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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 IAP. P. Avelino, 2019,
Probing gravity at sub-femtometer scales through the pressure distribution inside the proton,
Physics Letters B, 795, 627 - 631
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P. P. Avelino, B. F. de Oliveira, 2019,
Death by starvation in May-Leonard models,
Acta Astronautica, 126, 7
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P. P. Avelino, J. Menezes, B. F. Oliveira, T. A. Pereira, 2019,
Expanding spatial domains and transient scaling regimes in populations with local cyclic competition,
Physical Review E, 99
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R. P. L. Azevedo, P. P. Avelino, 2019,
Particle creation and decay in nonminimally coupled models of gravity,
Physical Review D, 99
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G. S. F. Guedes, P. P. Avelino, L. Sousa, 2018,
Signature of inflation in the stochastic gravitational wave background generated by cosmic string networks,
Physical Review D, 98, 123505
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A. R. Gomes, F. C. Simas, K. Z. Nobrega, P. P. Avelino, 2018,
False vacuum decay in kink scattering,
Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018
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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 COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia