Luca Fossati, Dr.


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Educational Background:
  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 evaporation 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:
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.

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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