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Lara G. Sousa

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Biographic notes
Lara Sousa graduated in Physics/Applied Mathematics from the University of Porto in 2006, did his MSc degree in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London, UK) in 2007 and completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics from University of Porto in 2011.

Current research interests include:

  1. Dynamics of topological defects, cosmic super-strings and other p-branes;
  2. Cosmological consequences and observational tests of cosmic defect models (e. g., stochastic gravitational wave background, cosmic microwave background temperature and polarisation anisotropies and 21cm background);
  3. Dark energy;
  4. Varying fundamental couplings;


Lastest publications at IAG. 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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P. P. Avelino, L. Sousa, 2018,
Matter Lagrangian of particles and fluids,
Physical Review D, 97, 5
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P. P. Avelino, V. M. C. Ferreira, J. Menezes, L. Sousa, 2017,
Phantom domain walls,
Physical Review D, 96, 7
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L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2017,
Revisiting the VOS model for monopoles,
Physical Review D, 96, 8
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L. Sousa, P. P. Avelino, 2016,
Probing cosmic superstrings with gravitational waves,
Physical Review D, 94
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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 et al. (including: L. Sousa, I. Tereno, A. M. M. Trindade), 2016,
Unveiling the Dynamics of the Universe,
Symmetry, 8
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Lara G. Sousa
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