Dr Tiago Campante PhD

Dr. Tiago Campante

School of Physics and Astronomy
Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4598
Fax
+44 (0) 121 414 4601
Email
t.campante@bham.ac.uk
Address
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr. Campante is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His main research interests are focussed around asteroseismology and exoplanetary science. He devotes most of his time to the asteroseismic investigation of solar-type stars and red giants, having developed a special interest in the characterisation of exoplanet-host stars. Dr. Campante has been an active contributor to the asteroseismic programme of the NASA Kepler mission, having also previously contributed to the analysis of seismic targets observed by the CoRoT space mission and during ground-based, radial-velocity campaigns. He is currently engaged in the stellar science preparatory work for the upcoming NASA’s TESS and ESA’s PLATO missions. His most recent research venture has taken him to the realm of fundamental physics, where he is investigating ways of using asteroseismology of red-giant stars to search for gravitational waves.

Dr. Campante is coauthor on over 80 research papers in scientific journals (including Nature and Science). He is also an enthusiastic communicator on the themes of stellar physics and exoplanets, giving frequent talks to various groups at both the local and national level. He frequently contributes to both the national and international media on stories related to his field of research.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Astronomy, Universidade do Porto (Portugal), 2012
  • BSc in Physics/Applied Mathematics, Universidade do Porto (Portugal), 2007

Biography

Tiago Campante qualified with a BSc in Physics/Applied Mathematics from the Universidade do Porto (Portugal) in 2007. He went on to study for a PhD in Astronomy at the same University, having spent half of his doctoral studies at Aarhus Universitet (Denmark). In 2012, shortly after concluding his PhD (with distinction), he joined the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • Data Analysis in Asteroseismology; Category: Invited Lecturer; Level: Graduate; IVth Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences, Horta, Azores, Portugal, Jul 17–27 2016
  • Asteroseismic Data Analysis with DIAMONDS; Category: Invited Lecturer; Level: Graduate; IVth Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences, Horta, Azores, Portugal, Jul 17–27 2016
  • Time-Domain Astronomy; Category: Invited Lecturer; Level: Doctorate; Academic years: 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16; Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Year 3 Group Studies; Category: Teaching Assistant; Level: Undergraduate; Academic years: 2015/16; University of Birmingham
  • Year 2 Physics Lab; Category: Demonstrator; Level: Undergraduate; Academic years: 2015/16; University of Birmingham
  • Year 1 Astrolab; Category: Demonstrator; Level: Undergraduate; Academic years: 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15; University of Birmingham

Postgraduate supervision

  • Benard Nsamba; PhD research (ongoing); Thesis title: Asteroseismic characterization of exoplanet-host stars in preparation for NASA’s TESS and ESA’s PLATO space missions; Co-supervisor: Dr. Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro, IA & Universidade do Porto

Research

• Stellar structure and evolution
• Asteroseismology of solar-type stars and red giants
• Exoplanetary science
• Gravitational waves

Other activities

• Chair of the SOC of the IVth Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences on Asteroseismology and Exoplanets: Listening to the Stars and Searching for New Worlds
• Leader of Work Package 128 220 (Solar-like stars with planets) in the framework of the PLATO Science Preparation Management (PSPM)
• Member of Work Package 128 210 (Solar-like stars) and Work Package 128 230 (Multiple stars) in the framework of the PLATO Science Preparation Management (PSPM)
• Member of the TESS Target Selection Working Group
• Member of the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium Working Group 1 (Asteroseismology of exoplanet hosts) and Working Group 2 (Oscillations in solar-type stars)
• Member of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Operations Center
• Member of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium Working Group 1 (Sun-like stars) and Working Group 8 (Red-giant stars)
• Member of the asteroSTEP Collaboration
• Core Science Team Member of APOKASC (the APOGEE-KASC Collaboration)
• Member of the Astero Fitting at Low Angular degree Group (AsteroFLAG) from 2009 to 2012 (participation as an ISSI Young Scientist)
• Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
• Member of the Portuguese Astronomical Society
• Member of the International Astronomical Union (Divisions B, F and G; Commissions B3, F2 and G4)

Publications

• Campante, T. L., Karoff, C., Chaplin, W. J., et al. 2010, MNRAS, 408, 542
• Campante, T. L., Handberg, R., Mathur, S., et al. 2011, A&A, 534, A6
• Campante, T. L., Chaplin, W. J., Lund, M. N., et al. 2014, ApJ, 783, 123
• Campante, T. L., Barclay, T., Swift, J. J., et al. 2015, ApJ, 799, 170
• Campante, T. L., Lund, M. N., Kuszlewicz, J. S., et al. 2016, ApJ, in press