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Margarida S. Cunha

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Biographic notes
Margarida Cunha graduated in Physics/Applied Mathematics at Porto University in 1994. In 1995 was awarded the PartIII of Mathematics by the University of Cambridge and in 1999 finished her doctorate at the Institute of Astronomy of the same University.

M.S. Cunha's work is focused on the development of seismic diagnostic tools for inference on stellar interiors, as well as on the interpretation of the coupling between stellar oscillations and magnetic fields. In both cases, the main aim is to probe aspects of the physics and dynamics of stars that are still not fully understood, such as to improve the way these are tackled when modeling stars, e.g., with recourse to stellar evolution codes.

Currently, M.S. Cunha's research interests are focused on: 1) The inference of stellar ages, activity and chemistry, particularly for solar-like pulsators during their main sequence evolution; 2) The inference on the structure of post-main sequence stars; 3) The characterization of planet-host stars.


Lastest publications at IAK. Perraut, M. S. Cunha, D. Shulyak, T. Ryabchikova, N. Nardetto, D. Mourard, A. Meilland, I. Tallon-Bosc, C. Farrington, M. Landoni, 2020,
Benchmarking the fundamental parameters of Ap stars with optical long-baseline interferometric measurements,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 642, 13
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G. Drťau, 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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C. Jiang, T. R. Bedding, Stassun K. G., D. Veras, E. Corsaro, D. L. Buzasi, T. L. Campante, T. Rodrigues, B. Nsamba, D. Bossini et al. (including: M. S. Cunha), 2020,
TESS Asteroseismic Analysis of the Known Exoplanet Host Star HD 222076,
The Astrophysical Journal, 896, 18
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C. Jiang, M. S. Cunha, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, I. Zhang, 2020,
Variations of the mixing character of dipolar mixed modes in red giant stars,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 621 - 636
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V. Silva Aguirre, D. Stello, A. Stokholm, W. H. Ball, S. Basu, D. Bossini, L. Bugnet, D. L. Buzasi, T. L. Campante, W. J. Chaplin et al. (including: M. Vrard, M. S. Cunha, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, L. F. Pereira), 2020,
Detection and Characterization of Oscillating Red Giants: First Results from the TESS Satellite,
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 889
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P. P. Avelino, M. S. Cunha, W. J. Chaplin, 2020,
Modelling stochastic signatures in classical pulsators,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492, 4477 - 4483
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Margarida S. Cunha
Instituto de Astrof√≠sica e Ci√™ncias do Espa√ßo Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia