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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 publicationsP. 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,
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
L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2015,
Cosmic microwave background anisotropies generated by domain wall networks,
Physical Review D, 92, 083520
P. P. Avelino, L. Sousa, F. S. N. Lobo, 2016,
Comment on "Searching for Topological Defect Dark Matter via Nongravitational Signatures",
Physical Review Letters, 116
P. P. Avelino, V. M. C. Ferreira, 2015,
Constraints on the dark matter sound speed from galactic scales: The cases of the modified and extended Chaplygin gas,
Physical Review D, 91, 083508
P. P. Avelino, 2015,
Interacting dark energy: The role of microscopic feedback in the dark sector,
Physical Review D, 91, 083515
M. S. Cunha, D. Stello, P. P. Avelino, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. H. D. Townsend, 2015,
Structural Glitches near the Cores of Red Giants Revealed by Oscillations in g-mode Period Spacings from Stellar Models,
The Astrophysical Journal, 805, 127
P. P. Avelino, 2015,
Could the dynamics of the Universe be influenced by what is going on inside black holes?,
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 04, 24
A. R. G. Santos, M. S. Cunha, P. P. Avelino, T. L. Campante, 2015,
Spot cycle reconstruction: an empirical tool. Application to the sunspot cycle,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 580, A62
P. P. Avelino, 2014,
Vacuum energy sequestering and cosmic dynamics,
Physical Review D, 90, 103523_1 - 103523_6

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