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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 IAD. Huber, T. R. White, T. S. Metcalfe, A. Chontos, M. M. Fausnaugh, C. S. K. Ho, V. Van Eylen, W. H. Ball, S. Basu, T. R. Bedding et al. (including: D. Bossini, T. L. Campante, M. S. Cunha, M. Deal, C. Gehan, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, B. Nsamba), 2022,
A 20 Second Cadence View of Solar-type Stars and Their Planets with TESS: Asteroseismology of Solar Analogs and a Recharacterization of π Men c,
The Astronomical Journal, 163
>> AbstractM. S. Cunha, I. W. Roxburgh, V. Aguirre Børsen-Koch, W. H. Ball, S. Basu, W. J. Chaplin, M.-J. Goupil, B. Nsamba, J. M. J. Ong, D. R. Reese et al. (including: T. L. Campante, M. T. Clara, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro), 2021,
PLATO hare-and-hounds exercise: asteroseismic model fitting of main-sequence solar-like pulsators,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508, 5864 - 5885
>> AbstractA. 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. L. Hill, S. R. Kane, T. L. Campante, Z. Li, P. A. Dalba, T. D. Brandt, T. R. White, B. J. S. Pope, K. G. Stassun, B. J. Fulton et al. (including: D. Bossini, M. S. Cunha), 2021,
The American Astronomical Society, find out more The American Astronomical Society, find out more The Institute of Physics, find out more The Institute of Physics, find out more Asteroseismology of iota Draconis and Discovery of an Additional Long-per,
The Astronomical Journal, 162
>> AbstractF. Shi, D. W. Kurtz, D. L. Holdsworth, H. Saio, M. S. Cunha, H. Zhang, J. Fu, G. Handler, 2021,
Discovery of multiple p-mode pulsation frequencies in the roAp star, HD 86181,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 5629 - 5639
>> AbstractJ. Lillo-Box, Á. Ribas, B. Montesinos, N. C. Santos, T. L. Campante, M. S. Cunha, D. Barrado, E. Villaver, S. G. Sousa, H. Bouy et al. (including: L. F. Pereira), 2021,
Uncovering the ultimate planet impostor. An eclipsing brown dwarf in a hierarchical triple with two evolved stars,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 653, 18