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Margarida S. Cunha
Researcher

Phone
226 089 850

Email
mcunha@astro.up.pt

ORCID
0000-0001-8237-7343

Biographic Notes
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”.

Publications
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Lastest publications at IAC. 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 and Astrophysics, 645, 25
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B. 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
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W. H. Ball, W. J. Chaplin, M. B. Nielsen, L. González-Cuesta, S. Mathur, A. R. G. Santos, R. A. García, D. L. Buzasi, B. Mosser, M. Deal et al. (including: B. Nsamba, T. L. Campante, M. S. Cunha), 2020,
Robust asteroseismic properties of the bright planet host HD 38529,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 6084 - 6093
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M. 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
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K. Perraut, M. S. Cunha, A. Romanovskaya, D. Shulyak, T. Ryabchikova, V. Hocdé, N. Nardetto, D. Mourard, A. Meilland, F. Morand, 2020,
Benchmarking the fundamental parameters of Ap stars with optical long-baseline interferometric measurements,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 642, 13
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G. Dréau, M. S. Cunha, M. Vrard, P. P. Avelino, 2020,
On using dipolar modes to constrain the helium glitch in red giant stars,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497, 1008 - 1014
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Margarida S. Cunha
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia