We are pleased to present the second announcement of the PLATO atmospheres workshop which will be held online via webex on DECEMBER 8-10 2021.
Details of the final programme and schedule are still being finalised.
We plan to have the following afternoon sessions each starting at 14:00 CET and ending with a short breakout discussion. The planned sessions and the opening talk speakers (invited) are:
(1) Joint strategies for exoplanet missions (Giovanna Tinetti)
(2) Hot Jupiters (Vivien Parmentier)
(3) Sub-Neptunes (Eliza Kempton)
(4) (Hot) Rocky Exoplanets (Mark Hammond)
Planned are 20-minute invited talks, 10-minute standard talks and a poster session.
It is possible with PLATO to constrain basic atmospheric information e.g. to observe possible phase curves hence albedo and meridional transport for some favorable Ultra Hot Jupiter or/and Hot Jupiter atmospheres, or to constrain bulk composition via the Rayleigh Absorption Feature with the Fast Camera Filters, or to distinguish different types of massive early steam atmospheres from PLATO measurements of planetary radius and age. PLATO can also reveal the time-variation of the occultation depths. Occultation mapping is possible with the ultrahigh-precision and very short cadence PLATO light curves to map exoplanetary light distributions.
We welcome contributions from the exoplanetay science community at large on hot and cool terrestrial planetary atmospheres. This includes data analyses and modeling studies on atmospheric composition, climate, escape, clouds, retrieval, phase curves and evolution of hot and temperate rocky exoplanets.
The organizers particularly welcome a clear demonstrable link with the PLATO mission science goals.
Registration will be possible until November 15th 2021.
To register please send an email to PLATO_atmospheres(at)dlr.de and state your name, institution and whether you request a talk or poster (in which case please send a title).
Please accept our apologies if you receive this email multiple times.
The PLATO Atmospheres Workshop Team
LOC: Szilard Csizmadia, Alexander Esau, John Lee Grenfell, Barbara Stracke, Ruth Titz-Weider
SOC: Szilard Csizmadia, John Lee Grenfell, Tristan Guillot, Manuel Güdel, Helmut Lammer, Tim Lichtenberg, Lena Noack, Heike Rauer, Frank Sohl