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Modeling spectroscopic signatures of stellar activity

Grant number: 19/20319-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno
Grantee:Dirceu Yuri Simplicio Netto
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

Abstract

This postdoctoral project aims to better understand stellar activity through characterization of lines with chromospheric contribution, such as the Ca II H and K lines. We also intend to model the effect of stellar activity on radial velocities, which is key in our quest to characterize exoplanets, especially small planets such as super-Earths and in the future Earth analogs. (AU)

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