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Comprehensive code for stellar dating, and analysis of exoplanetary systems observed by direct imaging

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Project "THOT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Edgbaston
postcode: B15 2TT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-16   to  2019-10-15


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 Project objective

THOT is an ambitious project for delivering estimated ages for large numbers of stars in the Galaxy. The main aims of THOT are: 1) To gather all the techniques for stellar dating, 2) to update those having the most potential for application to data from new and upcoming missions, 3) to develop a code to automate stellar dating and, 4) to apply this code to study exoplanetary systems observed by direct imaging. This ambitious programme will be delivered at the University of Birmingham (UoB) by Dr. Moya, supervised by Prof. William Chaplin in close collaboration with Drs. A. Miglio and G. Davies. A two-year plan including working packages, deliverables, milestones, and training objectives is presented, showing the feasibility and innovation of the project. THOT has three secondments planned at different academic institutes: 1) CAB – INTA/CSIC, Spain, Dr. David Barrado, 2) IA, Portugal, Dr. Elisa Delgado, and 3) UNED, Spain, Dr. Luis Manuel Sarro. These secondments complement the needed skills for the project and open key collaboration lines for THOT and for the long-term project for which THOT is the first step: an EU collaboration network for stellar dating and the development of a “map of ages” to understand how the region of the Galaxy around our Sun evolves. Because of his career, Dr. Moya will be able to make the most of this fellowship opportunity. The Solar and Stellar group, led by Prof. Chaplin at UoB, is the best option for him to deliver success. The proven leadership and independent thinking of Dr. Moya, together with the new opportunities and skills that the UoB research group offers, will provide a major boost to Dr. Moya’s scientific career. A complete plan for dissemination, exploitation and communication of the results is also presented. The UoB is committed to the successful outcome of THOT. UoB and the institutes that will host the secondments all have proven track records of successfully hosting Marie Curie fellows as outlined in Part B section 5.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 J. M. Rodríguez-Mozos, A. Moya
Erosion of an exoplanetary atmosphere caused by stellar winds
published pages: A52, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935543
Astronomy & Astrophysics 630 2020-04-09
2019 E. Delgado Mena, A. Moya, V. Adibekyan, M. Tsantaki, J. I. González Hernández, G. Israelian, G. R. Davies, W. J. Chaplin, S. G. Sousa, A. C. S. Ferreira, N. C. Santos
Abundance to age ratios in the HARPS-GTO sample with Gaia DR2
published pages: A78, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834783
Astronomy & Astrophysics 624 2020-04-09
2018 J. Pascual-Granado, J. C. Suárez, R. Garrido, A. Moya, A. García Hernández, J. R. Rodón, M. Lares-Martiz
Impact of gaps in the asteroseismic characterization of pulsating stars
published pages: A40, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201732431
Astronomy & Astrophysics 614 2020-04-09
2018 Andy Moya, Federico Zuccarino, William J. Chaplin, Guy R. Davies
Empirical Relations for the Accurate Estimation of Stellar Masses and Radii
published pages: 21, ISSN: 1538-4365, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aacdae
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 237/2 2020-04-09
2018 A. Moya, S. Barceló Forteza, A. Bonfanti, S. J. A. J. Salmon, V. Van Grootel, D. Barrado
Asteroseismic potential of CHEOPS
published pages: A203, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833772
Astronomy & Astrophysics 620 2020-04-09

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