PLATO People

Luca Fossati

Luca Fossati

Role: PSM Member Dr. Luca Fossati (Msc Physics, 2004; PhD in Astrophysics, 2009) is the leader of the exoplanet research group…

Jesus Maldonado

Jesus Maldonado

Role: Contributor of the PSM WPs 131.220 and 123.000 Academic formation: Degree in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, June 2005 PhD…

Sara Bonito

Sara Bonito

Role: Contributor of the PSM WP 160 Rosaria (Sara) Bonito obtained her PhD in Physics in 2008 at the University…

Serena Benatti

Serena Benatti

Role: Leader of Work Package 131 260 “Identification of known and candidate planets in the PLATO fields” I obtained my PhD…

Pierre Maxted

Pierre Maxted

Role: PSM member Dr. Pierre Maxted earned a B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics (I Hons) from the University of Sussex in 1991….

Paolo Ventura

Paolo Ventura

Role: Coordinator of the PSM WP 127100 “Stellar models of evolved stars” Paolo Ventura has a considerable experience in the…

Roberto Silvotti

Roberto Silvotti

Role: Coordinator of the PSM WP 112400 “Other detection methods” Roberto Silvotti graduated at the Bologna University with 110/110 “Summa…

Gisbert Peter

Gisbert Peter

Gisbert Peter, DLR, Germany Role: DPS Project Manager Organization German Aerospace Center (DLR)  Institute of Optical Sensor Systems Current Position…

Martin Pertenais

Martin Pertenais

Role: Optical System Engineer Martin Pertenais has obtained an optical engineer degree from the prestigious Engineer School Institut d’Optique Graduate…

Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

Role: PPT Science Performance Coordinator I finished my Physics studies in the Spanish Universidad Complutense in Madrid before flying to the…

Anko Börner

Anko Börner

Role: Instrument Noise Performance Engineer 1990-1995 Student at the Technical University Ilmenau, Degree: Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering 1996-1999  Ph.D. student…

Daniela Sicilia

Daniela Sicilia

Role: PMC Website Project Office October 2016 – now PhD student in Astronomy – Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova…