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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto


23-25 September 2012, Porto, Portugal

Sunday, 23rd September
16:30 - 19:30 Registration
16:30 - 17:15 O Sol tranquilo?
Alexandre Aibéo
17:30 - 18:15 Observation of the Sun / Planetarium Demonstration
18:30 - 19:15 Caçadores de Luz e Trevas: Em busca das primeiras galáxias do Universo
José Afonso
19:30 End of public session
Monday, 24th September
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:05 Welcome
The Sun and the Solar System
9:05 - 9:25 Solar Dynamo Models New Insights from 3D MHD Simulations of the Convection Zone
Dário Passos
9:25 - 9:40 Variation rate of sunspot area
Ricardo Gafeira
Stellar Formation
9:40 - 10:00 Study of outflows signatures in FUor objects
Vanessa Agra-Amboage
Extra-Solar Planets
10:00 - 10:20 Chemical abundances of 1111 FGK dwarfs from the HARPS GTO planet search program
Vardan Adibekyan
10:20 - 10:40 Li depletion in solar analogues with exoplanets
Elisa Delgado Mena
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
11:00 - 11:15 Homogeneous planet population statistics
Annelies Mortier
11:15 - 11:30 A new visual spectroscopic metallicity scale for M dwarfs the 'Super-Index' approach
Vasco Neves
11:30 - 11:45 Deriving stellar parameters for cool stars Optimizing the line lists
Maria Tsantaki
11:45 - 12:00 The impact of stellar companions on precise radial velocities
Diana Cunha
12:00 - 12:15 Long-term stellar activity and radial velocity of cool stars from the HARPS sample
João Gomes da Silva
12:15 - 12:30 On the detection and characterization of transiting exoplanets beating stellar noise
Mahmoudreza Oshagh
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing
14:00 - 14:20 Jupiter-analogs around Sun-like stars. New planets from SOPHIE and ELODIE.
Isabelle Boisse
14:20 - 14:40 PlanetVision
Nuno Santos
14:40 - 15:00 The Rossiter-McLaughlin revisited
Gwenaël Boué
15:00 - 15:20 Comparing HARPS and Kepler surveys On the alignment of multiple-planet systems
Pedro Figueira
Asteroseismology and Stellar Evolution
15:20 - 15:40 Global parameters for solar type stars: new insights from models
João Fernandes
15:40 - 16:00 Asteroseismic inference on stellar cores of solar-like pulsators
Isa Brandão
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
16:30 - 16:50 Testing pulsation driving with interferometry
Margarida Cunha
16:50 - 17:10 Quasiperiodic patterns, the new observable for delta Scuti stars
Antonio García Hernández
17:10 - 17:30 The (non-)universality of the mixing length parameter
Fernando Pinheiro
17:30 SPA meeting
20:30 Dinner
Tuesday, 25th September
Next-generation observing facilities and Instrumentation
9:00 - 9:30 The E-ELT: Preparing a revolution
Carlos Martins
9:30 - 10:00 ESPRESSO, A rocky exoplanets hunter for the VLT - Instrument design and the Portuguese contribution
Alexandre Cabral
10:00 - 10:30 Portugal Participation in the Euclid Space Mission
António da Silva / Ismael Tereno
10:30 - 10:55 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
10:55 - 11:10 Dependence of the quality of an image with the nature of the interferometric phase and the number of telescopes
Nuno Gomes
11:10 - 11:30 MOONS a new multi-object spectrograph for the VLT Conceptual design and Portuguese participation
Alexandre Cabral
Cosmology
11:30 - 11:50 A classification of scalar tensor cosmologies and their dualities
José Pedro Mimoso
11:50 - 12:10 Latest results from the XCS
Pedro Viana
12:10 - 12:25 CMB Induced Polarization by Clusters of Galaxies and Filaments
Elsa Patrícia Ramos
12:25 - 12:40 Probing dark energy beyond z=2 with CODEX
Pauline Vielzeuf
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing
14:00 - 14:15 Impact of z-Information upon Cosmology with Next-Generation Radio Surveys
Stefano Camera
14:15 - 14:30 Intensity Mapping of Lyman-alpha Emission During the Epoch of Reionization
Marta Silva
Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics
14:30 - 14:50 UPMASK Unsupervised Photometric Membership Assignment in Stellar Clusters
André Moitinho de Almeida
14:50 - 15:10 The environments of faint Ultra Steep Spectrum radio sources
José Afonso
15:10 - 15:25 The HEG/LG dichotomy in the most powerful radio galaxies
Cristina Fernandes
15:25 - 15:40 The early effect of the cluster environment on star-formation the case of XMMU J2235.3-2557
Ruth Grützbauch
15:40 - 16:00 Dust and gas properties of star-forming dwarf galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
Marco Grossi
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
16:30 - 16:45 Extremely metal poor blue compact dwarf galaxies as seen by IFU spectroscopy
Patricio Lagos
16:45 - 17:00 The warm interstellar medium in early-type galaxies from the CALIFA Survey
Jean Michel Gomes
17:00 - 17:15 The Core of Merging Galaxies
Paula Brochado
17:15 - 17:30 The Gran Telescopio Canarias view of a gaseous super-bubble around a z=2.5 quasar and its Lyman-alpha blob
Andrew Humphrey
17:30 - 18:30 Round table discussion: "Opportunities and challenges of the Portuguese astronomical community in the next decade"
Coordinator: André Moitinho de Almeida

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