I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working at the University of Warwick in Dr Heather Cegla's research group Towards Other Earths on the "reloaded Rossiter McLaughlin" technique. I recently completed my PhD under the supervision of Dr Ignasi Ribas at the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (IEEC, CSIC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, during which I worked on stellar activity and exoplanets of M dwarf stars analysing stellar spectra taken with the CARMENES spectrograph. I am broadly interested in the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, the impact of stellar activity, as well as the development of methods to improve RV techniques. My work so far has focused on the analysis of spectroscopic data. I have experience in the computation of RVs and activity diagnostics from high-resolution echelle observations. In particular, as part of the CARMENES consortium, I have worked with CARMENES observations of M dwarf stars in the visual and near-infrared wavelength ranges.
First author refereed publications
2. Lafarga, M., Ribas, I., Reiners, A., et al., "The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs. Mapping stellar activity indicators cross the dwarf domain", in press
1. Lafarga, M., Ribas, I., Lovis, C. et al., 2020, "The CARMENES Search for Exoplanets around M Dwarfs. Radial Velocities and Activity Indicators from Cross-Correlation Functions with Weighted Binary Masks" A&A, 636, A36, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039213