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Pedro Figueira

Investigador Auxiliar,
Investigador FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

+351 226 089 855

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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 CAUP publications
P. Figueira, S. Neves, F. A. L. Pires, P. J. T. Pereira, J. Retrê, R. S. S. C. Reis, P. D. M. Mondim, 2016,
Astro Homus: Revealing the Astronomers behind the Science,
Communicating Astronomy with the Public
L. A. Buchhave, C. D. Dressing, X. Dumusque, K. Rice, A. Vanderburg, A. Mortier, M. Lopez-Morales, E. Lopez, M. Lundkvist, H. Kjeldsen, L. Affer, A. S. Bonomo, D. Charbonneau, A. C. Cameron, R. Cosentino, P. Figueira, A. F. M. Fiorenzano, A. Harutyunyan, R. D. Haywood, J. A. Johnson, D. W. Latham, C. Lovis, L. Malavolta, M. Mayor, G. Micela, E. Molinari, F. Motalebi, V. Nascimbeni, F. Pepe, D. F. Phillips, G. Piotto, D. Pollacco, D. Queloz, D. Sasselov, D. Segransan, A. Sozzetti, S. Udry, C. A. Watson, 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
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, G. Hébrard, C. Lovis, M. Oshagh, J.-P. Rivet, N. C. Santos, O. Suarez, A. A. Vidotto, 2016,
Is the activity level of HD 80606 influenced by its eccentric planet?,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 592
V. Zh. Adibekyan, E. Delgado Mena, P. Figueira, S. G. Sousa, N. C. Santos, J. I. González Hernández, I. Minchev, J. P. S. Faria, G. Israelian, G. Harutyunyan, L. Suárez-Andrés, A. A. Hakobyan, 2016,
Abundance trend with condensation temperature for stars with different Galactic birth places,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 592
M. Oshagh, S. Dreizler, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, A. Reiners, 2016,
Can stellar activity make a planet seem misaligned?,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 593
V. Zh. Adibekyan, E. Delgado Mena, P. Figueira, S. G. Sousa, N. C. Santos, J. P. S. Faria, J. I. González Hernández, G. Israelian, G. Harutyunyan, L. Suárez-Andrés, A. A. Hakobyan, 2016,
ζ2 Reticuli, its debris disk, and its lonely stellar companion ζ1 Ret. Different Tc trends for different spectra,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 591
N. C. Santos, A. Santerne, J. P. S. Faria, J. Rey, A. C. M. Correia, J. Laskar, S. Udry, V. Zh. Adibekyan, F. Bouchy, E. Delgado Mena, C. Melo, X. Dumusque, G. Hébrard, C. Lovis, M. Mayor, M. Montalto, A. Mortier, F. Pepe, P. Figueira, J. Sahlmann, D. Ségransan, S. G. Sousa, 2016,
An extreme planetary system around HD 219828. One long-period super Jupiter to a hot-Neptune host star,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 592
D. A. Fischer, G. Anglada-Escude, P. Arriagada, R. V. Baluev, J. Bean, F. Bouchy, L. A. Buchhave, T. Carroll, A. Chakraborty, J. R. Crepp, R. I. Dawson, S. A. Diddams, X. Dumusque, J. D. Eastman, M. Endl, P. Figueira, E. B. Ford, D. Foreman-Mackey, P. Fournier, G. Fűrész, B. Scott Gaudi, P. C. Gregory, F. Grundahl, A. Hatzes, G. Hébrard, E. Herrero, D. W. Hogg, A. W. Howard, J. A. Johnson, P. Jorden, C. A. Jurgenson, D. W. Latham, G. Laughlin, T. J. Loredo, C. Lovis, S. Mahadevan, T. M. McCracken, F. Pepe, M. R. Perez, D. F. Phillips, P. P. Plavchan, L. Prato, A. Quirrenbach, A. Reiners, P. Robertson, N. C. Santos, D. Sawyer, D. Segransan, A. Sozzetti, T. Steinmetz, A. Szentgyorgyi, S. Udry, J. A. Valenti, S. X. Wang, R. A. Wittenmyer, J. T. Wright, 2016,
State of the Field: Extreme Precision Radial Velocities,
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 128
J. P. S. Faria, R. D. Haywood, B. J. Brewer, P. Figueira, M. Oshagh, A. Santerne, N. C. Santos, 2016,
Uncovering the planets and stellar activity of CoRoT-7 using only radial velocities,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 588, A31-
A. Santerne, J.-P. Beaulieu, B. Rojas-Ayala, I. Boisse, E. Schlawin, J.-M. Almenara, V. Batista, D. Bennett, R. F. Díaz, P. Figueira, D. James, T. Herter, J. Lillo Box, J.-B. Marquette, C. Ranc, 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