The HArps-n red Dwarf Exoplanet Survey (HADES)

February 20, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sala 201, Módulo M-15. Facultad de Ciencias

Specialist level
Jesús Maldonado Prado
Observatorio de Palermo, Italia

Sala 201, Módulo M-15. Facultad de Ciencias


The HArps-N red Dwarf Exoplanet Survey (HADES) program is a long-term project at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, aimed to the monitoring of nearby, early-type, M dwarfs, using HARPS-N to search for small planets around low-mass stars. In this contribution we present a brief summary of the project status, our methodology to determine accurate stellar parameters for these stars, as well as our efforts to understand magnetic activity in M dwarfs taking advantage of the high-quality HARPS-N spectra. We finally discuss new and imaginative approaches to deal with the stellar noise problem. In particular, the development of high-resolution spectrographs in the near infrared like GIARPS and the use of the Sun observed as a star.