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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
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-
J. P. S. Faria, N. C. Santos, P. Figueira, A. Mortier, X. Dumusque, I. Boisse, G. Lo Curto, C. Lovis, M. Mayor, C. Melo, F. Pepe, D. Queloz, A. Santerne, D. Ségransan, S. G. Sousa, A. Sozzetti, S. Udry, 2016,
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets
XL. Searching for Neptunes around metal-poor stars
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 589, A25-
M. 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-
A. Mortier, J. P. S. Faria, N. C. Santos, V. Rajpaul, P. Figueira, I. Boisse, A. Collier Cameron, X. Dumusque, G. Lo Curto, C. Lovis, M. Mayor, C. Melo, F. Pepe, D. Queloz, A. Santerne, D. Ségransan, S. G. Sousa, A. Sozzetti, S. Udry, 2016,
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets
XXXIX. HD 175607, the most metal-poor G dwarf with an orbiting sub-Neptune
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 585, A135-
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-
R. F. Díaz, D. Ségransan, S. Udry, C. Lovis, F. Pepe, X. Dumusque, M. Marmier, R. Alonso, W. Benz, F. Bouchy, A. Coffinet, A. Collier Cameron, M. Deleuil, P. Figueira, M. Gillon, G. Lo Curto, M. Mayor, C. Mordasini, F. Motalebi, C. Moutou, D. Pollacco, E. Pompei, D. Queloz, N. C. Santos, A. Wyttenbach, 2016,
The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets
XXXVIII. Bayesian re-analysis of three systems. New super-Earths, unconfirmed signals, and magnetic cycles
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 585, A134-