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Biographic Notes
Isa Brandão finished her graduate studies on Physics/Applied Mathematics at Porto University in 2005 and in 2007 was awarded with the MSc degree in astronomy at the same University. In 2012, she finished her mixed PhD (with the Aarhus University, Denmark) in astronomy, the title given by the Porto University. She is now a researcher at Astrophysics Institute - CAUP with a post-doc grant from FCT Portugal.

Current research interests include:

  • Modeling of solar like stars by using non-seismic data and, when available, information from stellar pulsations (a technique called asteroseismology) in order to obtain their fundamental parameters, such as the mass, radius, and age, with high precision. Very interested in characterizing planet-hosting stars.
  • Use of seismic diagnostic tools for inference on stellar interiors and, in particular, the properties of the core. The evolutionary state of a star (age) is strongly dependent on the properties of its core. On the other hand, knowing stellar interiors is useful to understand the physics occurring there and consequently improve stellar evolutionary codes.
  • Development of methods in order to improve the offset between the observed and model frequencies that exists due to our inability of properly model the outer layers of stars.

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Lastest publications at IAG. Clementini, L. Eyer, V. Ripepi, M. Marconi, T. Muraveva, A. Garofalo, L. Sarro, M. Palmer, X. Luri, R. Molinaro et al. (including: S. Antón), 2017,
Gaia Data Release 1
Testing parallaxes with local Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 605, 29
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Leeuwen, A. Vallenari, C. Jordi, L. Lindegren, U. Bastian, T. Prusti, J. de Bruijne, A. G. A. Brown, C. Babusiaux, C. A. L. Bailer-Jones et al. (including: S. Antón), 2017,
Gaia Data Release 1
Open cluster astrometry: performance, limitations, and future prospects
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 601
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Calen B. Henderson, Radosaw Poleski, Matthew Penny, R. A. Street, D. Bennett, D. W. Hogg, B. Scott Gaudi, W. Zhu, T. Barclay, G. Barentsen et al. (including: A. Santerne), 2016,
Campaign 9 of the K2 Mission: Observational Parameters, Scientific Drivers, and Community Involvement for a Simultaneous Space- and Ground-based Microlensing Survey,
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 128
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N. Mehrtens, A. K. Romer, R. C. Nichol, C. A. Collins, P. J. Rooney, J. A. Mayers, A Bermeo-Hernandez, M. Bristow, D. Capozzi, L. Christodoulou et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
The XMM Cluster Survey: the halo occupation number of BOSS galaxies in X-ray clusters,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 1929 - 1943
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C. Fabricius, U. Bastian, J. Portell, M. Davidson, N. Hambly, M. Clotet, M. Biermann, A. Mora, D. Busonero, A. Riva et al. (including: S. Antón), 2016,
Gaia Data Release 1. Pre-processing and source list creation,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 595, 21
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T. Prusti, J. de Bruijne, A. G. A. Brown, A. Vallenari, C. Babusiaux, C. A. L. Bailer-Jones, U. Bastian, M. Biermann, D. W. Evans, L. Eyer et al. (including: S. Antón), 2016,
The Gaia mission,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 595, 36
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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