Invitation to take part in PLATO community data analysis exercise

Relevant date: 
Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

PLATO Granada Team has been invited to take part  in PLATO community data analysis exercise.

The early stages of the development of the asteroseismic pipeline for PLATO are now underway. Responsibility for the design of algorithms for extracting average/global parameters and individual mode parameters falls on PLATO Stellar Science WP128, which has a steering committee comprising myself (lead), Jerome Ballot, Guy Davies, Rafa Garcia, Saskia Hekker and Mikkel Lund.

PLATO Granada Team will participate in a first community exercise on extracting these parameters from short-cadence PLATO-like data. The short-cadence data will comprise the core mission target list. The incentive for taking part will be to play an active role in contributing to the core PLATO pipeline, and to have co-authorship on papers we will publish from the development work. The attached document has further details on this initial exercise, including the proposed timeline.

We will participated in Part 2: Since the PLATO pipeline will have to work in an automated manner on a large number of targets, for this part we will ask participants to make their codes available (e.g. on GitHub) for us to run in a “blind”, automated manner on the remaining 40-star testing set. This will provide results for comparison with the training set. We will provide full instructions on what is needed with regards to input and output formats (we will write suitable code-wrappers to handle dealing with the results). (see attached for a full description).

Organization: Bill Chaplin and the PSM128 team