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Pedro Figueira

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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 IA publicationsM. Oshagh, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, V. Zh. Adibekyan, A. Santerne, S. C. C. Barros, J. J. G. Lima, 2015,
Polar stellar-spots and grazing planetary transits. Possible explanation for the low number of discovered grazing planets,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 583, L1
V. Zh. Adibekyan, P. Figueira, N. C. Santos, S. G. Sousa, J. P. S. Faria, E. Delgado Mena, M. Oshagh, M. Tsantaki, A. A. Hakobyan, J. I. González Hernández, L. Suárez-Andrés, G. Israelian, 2015,
Identifying the best iron-peak and α-capture elements for chemical tagging: The impact of the number of lines on measured scatter,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 583, A94
V. Zh. Adibekyan, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, C. Dorn, S. G. Sousa, E. Delgado Mena, G. Israelian, A. A. Hakobyan, C. Mordasini, 2015,
From stellar to planetary composition: Galactic chemical evolution of Mg/Si mineralogical ratio,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 581, L2
P. Figueira, V. Zh. Adibekyan, M. Oshagh, J. J. Neal, B. Rojas-Ayala, C. Lovis, C. Melo, F. Pepe, N. C. Santos, M. Tsantaki, 2016,
Radial velocity information content of M dwarf spectra in the near-infrared,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 586, A101
N. C. Santos, V. Zh. Adibekyan, C. Mordasini, W. Benz, E. Delgado Mena, C. Dorn, L. A. Buchhave, P. Figueira, A. Mortier, F. Pepe, A. Santerne, S. G. Sousa, S. Udry, 2015,
Constraining planet structure from stellar chemistry: the cases of CoRoT-7, Kepler-10, and Kepler-93,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 580, L13
F. Motalebi, S. Udry, M. Gillon, C. Lovis, D. Ségransan, L. A. Buchhave, B.-O. Demory, L. Malavolta, C. D. Dressing, D. Sasselov, K. Rice, D. Charbonneau, A. Collier Cameron, D. W. Latham, E. Molinari, F. Pepe, L. Affer, A. S. Bonomo, R. Cosentino, X. Dumusque, P. Figueira, A. F. M. Fiorenzano, S. Gettel, A. Harutyunyan, R. D. Haywood, J. Johnson, E. Lopez, M. Lopez-Morales, M. Mayor, G. Micela, A. Mortier, V. Nascimbeni, D. F. Phillips, G. Piotto, D. Pollacco, D. Queloz, A. Sozzetti, A. Vanderburg, C. A. Watson, 2015,
The HARPS-N Rocky Planet Search
I. HD 219134 b: A transiting rocky planet in a multi-planet system at 6.5 pc from the Sun
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 584, A72
N. C. Santos, J. H. C. Martins, G. Boué, A. C. M. Correia, M. Oshagh, P. Figueira, A. Santerne, S. G. Sousa, C. Melo, M. Montalto, I. Boisse, D. Ehrenreich, C. Lovis, F. Pepe, S. Udry, A. Garcia Muñoz, 2015,
Detecting ring systems around exoplanets using high resolution spectroscopy: the case of 51 Pegasi b,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 583, A50
I. Boisse, A. Santerne, J.-P. Beaulieu, W. Fakhardji, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, S. G. Sousa, C. Ranc, 2015,
The first radial velocity measurements of a microlensing event: no evidence for the predicted binary,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 582, L11
M. Montalto, N. Iro, N. C. Santos, S. Desidera, J. H. C. Martins, P. Figueira, R. Alonso, 2015,
Further Constraints on the Optical Transmission Spectrum of HAT-P-1b,
The Astrophysical Journal, 811, 55
J.-F. Donati, E. Hébrard, G. A. J. Hussain, C. Moutou, L. Malo, K. Grankin, A. A. Vidotto, S. Alencar, S. G. Gregory, M. Jardine, G. Herczeg, J. Morin, R. Fares, F. Ménard, J. Bouvier, X. Delfosse, R. Doyon, M. Takami, P. Figueira, P. Petit, I. Boisse, 2015,
Magnetic activity and hot Jupiters of young Suns: the weak-line T Tauri stars V819 Tau and V830 Tau,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453, 3706 - 3719

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