226 089 893
Nuno C. Santos is assistant professor at the Departamento de Física e Astronomia/Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. He was awarded a first degree in Physics at the Universidade de Lisboa (Faculdade de Ciências) in 1996, and a Master degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the same university. In 2002 he ended his PhD at the University of Geneva (Observatoire de Genève), Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Michel Mayor. Following a first pos-doc in Geneva, he then integrated the teams in CAAUL (2003) and CAUP (2007), now merged to form IA (2015).
Current main research interests focus on Planetary System's science, leading in IA the thematic line on Towards the detection and characterization of other Earths. Author of more than 300 refereed papers in high impact journals, Nuno C. Santos is expert in exoplanet research, having led several key results in planet search projects using radial velocity and transit methods, on the study of the star planet connection, and on the study of exoplanet atmospheres. Examples include the detection of the first possible rocky planet orbiting a solar type star (2004), and pioneer studies about the effects of stellar chemical abundances on planet frequency and composition. For these latter, in 2010 he was offered, together with Prof. Michel Mayor and Prof. Garik Israelian, the 1st Viktor Ambartsumian International prize.
In the context of exoplanet research he is involved in several key instrumentation projects, including: Co-PI of the ESPRESSO (ESO) and Co-I of the NIRPS spectrographs, board member of the CHEOPS and PLATO missions (ESA), and member of the steering committee of the HIRES@ELT instrument.
ADS public library
Lastest publications at IAE. Esparza-Borges, M. Oshagh, N. Casasayas-Barris, E. Pallé, G. Chen, G. Morello, N. C. Santos, J. V. Seidel, A. Sozzetti, R. Allart et al. (including: P. Figueira, H. M. Tabernero, O. Demangeon, V. Zh. Adibekyan, C. J. A. P. Martins, S. G. Sousa), 2022,
Retrieving the transmission spectrum of HD 209458b using CHOCOLATE: a new chromatic Doppler tomography technique,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 657, 12
>> AbstractS. C. C. Barros, B. Akinsanmi, G. Boué, A. M. S. Smith, J. Laskar, S. Ulmer-Moll, J. Lillo-Box, D. Queloz, A. C. Cameron, S. G. Sousa et al. (including: O. Demangeon, N. C. Santos), 2022,
Detection of the tidal deformation of WASP-103b at 3 σ with CHEOPS,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 657, 20
>> AbstractK. W. F. Lam, Sz. Csizmadia, N. Astudillo-Defru, X. Bonfils, D. Gandolfi, P. Padovani, M. Esposito, C. Hellier, T. Hirano, J. H. Livingston et al. (including: N. C. Santos, P. Figueira), 2021,
GJ 367b: A dense, ultrashort-period sub-Earth planet transiting a nearby red dwarf star,
Science, 374, 1271 - 1275
>> AbstractS. G. Sousa, V. Zh. Adibekyan, E. Delgado Mena, N. C. Santos, B. Rojas-Ayala, B. Soares, H. Legoinha, S. Ulmer-Moll, J. D. Camacho, S. C. C. Barros et al. (including: O. Demangeon, M. A. Monteiro), 2021,
SWEET-Cat 2.0: The Cat just got SWEETer. Higher quality spectra and precise parallaxes from Gaia eDR3,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 656, 13
>> AbstractA. Boucher, A. Darveau-Bernier, S. Pelletier, D. Lafrenière, E. Artigau, N. J. Cook, R. Allart, M. Radica, R. Doyon, B. Benneke et al. (including: J. Gomes da Silva, P. Figueira, J. H. C. Martins, N. C. Santos), 2021,
Characterizing Exoplanetary Atmospheres at High Resolution with SPIRou: Detection of Water on HD 189733 b,
The Astrophysical Journal, 162
>> AbstractB. C. Addison, E. Knudstrup, I. Wong, G. Hébrard, P. Dorval, I. A. G. Snellen, S. Albrecht, A. Bello-Arufe, J.-M. Almenara, I. Boisse et al. (including: O. Demangeon, N. C. Santos), 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 TOI-1431b/MASCARA-5b: A Highly Irradiated Ultrahot Jupiter Orbiting One o,
The Astronomical Journal, 162