PLATO Input Catalogue (PIC) Workshop (I)

Sala Consiliare, Provincia di Padova

Sala Consiliare, Provincia di Padova

Sala Consiliare, S. Stefano Palace Piazza Antenore 3, 35121 Padova
Giampaolo Piotto (Università degli Studi di Padova), Valentina Granata (Università degli Studi di Padova)

This workshop is the first meeting of a series of thematic PLATO (Planetary Transit and Oscillations of stars) Input Catalog (PIC) workshops that aim at bringing together all researchers interested in building up a catalog of PLATO targets to be monitored during the mission lifetime.

PLATO is the third medium-class mission adopted by ESA within the Cosmic Vision program, presently under construction for a launch in 2026. PLATO main goal is to find and study a large number of extrasolar planets and planetary systems, with emphasis on the properties of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone around bright and nearby solar-like stars. PLATO has also been designed to perform asteroseismology, enabling the accurate characterization of planet host stars, including their mass and age.

High precision light curves of stars in the PLATO fields will be collected with a cadence between 2.5 sec to 50 sec (duty cycle > 93% / year). The enormous data rate does not allow us to download the single images. Imagettes around up to 20000 stars, and light curves for up to one million stars will be processed on-board and sent to Earth. A PLATO input catalog including positions and main parameters of PLATO targets is crucial to preselect the stars most appropriate for the main mission goal.

During the workshop, researchers interested in exoplanet science, stellar astrophysics and complementary science will have the opportunity to discuss the PLATO target selection, prioritization and characterization.




  • Alessandro Sozzetti
  • Alexandre Santerne
  • Ana M. Heras
  • Andrea Miglio
  • Andreas Quirrenbach
  • Andrew Tkachenko
  • Antonino F. Lanza
  • Antonio Villacorta
  • Billy Edwards
  • Charlotte Gehan
  • Cilia Damiani
  • Conny Aerts
  • Cristina Chiappini
  • Domenico Nardiello
  • Domitilla de Martino
  • Don Pollacco
  • Eduard Masana
  • Eleni Manthopoulou
  • Ennio Poretti
  • Francesca De Angeli
  • Gaia Lacedelli
  • Gavin Ramsay
  • Giampaolo Piotto
  • Giorgia Busso
  • Giuseppe Altavilla
  • Hans Deeg
  • Ignasi Ribas
  • Isabella Pagano
  • Isabelle Boisse
  • Jesus Higuera
  • John Bray
  • Josep Manel Carrasco
  • Juan Cabrera
  • Keivan Stassun
  • Klaus Strassmeier
  • Konstanze Zwintz
  • Leo Girardi
  • Loredana Prisinzano
  • Luca Borsato
  • Luca Malavolta
  • Magali Deleuil
  • Marcella Di Criscienzo
  • Marco Montalto
  • Marek Skarka
  • Marica Valentini
  • Mariejo Goupil
  • Michele Fabrizio
  • Nicholas Walton
  • Nicolas Nardetto
  • Paola Maria Marrese
  • Patrick Gaulme
  • Paul A. Wilson
  • Petr Kabath
  • Pierre Maxted
  • Riccardo Claudi
  • Roelof de Jong
  • Réza Samadi
  • Serena Benatti
  • Sergio Ortolani
  • Silvano Desidera
  • Silvia Marinoni
  • Simon Hodgkin
  • Stephane Udry
  • Tesfaye Muhie
  • Thierry Morel
  • Timothy Van Reeth
  • Tomaž Zwitter
  • Ulrich Kolb
  • Valentina Granata
  • Valerio Nascimbeni
  • Vardan Adibekyan
    • 14:00 14:10
      Welcome & Introduction
      • 14:00
        Welcome and Workshop purposes 10m
        Speaker: Giampaolo Piotto
    • 14:10 15:55
      Mission update - Chair: Granata
    • 15:55 16:25
      Coffee break 30m

      Coffee break is offered by INAF contribution

    • 16:25 18:20
      Target selection (WP13) - Chair: Deleuil
    • 09:10 11:00
      Exoplanetary science (WP11) - Chair: Malavolta
      • 09:10
        Exoplanet hosts and the PIC 15m
        Speaker: Don Pollacco
      • 09:25
        Multiplicity of planet hosts 15m
        Speaker: Silvano Desidera
      • 09:40
        False positives: what can be done in the PIC 15m
        Speaker: Alexandre Santerne
      • 09:55
        Circumbinary planets: implications for the PIC 15m
        Speaker: Hans Deeg
      • 10:10
        Activity and activity cycles of PLATO target stars: PIC implications 20m
        Speaker: Nuccio Lanza
      • 10:30
        Simulation of end of mission Gaia catalogue in PLATO fields 15m
        Speaker: Josep Manel Carrasco
      • 10:45
        Discussion 15m
    • 11:00 11:25
      Coffee break 25m

      Coffee break is offered by INAF contribution

    • 11:25 12:35
      Stellar science (WP12) - Chair: Aerts
      • 11:25
        Stellar Science and PIC 15m
        Speaker: Marie-Jo Goupil
      • 11:40
        Benchmark eclipsing binaries in the PLATO long-stare fields 15m
        Speaker: Pierre Maxted
      • 11:55
        Preparatory data needed for the non-seismic characterisation of the PLATO targets 15m
        Speaker: Thierry Morel
      • 12:10
        Asteroseismology model calibration 15m
        Speaker: Andrea Miglio
      • 12:25
        Discussion 10m
    • 12:35 13:35
      Lunch break 1h

      Lunch will be offered INAF contribution

    • 13:35 14:35
      Complementary science (WP16) - Chair: Goupil
      • 13:35
        Introduction to the PLATO-CS 10m
        Speaker: Conny Aerts
      • 13:45
        Complementary Science and PLATOSim/TESS/Gaia/Sloan links 15m
        Speaker: Andrew Tkachenko
      • 14:00
        Galactic Archaeology with asteroseismology: lessons learned with CoRoT, Kepler, K2, and TESS 15m
        Speaker: Dr Cristina Chiappini
      • 14:15
        Interior Rotation from Red Giants 10m
        Speaker: Charlotte Gehan
      • 14:25
        Interior Rotation and Ages of F stars 10m
        Speaker: Timothy Van Reeth
    • 14:35 16:10
      Technical aspects of the PIC - Chair: Pagano
      • 14:35
        The inputs to the PIC by the Performance Team 15m
        Speaker: Juan Cabrera
      • 14:50
        PIC input for optimization of photometric extraction algorithms 20m
        Speaker: Reza Samadi
      • 15:10
        PIC: implementation and structure 20m
        Speaker: Paola M. Marrese
      • 15:30
        PIC to PDC-DB and back to PSM 20m
        Speaker: Cilia Damiani
      • 15:50
        From PIC to SOC to MOC to POC: the fate of PIC up to the spacecraft 20m
        Speaker: Antonio Villacorta
    • 16:10 16:35
      Coffee Break 25m

      Coffee break is offered by INAF contribution

    • 16:35 17:35
      PIC update process - Chair: Heras
    • 17:35 18:20
      Field selection (WP13) - Chair: Piotto
      • 17:35
        PLATO fields: constraints and scientific drivers 15m
        Speaker: Valerio Nascimbeni
      • 17:50
        Discussion 30m
    • 20:30 22:30
      Social Dinner at Trattoria da Giovanni -- meeting point at 19:30 in Piazza Garibaldi 2h Via della Busa 9, 35038, Torreglia, Italia

      Via della Busa 9, 35038, Torreglia, Italia

      Via della Busa 9, 35038, Torreglia, Italia

      "Trattoria da Giovanni"

    • 09:20 10:40
      Follow-up science (WP14) - Chair: Pollacco
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee break 30m

      Coffee break is offered by INAF contribution

    • 11:10 12:00
      Interfaces - Chair: Ramsay
      • 11:10
        PIC and the PLATO World: the hard job to manage interfaces 10m
        Speaker: Riccardo Claudi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 11:20
        Interfaces with WP12 15m
        Speaker: Morel Thierry
      • 11:35
        Interfaces from PSM point of view 15m
        Speaker: Paul A. Wilson
      • 11:50
        Discussion 10m
    • 12:00 13:00
      Discussion & Wrap-up - Chair: G. Piotto