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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 IAC. Karoff, T. S. Metcalfe, A. R. G. Santos, B. T. Montet, H. Isaacson, V Witzke, A. I Shapiro, S. Mathur, G. R. Davies, M. N. Lund et al. (including: P. P. Avelino, M. S. Cunha), 2018,
The Influence of Metallicity on Stellar Differential Rotation and Magnetic Activity,
The Astrophysical Journal, 852
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P. P. Avelino, V. M. C. Ferreira, J. Menezes, L. Sousa, 2017,
Phantom domain walls,
Physical Review D, 96
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V. M. C. Ferreira, P. P. Avelino, 2017,
New limit on logotropic unified dark energy models,
Physics Letters B, 770, 213 - 216
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A. 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
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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
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L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Probing cosmic superstrings with gravitational waves,
Physical Review D, 94
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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
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