PLATO 2.0 Science Workshop

29 - 31 July 2013

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


Session 1: The PLATO 2.0 Mission
PLATO as M3 candidate mission
Arvind Parmar. ESA
PLATO 2.0: Science objectives and consortium overview
Heike Rauer Institut fuer Planetenforschung, DLR, DE
PLATO Mission overview
Philippe Gondoin, ESA
The PLATO payload (movie slide 2) (movide slide 4) (movie slide 19) (movie slide 52)
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, IT
The PLATO Science Ground Segment
Raymond Burston MPS, DE
PLATO Science preparation
Don Pollacco Warwick University, UK
Ground based follow-up - The context: Past and future projects
Stephane Udry, University of Geneva, CH


Session 2: Past and future facilities
CoRoT greatest hits: recopilatory of the best lessons in 4CCDs
Roi Alonso, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, ES
Lessons for PLATO from CoRoT (and Kepler) on follow-up observations
François Bouchy, Institut Astrophysique de Paris, FR
Passing the baton from Kepler to TESS, a wealth of exoplanetary and Astrophysics science results achieved and anticipated
Jon Jenkins, SETI Institute, US
The CHEOPS mission
Willy Benz, University of Bern, CH
The Gaia catalogue: a treasure trove for PLATO 2.0 target selection and characterization
Alessandro Sozzetti, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, IT
Atmospheric characterization of PLATO exoplanets with the E-ELT
Matteo Brogi, Leiden University, NL
Astrophysical false positives in transit surveys: from Kepler to PLATO 2.0
Alexandre Santerne, Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, PT
Precise spectroscopic stellar parameters for the PLATO targets
Annelies Mortier, Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, PT


Session 3: Planetary transits analysis
The challenge of the detection of transiting terrestrial extrasolar planets
Juan Cabrera, German Aerospace Center, DE
The need of precise planetary parameters and extras: How to get them with PLATO
Szilard Csizmadia, Institut fuer Planetenforschung, DLR, DE
Position angles and coplanarity of multiple systems from transit timing
Aviv Ofir, Institute for Astrophysics, Göttingen, DE
Statistical validation of PLATO2.0 planet candidates
Rodrigo Díaz, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, FR


Session 4: Asteroseismology and stellar science
Asteroseismology across the HR diagram
Marc Antoine Dupret, University of Liège, BE
Oscillations of solar-like stars and red giants, the observer perspective
Saskia Hekker, University of Amsterdam, NL
Asteroseismology of exoplanet host stars: results from Kepler and prospects for PLATO
William Chaplin, University of Birmingham, UK
Asteroseismology and methods for stellar parameter estimation
Michael Bazot, Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, PT
Reaching the 1% accuracy level on stellar mass and radius determinations from asteroseismology
Valerie Van Grootel, University of Liège, BE
Update on inversion methodologies
Daniel R. Reese, University of Liège, BE
Stellar rotation and magnetic activity seen through Astroseismology
Rafael A. Garcia, SAp, CEA/Saclay, FR
Determination of the stellar properties of the PLATO targets from non-seismic constraints
Thierry Morel, University of Liège, BE
Detailed analysis of Kepler-10: Synergy between asteroseismology and exoplanet research
Hans Kjeldsen, Aarhus University, DK


Session 5: Star-Planet interactions
Stellar activity
Isabella Pagano, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, IT
Star-planet tidal and magnetic interactions 
Nuccio Lanza, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, IT
Star-planet interaction
Helmut Lammer, Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT
Enshrouded close-in exoplanets
Carole Haswell, The Open University, UK
Dealing with stellar activity in high-precision photometric and spectroscopic transit observations
Mahmoudreza Oshagh, Center for Astrophysics of Uni of Porto. PT
Magnetic fields of planet-host stars
Rim Fares, University of St Andrews, UK


Session 6: Planetary science
How could PLATO serve Planetary Physics and what can we learn from Solar System planets for terrestrial exoplanets?
Tilman Spohn, DLR, DE
Gaseous and icy giant planets
Ravit Helled, Tel-Aviv University, IL
What can we learn about exoplanetary atmospheres in the optical?
Kevin Heng, University of Bern, CH
Circumbinary planet detection with PLATO
Hans Deeg, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, ES
Exoplanets around evolved stars
Roberto Silvotti, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, IT


Session 7: Planet formation
Planet formation and dynamics
Willy Kley, Universität Tübingen, DE
Evolution of multi-planet systems
Richard Nelson, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Dynamical evolution of planetary systems - PLATO's contribution
Cilia Damiani, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, FR
What do we know about collisions in planetary systems?
Rudolf Dvorak, University of Vienna, AT
Planet formation and system chronology
Günther Wuchterl Thüringer, Landessternwarte Tautenburg, DE
Planet synthesis modelling
Christoph Mordasini, MPIA, DE


Session 8: Complementary and legacy science
Stellar populations and galactic science
Andrea Miglio, University of Birmingham, UK
Complementary and legacy Science
Konstanze Zwintz, KU Leuven, BE
PLATO science on classical variable stars
Robert Szabo, Konkoly Observatory, HU


Characterizing stellar and exoplanetary environments via Ly-alpha transit observations of exoplanets
K.G. Kislyakova et al., Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT
Extreme orbital forcing simulations with the PlaSim general circulation model and its implications on habitability
Manuel Linsenmeier & Salvatore Pascale, University of Hamburg, DE
EXOTRANS a detection pipeline ready to face the challenge to hunt and characterize exoplanetary systems in upcoming space missions
Sascha Grziwa, U. Koeln, DE
The PLATO Simulator: Modelling Space-Based Imaging
Pablo Marcos-Arenal et al, KU Leuven, BE
The HoSTS Project: Homogeneous Analysis of Transiting Systems
Yilen Gomez Maqueo Chew et al., Warwick University, DE
TNG spectrophotometric measurements of HAT-P-1
Marco Montalto et al., Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, PT
A Survey for planets of main-sequence stars of intermediate mass
Eike W. Guenther, Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, DE
Population considerations for binary stars using transit searches
Ulrich Kolb et al., The Open University, UK
Hybrid methods in planetesimal dynamics
Pau Amaro Seoane, Max Plack for Gravitational Physics, DE
Stellar Characterization for Transiting Exoplanet Surveys: Lessons from Kepler, Prospects for TESS and Plato
Eric Gaidos, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US