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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Observation of exoplanet transits

Susana C. C. Barros

I will start by presenting some old PhD results on interacting binaries. Then I will present my main research topics on transiting exoplanets starting with the discovery of exoplanets. I will present the K2 pipeline and show how we find candidates for follow-up. Then I will present results of transit timing variation analysis of WASP-10, Kepler-88 and K2-19. I will finish by exemplifying the effects of stellar activity in transit observations which is the motivation for my investigator grant at IA.

24 February 2016, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) is a new but long anticipated research infrastructure with a national dimension. It embodies a bold but feasible vision for the development of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, taking full advantage and fully realizing the potential created by the national membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). IA resulted from the merging the two most prominent research units in the field in Portugal: the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL). It currently hosts more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal, and is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in the area of Space Sciences. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.

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