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PDA Evaluation Session - 12th Edition

2020 Astronomy Doctoral Program Evaluation Session (12th Edition)

20th – 21st July 2020

- Public Session -

Local: Zoom (for students and juri)

Youtube (public link): https://www.youtube.com/FCUPvideos/


20th of July - Monday

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome – PDA 2020 Evaluation Committee

Catarina G. G. Lobo

Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro

Sérgio Sousa

Nuno M. C. Santos (Chair)

João José F. G. A. Lima

Olivier Demangeon

Pedro Avelino

João Faria

Vardan Adibekyan

Pedro Viana

Morgan Deal

Carlos Martins

Margarida Cunha


Project for a Thesis in Astronomy (AST601):

Each student has 15 minutes to present followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Session 1:

10:15 – 10:45 A new paradigm for the estimation of precise stellar radial velocities: towards the development of an innovative data analysis software

André Silva (2019)

Proposed Advisors: Sérgio Sousa (IA U.Porto), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP), Pedro T. P. Viana (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP)

10:45 – 11:15 Reconstruction of the mass assembly history of Active Galactic Nuclei with FADO

Abhishek Rajesh Chougule (2019)

Proposed Advisors: Jean-Michel Gomes (IA U.Porto), Polychronis Papaderos (IA U.Porto)

11:15 – 11:45 Towards the detection of exoplanet atmospheres spectral features using highdispersion spectroscopy

Eduardo Cristo (2019)

Proposed Advisors: Olivier Demangeon (IA U.Porto), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & Departamento de Física e Astronomia-FCUP)

Session 2:

14:30 – 15:00 The physics of stars: building the next generation suite of tools to explore seismic data acquired from space

Miguel Clara (2019)

Proposed Advisor: Margarida Cunha (IA U.Porto), Tiago Campante (IA U. Porto), Pedro Avelino (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP)

15:00 – 15:30 Galactic archaeology of solar-type stars with the NASA TESS mission

Thibault Boulet (2019)

Proposed Advisor: Tiago Campante (IA U.Porto), Vardan Adibekyan (IA U.Porto), Aldo Serenelli (ICE-CSIC, Espanha)

15:30 – 16:00 Unveiling the composition of exoplanets atmospheres with CHEOPS and ESPRESSO

Tomás Silva (2019)

Proposed Advisor: Olivier Demangeon (IA U.Porto), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & DFAFCUP), Gabriella Gilli (IA U.Lisboa)

16:00 – 17:00 Meeting of the Evaluation Committee (closed).

17:00 End of first day.


21st of July - Tuesday

Thesis in Astronomy (AST722):

Each student has 10 minutes to present followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Session 3:

10:00 – 10:20 Looking for rings and tides in transiting exoplanets

Akinbowale Babatunde Akinsanmi (2017)

Advisors: Susana C. C. Barros (IA U.Porto), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP)

10:20 – 10:40 Derivation of M-Dwarf Stellar Parameters in the NIR

Alexandros Antoniadis Karnavas (2017)

Advisors: Sérgio A. G. Sousa (IA U.Porto), Elisa Delgado Mena (IA U.Porto)

10:40 – 11:00 The ESPRESSO Road to Fundamental Cosmology

Ana Catarina O. Leite (2015)

Advisors: Carlos J. A. P. Martins (IA U.Porto), Paolo Molaro (INAF-OATS, IT)

11:00 – 11:20 Atmospheric Dispersion Correction for High Resolution Astronomical Instruments

Bachar Wehbe (2016)

Advisors: Alexandre P. Cabral (IA U.Lisboa & FCUL), Gerardo Ávila S. (ESO, Garching)

11:20 – 11:40 Advanced Statistical Data Analysis Methods for the detection of Other Earths

João D. R. Camacho (2017)

Advisors: Pedro T. P. Viana (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP), João Faria (IA U.Porto)

Session 4:

14:30 – 14:50 Detection and Characterization of Planets Orbiting Oscillating red-Giant Stars with NASA’s TESS Mission

L. Filipe R. Pereira (2016)

Advisors: Tiago Campante (IA U.Porto), Margarida S. Cunha (IA U.Porto), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP)

14:50 – 15:10 Exploring the Condensation Temperature Trends in Open Clusters

Paulina Zaworska (2015 PT)

Advisors: Elisa Delgado mena (IA U.Porto)

15:10 – 15:30 Radial Velocity Data Analysis and Optimization of Observations for the ESPRESSO

Planet-Hunter: Towards Finding a Twin of Earth

Saaed Hojjatpanah (2016)

Advisors: Pedro R. L. Figueira (ESO, Chile), Nuno M. C. Santos (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP)

15:30 – 15:50 Integral Field Observations and Ionization Modeling of Extended Emission Line Halos in High Redshift Active Galaxies

Sandy G. Morais (2017)

Advisors: Andrew J. Humphrey (IA U.Porto), Montserrat Villar-Martín (Centro de Astrobiologia INTA/CSIC)

15:50 – 16:10 Unveiling the Dark Side of the Universe

Vasco M. C. Ferreira (2015)

Advisors: Pedro P. Avelino (IA U.Porto & DFA-FCUP), Ismael Tereno (IA U.Lisboa)

16:10 The End.

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