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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 publications at IAA. R. G. Santos, S. Mathur, R. A. García, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, 2021,
On the relation between active-region lifetimes and the autocorrelation function of light curves,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508, 267 - 278
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R. P. L. Azevedo, P. P. Avelino, 2021,
Distance-duality in theories with a nonminimal coupling to gravity,
Physical Review D, 104
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P. P. Avelino, B. F. de Oliveira, R. S. Trintin, 2021,
Weak species in rock-paper-scissors models,
Europhysics Letters, 134
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R. P. L. Azevedo, P. P. Avelino, 2020,
Second law of thermodynamics in nonminimally coupled gravity,
Europhysics Letters, 132
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P. P. Avelino, B. F. de Oliveira, J. V. O. Silva, 2020,
Rock-paper-scissors models with a preferred mobility direction,
Europhysics Letters, 132
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M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, W. J. Chaplin, 2020,
From solar-like to mira stars: a unifying description of stellar pulsators in the presence of stochastic noise,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 4687 - 4697
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Pedro P. Avelino
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia