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Exoplanet detection

Grant number: 19/09249-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2019
Effective date (End): October 11, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno
Grantee:Giulia Martos
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/04055-8 - High precision spectroscopy: from the first stars to planets, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):19/22664-4 - Planet characterization with Juliet, BE.EP.IC

Abstract

The objective of the project is to study the radial velocity method in Astronomy, which is important for the detection of new exoplanets and for the confirmation and characterization of exoplanets detected with the transit technique. We will use data from the literature to study different planetary orbits, and also data gathered by our group SAMPA for the detection of planets around solar twins. We will also study the impact of magnetic activity on the radial velocities, as it is one of the main problems for the detection of rocky planets.

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