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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
10 April 2013

An informal meeting will take place at the auditorium of the building hosting the Planetário do Porto and the Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, between CAUP's researchers and Astronomy students.

The event is open to any student with a potential interest in carrying out a degree in Astronomy in the upcoming 1 or 2 years, including students of licenciaturas and mestrados in related areas such as Physics, Mathematics and other relevant science or engeneering degrees.

Projects booklet available for download here.
Junior projects booklet available for download here.


Opening Presentations
14:00Welcome & CAUP Booklets Release
Carlos J. A. P. Martins
14:05Introduction to CAUP
Pedro P. Avelino
14:15The Masters Programme
Pedro T. P. Viana
14:30The Doctoral Programme
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
Ongoing research projects
14:45Cosmic Tidal Shear Correlations for Galactic Halos
Vanessa Böhm
14:50Correcting stellar spectra from telluric lines
Diana Cunha
14:55Astrophysical Probes of Fundamental Physics and Unification
Miguel C. Ferreira
15:00Giant planets around evolved stars
Annelies Mortier
15:05The effect of stellar spots on the high precision transit light curve
Mahmoudreza Oshagh
Proposed research projects
15:35Field Theory applications to Astrophysics, Cosmology and High Energy Physics
Pedro P. Avelino
15:40Probing inside strongly magnetic stars
Margarida S. Cunha
15:45Probing the Formation of Galaxies using Lyman-Alpha Emission and Absorption
Andrew J. Humphrey
15:50Modelling the interaction between the accretion and outflow regions around YSO’s
João J. G. Lima
16:00Fundamental Physics with the E-ELT and Euclid
Carlos J. A. P. Martins
16:05Physical requirements for the existence of a convective core in main sequence stars
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
16:10Dwarf Galaxies and Pseudo-bulges
Polychronis Papaderos
16:15Validation of small transiting exoplanets with PASTIS
Alexandre Santerne
Research teams
16:25The Stars and Planets Team
Margarida S. Cunha
16:40The Galaxies and Cosmology Team
Polychronis Papaderos
16:55Closing remarks
Carlos J. A. P. Martins

All Astronomy students (undergraduates, MSc and PhD students) are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information please contact Carlos J. A. P. Martins.