PLATO ESP2020: Planetary Interiors and System Architectures, 30 Nov-3 Dec 2020, Online meeting

The third PLATO Extra-Solar Planets 2020 (ESP2020) workshop will be held virtually between 30th November – 3rd December 2020. The original place was Berlin, Germany, but due to the pandemic situation the workshop will be held virtually this year.


The topic of the workshop this year is “Planetary interiors and system architectures“. The aims are to discuss how PLATO may help to understand planetary interiors and give new and more precise constraints on them, and to identify which open issues of planetary system architecture could be solved by PLATO’s future measurements. It will be also discussed what was learned from earlier (CoRoT, Kepler/K2, TESS, and ground-based measurements) related to system architectures and how the observations are confronted by theory.

  • Location: Online (see the meeting webpage)
  • Dates: from the 30th of November to the 3rd of December 2020.

More information on the Meeting website.

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Relevant dates:

  • 7th of July: First announcement
  • End of August: Second announcement
  • 30th of September: Registration and abstract deadline


Scientific Organizing Committee

  • David Brown (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Juan Cabrera (DLR, Germany)
  • Szilárd Csizmadia (DLR, Germany)
  • Magali Deleuil (LAM, France)
  • Isabella Pagano (OACT, Italy)
  • Don Pollacco (University of Warwick, UK)
  • Heike Rauer (DLR, Germany)
  • Nuno Santos (CAUP, Portugal)
  • Paul A. Strøm (University of Warwick, UK)

Local Organising Committee

  • David Brown
  • Szilárd Csizmadia (chair)
  • Paul A. Strøm
  • Ruth Titz-Weider


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