Detection and characterisation of transiting exoplanets

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Susana Barros (IA, Porto U.)

Abstract: I will present my main research topics on transiting exoplanets. I will star by exemplifying the discovery of exoplanets from the K2 mission. I will present the K2 pipeline and show how we find candidates that are later confirmed with follow-up observations. Then I will present results of transit timing variation analysis of WASP-10, Kepler-88 and  K2-19. I will finish by exemplifying  the effects of stellar activity in transit observations and how they affect the derived transit parameters.


This seminar is supported by Portuguese Funds through the CIDMA - Centre for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology ("FCT" - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), within the project UID/MAT/04106/2013.