Luca Fossati, Priv.-Doz. Dr.


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Educational Background:
  2018, Habilitation in Space Sciences, University of Graz (Austria)
  2009, Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Vienna (Austria)
  2005, M.Sc. Physics, University of Pavia (Italy)

Research interests:
My research interests span from exoplanets to stars. In the exoplanet field my research concentrates mostly on the observational and theoretical study of planet atmospheric escape and of the star-planet interaction phenomenon. My research covers also the characterisation of planetary atmospheres. In the stellar field my research interests cover the photometric and spectroscopic characterisation of stellar atmospheres, the study of stellar evolution, and the detection of magnetic fields for stars across the whole main-sequence.

Publication list:
Current list of publications at ADS.

Selected list:
Suppressed Far-UV Stellar Activity and Low Planetary Mass Loss in the WASP-18 System.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2018); AJ.

An excess of massive stars in the local 30 Doradus starburst.
Schneider, F.; et al. (2018); Science.

The effect of ISM absorption on stellar activity measurements and its relevance for exoplanet studies.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2017); A&A.

Magma oceans and enhanced volcanism on TRAPPIST-1 planets due to induction heating.
Kislyakova, K.; et al. (2017); Nature Astronomy.

A solar-type star polluted by calcium-rich supernova ejecta inside the supernova remnant RCW 86.
Gvaramadze, V.; et al. (2017); Nature Astronomy.

Aeronomical constraints to the minimum mass and maximum radius of hot low-mass planets.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2017); A&A.

Evidence of magnetic field decay in massive main-sequence stars.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2016); A&A.

Far-UV Spectroscopy of the Planet-hosting Star WASP-13: High-energy Irradiance, Distance, Age, Planetary Mass-loss Rate, and Circumstellar Environment.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2015); ApJ.

A Bimodal Correlation between Host Star Chromospheric Emission and the Surface Gravity of Hot Jupiters.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2015); ApJ.

B fields in OB stars (BOB): on the detection of weak magnetic fields in the two early B-type stars β CMa and ɛ CMa. Possible lack of a "magnetic desert" in massive stars.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2015); A&A.

Relating turbulent pressure and macroturbulence across the HR diagram with a possible link to Gamma Doradus stars.
Grassitelli, L.; et al. (2015); A&A.

Echography of young stars reveals their evolution.
Zwintz, K.; et al. (2014); Science.

The spectroscopic Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of Galactic massive stars.
Castro, N.; et al. (2014); A&A.

Absorbing Gas around the WASP-12 Planetary System.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2013); ApJ.

Near-ultraviolet Absorption, Chromospheric Activity, and Star-Planet Interactions in the WASP-12 system.
Haswell, C. A.; et al. (2012); ApJ.

Metals in the Exosphere of the Highly Irradiated Planet WASP-12b.
Fossati, L.; et al. (2010); ApJ.

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