Journal Club

The Planet’s team has regular Journal Clubs. Everyone is very welcome to join!
Here you can find information regarding the papers to be discussed in the next sessions, as well as the works already presented.

When: Every two weeks – Monday’s just following the Planet’s Team Meetings ~14h30
Duration: ≤ 30 min
Connection: Zoom link – Planet’s team meetings

Next Speakers:
(Volunteers always welcome, if you find a cool paper feel free to come present !! No specific order, can change upon requests).

Date Speaker Topic
December 6th(?) José Silva TBA
December 20th(?) José P. M. Rodrigues TBA
TBA Nuno Rosário TBA

Guest speaker nominees:

  • Lalitha Sairam: Circumbinaries.
  • Romain Allart: Telluric correction; Transmission spectroscopy.
↓ Previous presentations (2021/2022)
Date Speaker Topic
November 22nd André Miguel A. C. V. Silva New Periodograms Separating Orbital Radial Velocities and Spectral Shape Variation
November 8th Diogo Quirino Day-night cloud asymmetry prevents early oceans on Venus but not on Earth
October 11st Eduardo A. S. Cristo No umbrella needed: Confronting the hypothesis of iron rain on WASP-76b with post-processed general circulation models
September 27th Tomás Silva A Heavy Molecular Weight Atmosphere for the Super-Earth π Men c


↓ Previous presentations (2020/2021)
Date Speaker Topic
July 7th José Rodrigues TOI-942b: A Prograde Neptune in a ∼60 Myr old Multi-transiting System
June 7th Tomás Silva Assessing telluric correction methods for Na detections with
high-resolution exoplanet transmission spectroscopy
May 24th Pedro Machado Venus Atmospheric Dynamics at Two Altitudes: Akatsuki and Venus Express Cloud Tracking, Ground-Based Doppler Observations and Comparison with Modelling
May 10th Susana C. C. Barros A Fast, 2D Gaussian Process Method Based on Celerite: Applications to Transiting Exoplanet Discovery and Characterization
April 26th Sérgio A. G. Sousa Searching for Extragalactic Exoplanetary Systems: the Curious Case of BD+20 2457
April 12th Gabriella Gilli Claimed Detection of PH3 in the Clouds of Venus is consistent with mesospheric SO2
March 29th Olivier D. S. Demangeon Analytic Light Curves in Reflected Light: Phase Curves, Occultations, and Non-Lambertian Scattering for Spherical Planets and Moons
March 15th Elisa Delgado Mena Europium as a lodestar: diagnosis of radiogenic heat production in terrestrial exoplanets
March 1st Vardan Zh. Adibekyan Bridging the Planet Radius Valley: Stellar Clustering as a Key Driver for Turning Sub-Neptunes into Super-Earths
February 15th Jorge H. C. Martins The GAPS Programme at TNG. XXIX. No detection of reflected light from 51 Peg b using optical high-resolution spectroscopy
February 1st João N. T. Gomes da Silva Auto-correlation functions of astrophysical processes, and their relation to Gaussian processes. Application to radial velocities of different starspot configurations
January 18th Babatunde Akinsanmi The Exomoon Corridor: Half of all exomoons exhibit TTV frequencies within a narrow window due to aliasing
January 7th Alexandros Antoniadis Karnavas Formation of multiple-planet systems in resonant chains around M dwarfs
December 17th André Miguel A. C. V. Silva A public HARPS radial velocity database corrected for systematic errors
December 2nd Saeed Hojjatpanah The Probability that a Rocky Planet’s Composition Reflects its Host Star
November 17th João P. Faria Separating planetary reflex Doppler shift from stellar variability in the wavelength domain & Identifying Exoplanets with Deep Learning. IV. Removing Stellar Activity Signals from Radial Velocity Measurements Using Neural Networks
November 3rd João D. R. Camacho EXPRES. II. Searching for Planets Around Active Stars: A Case Study of HD 101501
October 19th L. Filipe Pereira Exoplanet Validation with Machine Learning: 50 new validated Kepler planets
October 6th José E. O.  Silva A Long-lived Sharp Disruption on the Lower Clouds of Venus
September 22nd Eduardo A. S. Cristo Forward modelling and retrievals with PLATON, a fast open source tool  &  PLATON II: New Capabilities And A Comprehensive Retrieval on HD 189733b Transit and Eclipse Data
September 7th Tomás A. Silva Detection of Na in WASP-21b’s lower and upper atmosphere