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Nuno Peixinho

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Biographic Notes
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 IA (or with IA Researchers)P. Rota, V. Bozza, M. Hundertmark, E. Bachelet, R. A. Street, Y. Tsapras, A. Cassan, M. Dominik, R. Figuera Jaimes, K. A. Rybicki et al. (including: N. Peixinho), 2024,
Gaia21blx: Complete resolution of a binary microlensing event in the Galactic disk,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 686, 11
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T. Chatzistergos, I. Ermolli, D. Banerjee, T. Barata, I. Chouinavas, M. Falco, R. Gafeira, F. Giorgi, Y. Hanaoka, N. A. Krivova et al. (including: A. Lourenço, N. Peixinho), 2023,
Analysis of full-disc Hα observations: Carrington maps and filament properties in 1909–2022,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 680, 19
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R. E. Pike, W. Fraser, K. Volk, J. J. Kavelaars, M. Marsset, N. Peixinho, M. E. Schwamb, M. T. Bannister, L. Peltier, L. E. Buchanan, S. D. Benecchi, N. J. Tan, 2023,
Col-OSSOS: The Distribution of Surface Classes in Neptune's Resonances,
The Planetary Science Journal, 4, 200
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J. Filho, P. M. R. Duarte, P. Gordo, N. Peixinho, R. Melicio, D. Valério, R. Gafeira, 2023,
Space Surveillance payload camera breadboard: Star tracking and debris detection algorithms,
Advances in Space Research, 72, 13
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J. Santos, N. Peixinho, T. Barata, C. Pereira, A. P. Coimbra, M. Crisóstomo, M. Mendes, 2023,
Sunspot Detection Using YOLOv5 in Spectroheliograph H-Alpha Images,
Applied Sciences, 13
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C. Quintero Noda, R. Schlichenmaier, L. R. Bellot Rubio, M. G. Löfdahl, E. Khomenko, J. Jurčák, J. Leenaarts, C. Kuckein, S. J. González Manrique, S. Gunár et al. (including: R. Gafeira, N. Peixinho), 2022,
The European Solar Telescope,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 666, 36
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Nuno Peixinho
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia