Nuno Peixinho is a researcher at IA / Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He was awarded a first degree in Physic / Applied Mathematics (Astronomy) by the University of Porto in 1996, a Master degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics by the University of Lisbon in 2001 and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics by the University of Lisbon in 2005. He is a member of IA since 2021.
Current research interests focus on planetary sciences, solar physics, space weather, and space weathering. In particular, he studies the physical and surface properties of minor bodies of the solar system, and their weathering, from the ice-bearing trans-Neptunian objects to the manmade space debris, the detection of exoplanets though microlensing, and solar synoptic observations. He is currently the Portuguese Delegate at the European Southern Observatory Users' Committee (ESO UC), a National Astronomy Education Co-Coordinator (NAEC) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Coordinator of the Astronomy and Space Sciences Promotion Unit (UPACE) of the Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra (OGAUC), being also a Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Coimbra (IIIUC). He teachers Planetary Sciences to the Master in Astrophysics and Instrumentation for Space at the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, operates the Planetarium of the University of Coimbra, and OGAUC's Spectro-Heliograph. He was OGAUC’s Co-Assistant Director from 2018 to 2020.
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Lastest publications at IAI. Kondo, J. C. Yee, D. Bennett, T. Sumi, N. Koshimoto, I. Bond, A. Gould, A. Udalski, Y. Shvartzvald, Y. K. Jung et al. (including: N. Peixinho), 2021,
OGLE-2018-BLG-1185b: A Low-mass Microlensing Planet Orbiting a Low-mass Dwarf,
The Astronomical Journal, 162(2, 18
>> AbstractA. A. Macias, V. Tudor, O. Vaduvescu, M. Predatu, A. Galad, S. Gajdos, H. F. Stevance, R. Errmann, J. Vilagi, E. Unda-Sanzana et al. (including: F. Lopez-Martinez), 2017,
The EURONEAR Lightcurve Survey of Near Earth Asteroids,
Earth, Moon, and Planets, 120, 60