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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
26 April 2010

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 PhD in Astronomy in the upcoming 1 or 2 years, including students of the licenciatura and mestrado in related areas such as Physics, Mathematics and other relevant science or engeneering degrees.


Morning Session: Ongoing PhD projects
10:00 - 10:15Abertura do Dia do Doutoramento
10:15 - 10:30António Portas
10:30 - 10:45Paula Brochado
When galaxies get together
10:45 - 11:00Isa Brandão
Towards the understanding of the deepest layers of Solar-like pulsators
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 11:45João Silva
Influence of stellar activity in the detection of extrasolar planets using the radial-velocity method
11:45 - 12:00Xavier Dumusque
How to detect other Earths?
12:00 - 12:15Vasco Neves
M-dwarfs and exoplanets: perspectives and challenges of an exciting PhD project
12:15 - 12:30Pedro Almeida
Multiplicity in protostellar ages; Addressing fundamental properties of protostellar systems in the Infrared: a spectroscopic approach

Afternoon Session: Potential PhD projects at CAUP

14:00 - 14:15António da Silva
  • Cosmic Microwave Background, secondary anisotropies and their correlations
  • Formation and evolution of Large Scale Structure in the Universe
14:15 - 14:25Polychronis Papaderos
Integral Field Unit spectroscopy of starburst galaxies
14:25 - 14:40Carlos Martins
The VLT Large Programme for Testing Fundamental Physics
14:40 - 14:50Pedro Viana
Energia escura: o maior enigma em Cosmologia
14:50 - 15:00João Lima
Possible Ph.D. and M.Sc. research topics on MHD, at CAUP
15:00 - 15:15Mário João Monteiro
Asteroseismology Across the HR Diagram
  • Contemporaneous asteroseismology of different types of pulsators in open clusters
  • Asteroseismology of solar-type stars - towards the characterization of planet-hosting systems
15:15 - 15:25Michaël Bazot
Determining physical characteristics of planet-hosting stars: asteroseismology and stellar modelling
15:25 - 15:35Nuno Santos/Sérgio Sousa
Exoplanetas no CAUP
15:35 - 15:45Joana Ascenso
Star Formation in Clusters
15:45 - 16:00Nanda Kumar
  • The formation of massive stars: Probing the kinematics on the scales of 100-1000AU
  • The formation of protobinaries
  • Transition from starless to prestellar cores
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30  Informal meeting between CAUP's researchers and CAUP's PhD students

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

For more information please contact Joana Ascenso.