30    An Occurrence Weighted Seaching Strategy                        Gyula Szabó

                            for Exomoons

18:30 - 19:00   Discussion (lead T. Guillot)

20:30                Social dinner

5 December 2014

Session E - Stellar and Other Science    Chair Nuno Santos

Invited talks              

09:30 - 10:00    Sun-like stars                                                                      William Chaplin

10:00 - 10:15    Red-Giants and Galactic Structure   (pdf)                           Andrea Miglio

10:15 - 10:30    Binary Stars                                                                         Andrew Tkachenko

Contributed talks

10:30 - 10:45    An Ancient extrasolar System with Five Terrestrial                Tiago Campante

                            sized planets   (pdf)

10:45 - 11:05    Coffee

11:05- 11:20    Improving Our Understand of Stellar Evolution                   Santi Cassisi

                            with PLATO  (ppt)

11:20- 11:35    Constraints on the Radial Differential Rotation of               Martin Bo Nielsen

                            Six Sun-Like Stars    (ppt)

11:35 -11:50    SpaceInn hare-and-hounds Exercise       (pdf)                    Daniel Reese

11:50 -12:05   A new Correction for Stellar Oscillation Frequencies            Warrick Ball

                            for surface effects   (pdf) 

12:05 -12:20    Asteroseismic Inversions in the Context of PLATO  (pdf)     Gaël Buldgen

12:20 -12:50    Discussion (lead N. Santos)

12:50 -14:30    Lunch

Session F - PLATO's Contribution to Exoplanet studies    Chair Heike Rauer

Invited talks

14:30 - 15:10    Synergy with other facilities: CHEOPS,                              Isabella Pagano

                            TESS, JWST and E-ELT   (ppsx)

Contributed talks

15:10 - 15:30    Synergy with Gaia                                                              Alessandro Sozzetti

15:30 - 16:10    Discussion (lead PSAT)

16:10 - 16:30    Coffee

16::30                END

Poster Contributions (*)

  1. (A)Alonso R. et al., The phase curve of Kepler-7b

  2. (B)Ammler-von Eiff, M. et al., Low-resolution spectroscopy in the ground-based follow-up of planet candidates - lessons learned from CoRoT   (pdf)

  3. (C)Bensmaïa, M.K. et al., Time-Dependent Convection asteroseismic modelling of β Hydri

  4. (D)Bonfanti, A. et al., Analysis of the ages of the stars with planets   Poster

  5. (E)Boué, G., On the origin of stellar spin-orbit angle in extrasolar systems

  6. (F)Cegla, H. M. et al., Disentangling Low-mass Planetary Signals and Stellar Surface Magneto-convection in Spectroscopic Observations  Poster

  7. (G)Corsaro, E. et al., Towards an efficient full asteroseismic characterization of a large number of planet-host stars

  8. (H)Cosmovici,C. et al., Search for Water in exoplanetary Systems by means of ground-based Radiospectrometry

  9. (I)Csizmadia, Sz., Precise planet parameters with PLATO

  10. (J)Cunha, M.S. et al., Oscillations in g-mode period spacings in red giants as a way to determine their state of evolution

  11. (K)de Jong, Roelof S. et al., 4MOST spectroscopic host star characterisation for PLATO 2.0  Poster

  12. (L)do Nascimento, J.D. et al., Rotation Periods and ages of solar Twins revealed by the kepler mission: A roadmap for PLATO ages

  13. (M)Debski, B., et al., Light Curve Morphology: a tool for PLATO 2.0 for studying extreme close binaries

  14. (N)Di Mauro, M. P. et al., A synergic strategy to identify habitable exoplanets

  15. (O)García Muñoz, Antonio , Steps towards the interpretation of exoplanet phase curves

  16. (P)Garrido, R. et al., An information preserving method for filling gaps in time series

  17. (Q)Giuffrida, G. et al., Gaia and PLATO 2.0 in ASDC

  18. (R)Iro, N., Exoplanet atmosphere modelling

  19. (S)Janot-Pacheco, E. et al., Atmospheric Biosignatures on Earth and Exoplanets by Spectroscopic Techniques

  20. (T)Klagyivik P. et al., Cluster formation and evolution as will be seen by PLATO: experiences with eclipsing binaries in NGC 2264

  21. (U)Krticka, J. et al., High precision photometry as a test of stellar model atmospheres and evolution theory  Poster

  22. (V)Mecheri, R. et al., A convenient system of first order ODEs describing  the oscillations of rapidly rotating stars

  23. (W)Morel, T., Uncertainty in stellar radii for PLATO 2.0 targets based on Gaia data Postef

  24. (X)Nelson R.P. et al., Formation and orbital evolution of planetary systems

  25. (Y)Norton, A.J. et al., Detecting non-transiting planets in transiting planet surveys  Poster

  26. (Z)Oshagh, M. et al., Effect of stellar activity on the high-precision transmission spectra  Poster

  27. (AA)Paetzold, M. et al., Wavelet based filter methods for the detection of small transiting planets: application to Kepler light curves

  28. (BB)Paparo, M., Impact of CoRoT asteroseismology to PLATO 2.0 planet-hosting stars. Massive sample of large separations in Delta Scuti stars.

  29. (CC)Peres, G. et al., The residual X-ray emission in Venus shadow   Poster

  30. (DD)Ragazzoni, R. et al., PLATO 2.0 Telescope Optical Units: design and evolution  Poster

  31. (EE)Salmon, S.J.A.J. et al., What can we learn from the asteroseismology of β Cephei stars through the forward approach  Poster

  32. (FF)Schou, J. , On the surface effect in Sun-like stars

  33. (GG)Suran, M.D. et al., ROMOSC Asteroseismic data interpretation pipeline

  34. (HH)Sódor, Á. et al., Studying hybrid delta Scuti-gamma Doradus pulsators by space photometry

  35. (II)Turck-Chièze, S. et al., Improving stellar modelling

  36. (JJ)Valio, A., Determination of Stellar Rotation through starspots

  37. (KK)Voss H. et al., Scientific capabilities of the Gaia UB team applicable to PLATO2.0

(*) maximum dimension is 100 cm x 120 cm (width x height)


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