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The meeting was held in the Zeeman building (NOT the Physics department) which is in the north-east of the campus. We were in room MS.05, which is on the second floor of the building. Please check the interactive campus mapLink opens in a new window to see the location and find directions.

Slides from the presentations are being linked here when permission is granted by the presenter.

Last update 02/10/2023 16:12

Wednesday 13th

Thursday 14th Friday 15th

Session: "PLATO data from start to finish"

Session: "PLATO synergies"


L1 data processing & global cotrendingLink opens in a new window
(James McCormac)

09:00 Benchmark stars for PLATOLink opens in a new window
(Pierre Maxted)


Exoplanet data processing overview
(Simon Hodgkin)

09:20 Enhancing PLATO with the TESS data legacyLink opens in a new window
(Daniel Bayliss)


The PLATO Ground-based Observing Programme (GOP)Link opens in a new window
(Thomas G. Wilson)

09:40 NGTS support for PLATO
(Peter Wheatley)



10:00 Gaia-PLATO synergy updateLink opens in a new window
(Nic Walton / Simon Hodgkin)
10:10 Discussion
10:30 Coffee/tea break 10:30 Coffee/tea break

Session: "Stellar activity" 


11:00 N-FEE focal plane calibrationLink opens in a new window
(Alan Smith)


The impact of stellar variability on exoplanet detection and characterisation with PLATO
(Suzanne Aigrain)

Session: "Getting involved in the PLATO mission consortium"


The long-term behaviour of inactive cool stars: evidence for a transition in the nature of their radial velocity variability?Link opens in a new window
(Chris Watson)

11:20 Complementary science and the Guest Observer programmeLink opens in a new window
(Gavin Ramsay - recorded)


Predicting convective blueshift and radial-velocity dispersion due to granulation for FGK starsLink opens in a new window
(Shweta Dalal)

11:40 Why join the PMC, and how to do itLink opens in a new window
(David Brown)


Probing the early evolution of planetary systems with PLATO
(Edward Gillen)


Discussion / Q&A

Round-upLink opens in a new window
(David Brown)

12:20 Discussion
13:00 Lunch 13:00 End
13:30 On-site registration  

Welcome & logisticsLink opens in a new window

Session: "Stellar science"

Session: "A PLATO Primer"


Mission overview, current status, & flight hardware progressLink opens in a new window
(Don Pollacco)

14:30 Stellar science data processing overviewLink opens in a new window
(David Brown)

The PLATO projectLink opens in a new window
(Paul Strøm)

14:50 Asteroseismic inference on populations of starsLink opens in a new window
(Amalie Stokholm)

Observing fields & data productsLink opens in a new window
(David Brown)

15:10 The PLATO asteroseismic analysis pipeline
(Martin Nielsen)


15:30 Discussion
16:00 Coffee/tea break 16:00 Coffee/tea break
Session: "Exoplanet science"
Session: "Exoplanet theory"
16:30 Circumbinary planets as a source of temperate planets
(Amaury Triaud)
16:30 Recent work on planet formation theoryLink opens in a new window
(Richard Nelson)
16:50 Understanding stellar properties to learn about planetary systems
(Vincent Van Eylen)
16:50 Planet populations arising from planet formation models
(Gavin Coleman)
17:10 Single transits with PLATO
(Paul Strøm)
17:10 Planet formation in stellar cluster environment
(Lin Qiao)
17:30 Discussion 17:30 Discussion
18:00 Close 18:00 Close