Theory of stellar structure and evolution
Rotational evolution and magnetic activity of cool stars


Education and employment

2017-: postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
2012-2017: postdoc, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
2010-2012: postdoc, Department of Astronomy, Yale University
2007-2010: Ph.D. student, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania

Selected publications

Lehtinen, J.J., Spada, F., Kaepylae, M.J., et al. (2020). "Common dynamo scaling in slowly rotating young and evolved stars". Nature Astronomy, 4, 658
Spada, F. & Lanzafame, A.C. (2020). "Competing effect of wind braking and interior coupling in the rotational evolution of solar-like stars". A&A, 636, A76
Spada, F. & Demarque, P. (2019). "Testing the entropy calibration of the radii of cool stars: models of α Centauri A and B". MNRAS, 489, 4712
Spada F., Demarque P., Kim Y. -C., Boyajian T., Brewer J. (2017). "The Yale–Potsdam Stellar Isochrones (YaPSI)". ApJ 838, 161
Spada F., Gellert M., Arlt R., Deheuvels S. (2016). "Angular momentum transport efficiency in post-main sequence low-mass stars". A&A 589, A23

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