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Francisco S. N. Lobo


Biographic notes
Personal Data:

  • Researcher at the Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa (CAAUL).
  • Previously, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth.
Ongoing Projects and Grants:
  • Late-time cosmic acceleration: Dark energy and modified gravity, CERN/FP/116398/2010 - (PI: Francisco S.N. Lobo).
  • Cosmology with coupled components, PTDC/FIS/102742/2008 - (PI: José P. Mimoso).
  • The Primordial Universe and dark energy, Programa Pessoa 2010/2011 - Cooperação Portugal/França - (Portuguese Coordinator: José P. Mimoso).
Research Interests:
Averaged cosmologies;
Modified theories of gravity;
Dark energy models;
Brane Cosmology;
Exact Solutions to the Einstein Field Equations;
Lorentzian Wormholes and the Causal Structure of Spacetime;
Energy Conditions and Closed Timelike Curves;
Black Holes and Cosmology;
Analogue models;
Quantum Inequalities and Quantum Field Theory


Lastest publications at IAI. Leanizbarrutia, F. S. N. Lobo, D. Sáez Gómez, 2017,
Crossing SNe Ia and BAO observational constraints with local ones in hybrid metric-Palatini gravity,
Physical Review D, 95
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B. Danilă, T. Harko, F. S. N. Lobo, M. K. Mak, 2017,
Hybrid metric-Palatini stars,
Physical Review D, 95
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F. T. O. Cabral, F. S. N. Lobo, 2017,
Electrodynamics and Spacetime Geometry: Foundations,
Foundations of Physics, 47, 208 - 228
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T. Harko, F. S. N. Lobo, E. N. Saridakis, 2016,
Cosmology with higher-derivative matter fields,
International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, 13
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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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D. Sáez Gómez, C. S. Carvalho, F. S. N. Lobo, I. Tereno, 2016,
Constraining f (T ,T ) gravity models using type Ia supernovae,
Physical Review D, 94
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Francisco S. N. Lobo
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia