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Pedro P. Avelino

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Biographic notes
Pedro P. Avelino graduated in Physics/Applied Mathematics from the University of Porto in 1991, did his MSc degree in astronomy at Sussex University (UK) in 1992 and completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University (UK) in 1996. Pedro P. Avelino published over 100 papers in international peer review journals in international high impact journals and completed the supervision several postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and MSc students.

Current research interests include:

  1. evolution and cosmological consequences of p-brane networks
  2. observational tests of cosmological models (type Ia supernovae, large scale structure, quasars, cosmic microwave background temperature and polarisation anisotropies, primordial nucleosynthesis and gravitational waves)
  3. dark matter and dark energy
  4. varying fundamental couplings
  5. modified gravity
  6. reionisation history of the Universe
  7. inflationary models
  8. primordial black holes
  9. mass inflation inside black holes
  10. interface dynamics in condensed matter and biology.


Lastest IA publicationsA. R. G. Santos, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, R. A. García, S. Mathur, 2017,
Starspot signature on the light curve. Learning about the latitudinal distribution of spots,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 599
A. R. G. Santos, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, W. J. Chaplin, T. L. Campante, 2017,
A thorough analysis of the short- and mid-term activity-related variations in the solar acoustic frequencies,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 4408 - 4414
L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Probing cosmic superstrings with gravitational waves,
Physical Review D, 94
P. P. Avelino, T. Barreiro, C. S. Carvalho, A. C. da Silva, F. S. N. Lobo, P. Martín-Moruno, J. P. Mimoso, N. J. Nunes, D. Rubiera-Garcia, D. Sáez Gómez, L. Sousa, I. Tereno, A. M. M. Trindade, 2016,
Unveiling the Dynamics of the Universe,
Symmetry, 8
A. R. G. Santos, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, W. J. Chaplin, T. L. Campante, 2016,
On the contribution of sunspots to the observed frequency shifts of solar acoustic modes,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461, 224 - 229
P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Mass inflation in Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld black holes: Analytical scaling solutions,
Physical Review D, 93
P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Avoiding unrealistic priors: The case of dark energy constraints from the time variation of the fine-structure constant,
Physical Review D, 93
P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Inner structure of black holes in Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld gravity: The role of mass inflation,
Physical Review D, 93
P. P. Avelino, L. Sousa, 2016,
Thermodynamics of cosmic defect network evolution,
Physical Review D, 93
L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2015,
Cosmic microwave background anisotropies generated by domain wall networks,
Physical Review D, 92, 083520

Pedro P. Avelino
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia