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Porto MW-Gaia WG3 Workshop: Exoplanets in the era of Gaia


This is the second workshop of the CA18104 COST Action MW-Gaia and the first workshop of the Working Group 3 (WG3). The Action addresses five key challenges that are splitted into five different WGs:

WG1: The Milky Way as a Galaxy,
WG2: EWThe Life and Death of Stars
WG3: Planetary Systems Near and Far
WG4: Gaia Fundamentals: Space and Time
WG5: Astrometry Innovation Challenge – towards sub-μas astrometry



Scientific motivation and the format
With ultra-precise astrometric and photometric observations of more than 1 billion stars, GAIA will revolutionize our view of the Solar System, Extrasolar planetary systems, the Milky Way as a Galaxy, distant extra-galactic objects, and many other fields of astronomy. The aim of this workshop is to bring together exoplanet and stellar astrophysicists to discuss how GAIA is already revolutionizing our understanding of exoplanet formation and evolution, and what are the future perspectives.

The scientific program of the workshop will be organized as follows:
- Gaia and exoplanets: Overview of the Gaia mission; Overview of Exoplanet research;
- Exoplanet surveys: Exoplanet detection with Gaia; synergies between Gaia and other ongoing/upcoming space missions (Kepler, K2, TESS, PLATO) and ground-based exoplanet surveys (e.g. RV, Transit, Direct Imaging);
- Exoplanetary systems: Physical properties of exoplanets and their orbital architecture;
- Star-planet connection: Exoplanet host stars as an instrument to study planet formation and evolution in different environments.

For each of the session there will be review and contributed talks, followed by open discussion between the participants.

The workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.


Support to Attendees
There is some funding available to support participant travel and accommodation costs. Our MW-Gaia Action is following the COST organisation's inclusiveness policies - see https://www.cost.eu/who-weare/ cost-strategy/excellence-and-inclusiveness - and will evaluate requests for support against these criteria and the applicants statement as to why their attendance at the workshop will be beneficial to them and/or the other workshop participants.

When registering participants are asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for financial support. If so they need to attach a short 200 word giving an indication of their research interests and why attendance at the workshop will be beneficial to them (and/or the other attendees of the workshop).


SOC
Alessandro Sozetti (Turin Observatory)
Alexandre Correia (U.Coimbra)
Andres Moya (U.Birmingham)
Elisa Delgado Mena (IA)
Federica Spoto (OCA, Nice)
Joris De Ridder (KU Leuven)
Julia de Leon (IAC)
Shay Zucker (U.Tel Aviv)
Vardan Adibekyan (Chair, IA)


LOC
Alexandre Correia (U.Coimbra)
Andre Silva (IA)
Elsa Silva (IA)
Elsa Moreira (IA)
Elisa Delgado Mena (Co-Chair, IA)
Manuel Monteiro (IA)
Paulo Pereira (IA)
Saeed Hojjatpanah (IA)
Vardan Adibekyan (Co-Chair, IA)



Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia