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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 IAL. Malavolta, L. Borsato, V. Granata, G. Piotto, E. Lopez, A. Vanderburg, P. Figueira, A. Mortier, V. Nascimbeni, L. Affer, 2017,
The Kepler-19 System: A Thick-envelope Super-Earth with Two Neptune-mass Companions Characterized Using Radial Velocities and Transit Timing Variations,
The Astronomical Journal, 153
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P. Viana Almeida, J. F. Gameiro, P. P. Petrov, C. Melo, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, S. Alencar, 2017,
Evidence of a substellar companion around a very young T Tauri star,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 600
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M. 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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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