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Pedro Figueira

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Biographic notes
My research revolves around the detection of extrasolar planets using radial-velocity technique, the most efficient planetary detection method. I specialized in near-IR radial velocities and precision issues, and I work mostly on the development of pipelines for state-of-the-art and forthcoming spectrographs; yet my research interests span a wide range of sub-topics (from statistical methods to modelling).


Lastest publications at IAM. López-Morales, R. D. Haywood, J. L. Coughlin, L. Zeng, L. A. Buchhave, H. A. C. Giles, L. Affer, A. S. Bonomo, D. Charbonneau, A. C. Cameron et al. (including: P. Figueira), 2016,
Kepler-21b: A rocky planet around a V=8.25 magnitude star,
The Astronomical Journal, 152
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L. A. Buchhave, C. D. Dressing, X. Dumusque, K. Rice, A. Vanderburg, A. Mortier, M. López-Morales, E. Lopez, M. Lundkvist, H. Kjeldsen et al. (including: P. Figueira), 2016,
A 1.9 Earth Radius Rocky Planet and the Discovery of a Non-transiting Planet in the Kepler-20 System,
The Astronomical Journal, 152
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V. Zh. Adibekyan, P. Figueira, N. C. Santos, 2016,
Which Type of Planets do We Expect to Observe in the Habitable Zone?,
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 46, 351 - 359
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A. Santerne, J.-P. Beaulieu, B. Rojas-Ayala, I. Boisse, E. Schlawin, J.-M. Almenara, V. Batista, D. Bennett, R. F. Díaz, P. Figueira et al. (including: N. C. Santos, S. G. Sousa), 2016,
Spectroscopic characterisation of microlensing events. Towards a new interpretation of OGLE-2011-BLG-0417,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 595, 8
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M. Oshagh, S. Dreizler, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, A. Reiners, 2016,
Can stellar activity make a planet seem misaligned?,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 593, 7
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P. Figueira, A. Santerne, A. Suárez Mascareño, J. Gomes da Silva, L. Abe, V. Zh. Adibekyan, P. Bendjoya, A. C. M. Correia, E. Delgado Mena, J. P. S. Faria et al. (including: M. Oshagh, N. C. Santos), 2016,
Is the activity level of HD 80606 influenced by its eccentric planet?,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 592, 9
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Pedro Figueira
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia