This is the first of a series of thematic PLATO Exoplanet workshops that aim to bring together observers and theorists to discuss some of the major challenges in exoplanet research.

This year the workshop will be examining stellar activity and its affect on the detection and characterisation of small planets. We already know that stellar activity has a subtle impact on low signal-to-noise transits and can challenge radial velocity measurements. For low mass, small planets this will limit the number of targets that can be followed up. Consequently, any improvements we can make in our treatment of activity signals will make a significant impact in the characterised small planet population.


Registration is still possible till October 15, 2018 or when the number of available seats in the meeting room is reached.


Science Organizing Committee

  • François Bouchy
  • Juan Cabrera
  • Szilard Csizmadia
  • Richard Nelson
  • Isabella Pagano
  • Don Pollacco
  • Heike Rauer
  • Stéphane Udry

Local Organizing Committee

  • Magali Deleuil
  • Hugh Osborn
  • Alexandre Santerne



The meeting will take place at Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille.

Direction and practical information can be found



There are no preferred hotels associated with the workshop.

Recommendations are to book through the usual websites. The best option is downtown, as then LAM is easy to access with the metro (line 1 to La Rose, then the fast bus).



Talks will be streamed and recorded.

Plese follow the link:


Want to know more on PLATO?

see the new PLATO Mission Consortium website at

Online user: 1