PLATO Mission Conference 2017, Warwick, 5-7 Sep 2017

Dates: 5-7 September 2017

Pre-Registration1/4/2017 to 16/4/2017

Deadline for Registration: 1st August 2017

Conference site


PLATO is the ESA M3 mission which is due to be launched in 2025. 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.


Confirmed speakers

Suzanne Aigrain (University of Oxford, UK)

Nate Bastian (Liverpool John Moores, UK)

Othman Benomar (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Doris Breuer (DLR, Germany)

Santi Cassisi (INAF-Teramo, Italy)

Margarida Cunha (Porto, Portugal)

Patrick Eggenberger (Geneva Observatory, Swizerland)

Antonio García-Muñoz (TU Berlin, Germany)

Laurène Jouve (IRAP Toulouse, France)

Andrea Miglio (University of Birmingham, UK)

Christoph Mordasini (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Antoine Strugarek (CEA Saclay, France)

Stéphane Udry (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland)

Samaya Nissanke (Radboud University, Netherlands)



Don Pollacco (Chair, UK)

Conny Aerts (Belgium)

Magali Deleuil (France)

Marie-Jo Goupil (France)

Laurent Gizon (Germany)

Ana Heras (ESA)

Miguel Mas (Spain)

Giampaolo Piotto (Italy)

Roberto Ragazzoni (Italy)

Heike Rauer (Germany)

Stéphane Udry (Switzerland)

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