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Margarida Cunha is a Principal Researcher at IA. She was awarded a first degree in Physics/Applied Mathematics by the University of Porto in 1994, the Advanced Certificate in Mathematics (Part III) by the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1995 and a PhD by the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1999. She is a member of IA since its creation.
Current research interests focus on asteroseismology and helioseismology. In particular, she is interested in the development of seismic diagnostic tools aimed at exploring space-based data to infer particular aspects of the stellar physics and understand stellar evolution, as well as on the understanding of the coupling between the magnetic fields and solar/stellar oscillations.
Margarida Cunha is currently chair of the Working Group #4 (AF Classical pulsators) for the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC), in association to the NASA mission TESS, and Chair of the Work Package #124000 (seismic diagnostics), for the PLATO Science Preparation Management (PSM), in association to the ESA PLATO mission.
In addition, she is a member of the WP120 Board for the Stellar Science part of the PLATO PSM and former leader (2015-2018) of the IA group “Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets”.
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Lastest publications at IAA. R. G. Santos, S. Mathur, R. A. García, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, 2021,
On the relation between active-region lifetimes and the autocorrelation function of light curves,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508, 267 - 278
>> AbstractM. Deal, M. S. Cunha, Z. Keszthelyi, K. Perraut, D. L. Holdsworth, 2021,
Fundamental properties of a selected sample of Ap stars: Inferences from interferometric and asteroseismic constraints,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 650, 20
>> AbstractE. Michel, M. Haywood, B. Famaey, B. Mosser, R. Samadi, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, H. Kjeldsen, K. Belkacem, A. Miglio, R. Garcia et al. (including: T. L. Campante, M. S. Cunha), 2021,
Chronos - take the pulse of our galactic neighbourhood,
Experimental Astronomy, 51, 945 - 962
>> AbstractC. Gehan, B. Mosser, E. Michel, M. S. Cunha, 2021,
Automated approach to measure stellar inclinations: validation through large-scale measurements on the red giant branch,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 645, 25
>> AbstractB. Nsamba, N. A. M. Moedas, T. L. Campante, M. S. Cunha, J.-C. Suárez, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, J. M. Fernandes, C. Jiang, B. Akinsanmi, 2021,
Asteroseismic modelling of solar-type stars: a deeper look at the treatment of initial helium abundance,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500, 54 - 65
>> AbstractM. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, W. J. Chaplin, 2020,
From solar-like to mira stars: a unifying description of stellar pulsators in the presence of stochastic noise,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 4687 - 4697