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PMC Science Management

Welcome to the PSM website

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) is the European Space Agency's M3 mission. It is designed to search for small, rocky exoplanets in the habitable zone of stars like the Sun, and will do so using the transit method. By staring at a large area of sky, PLATO will observe small changes in brightness caused by exoplanets passing in front of their host stars.

After a lot of hard work by all consortium members, PLATO was officially adopted by ESA in June 2017.

The PSM is the science management arm of the PLATO consortium. It works to ensure that the mission is able to fulfill its scientific goals, and to prepare for analysis of data collected by the satellite. The PSM also acts as the interface between the PLATO consortium and the wider scientific community.

For more information about PLATO, please explore the links above. For inquiries, please contact psmoffice[at]warwick.ac.uk

News

Good Vibrations Seminar Series launched

With most international conferences being cancelled, we’re facing some issues:

  • How can we make our PhD students known for their work?
  • How can they start new collaborations, independently of their supervisors?
  • How can they advertise for their papers?

So here’s the idea: what if we create a series of invited seminars, given by young researchers, dedicated to Asteroseismology? We are happy to announce that the Good Vibrations Seminar Series is up and running. You can read about the initiative on the website.

Call for applications

The steering committee is welcoming applications from PhD students in Asteroseismology. The procedure is simple and can be found here: Apply!

In order to perform the selection and distribute the seminars in time, it is important that students declare their interest in advance (i.e. before the end of 2020); the title and abstract can be preliminary at this stage.

Please note that priority will be given to students who finish their PhD in 2021. The steering committee will aim to ensure appropriate diversity of both seminar topics and speakers.

If you want to include your group in the initiative, you are most welcome to join. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the steering committee.