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Pedro Viana received the "Licenciatura" (4 years) in Physics/Applied Mathematics - Astronomy branch from the University of Porto in 1992, the M.Sc. in Astronomy from the University of Sussex (U.K.) in 1993, and the D.Phil. from the University of Sussex in 1996.
From October 1996 to September 1999 he was a post-doctoral research fellow, first at the University of Sussex (supported by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council - PPARC), until September of 1997, and then, starting in October of 1997, at the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP), with a fellowship from the Fundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Since October of 1999 he has been a Lecturer at the Departement of Applied Mathematics of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto.
His current research focuses on the application of techniques associated with bayesian statistical inference: in the detection and characterization of exoplanetary systems; in the identification of the physical processes that led to the formation and evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters.
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Lastest publications at IAN. C. Santos, V. Zh. Adibekyan, P. Figueira, D. T. Andreasen, S. C. C. Barros, E. Delgado Mena, O. Demangeon, J. P. S. Faria, M. Oshagh, S. G. Sousa, P. T. P. Viana, A. C. S. Ferreira, 2017,
Observational evidence for two distinct giant planet populations,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 603, 6
>> AbstractN. Mehrtens, A. K. Romer, R. C. Nichol, C. A. Collins, P. J. Rooney, J. A. Mayers, A Bermeo-Hernandez, M. Bristow, D. Capozzi, L. Christodoulou et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
The XMM Cluster Survey: the halo occupation number of BOSS galaxies in X-ray clusters,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 1929 - 1943
>> AbstractS. Wilson, M. Hilton, P. J. Rooney, C. Caroline, S. T. Kay, C. A. Collins, I. G. McCarthy, A. K. Romer, A Bermeo-Hernandez, R. Bernstein et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
The XMM Cluster Survey: evolution of the velocity dispersion – temperature relation over half a Hubble time,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 413 - 428
>> AbstractB. Sartoris, A. Biviano, C. Fedeli, J.G. Bartlett, S. Borgani, M. Costanzi, C. Giocoli, L. Moscardini, J. Weller, B. Ascaso et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
Next generation cosmology: constraints from the Euclid galaxy cluster survey,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459, 1764 - 1780
>> AbstractE. S. Rykoff, E. Rozo, D. Hollowood, A Bermeo-Hernandez, T. Jeltema, J. A. Mayers, A. K. Romer, P. J. Rooney, A. Saro, C. V. Cervantes et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
The RedMaPPer Galaxy Cluster Catalog From DES Science Verification Data,
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 224
>> AbstractY.-Y. Zhang, C. J. Miller, Timothy A. McKay, P. J. Rooney, A. E. Evrard, A. K. Romer, R. Perfecto, J. Song, S. Desai, J. J. Mohr et al. (including: P. T. P. Viana), 2016,
Galaxies in X-ray Selected Clusters and Groups in Dark Energy Survey Data. I. Stellar Mass Growth of Bright Central Galaxies Since z~1.2,
The Astrophysical Journal, 816