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David Sobral

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I conduct a wide range of observations and use different telescopes (e.g. VLT, Subaru, CFHT, UKIRT, INT, WHT) in order to understand how galaxies like our own formed and evolved from the primitive Universe till today. I have conducted by far the largest H-alpha surveys (and recently Lyman-alpha) spanning the bulk of the history of the Universe. I'm particularly interested in star-forming galaxies. In 2012 I was awarded a 3-year, 250k EUR Veni fellowship/grant by NWO, followed by a FCT Investigator (2012) 5-year Starting Grant at CAAUL/FCUL in late 2013.


Lastest publications at IAM. Cirasuolo, A. Fairley, P. Rees, O. A. Gonzalez, W. Taylor, R. Maiolino, J. Afonso, C. J. Evans, H. Flores, S. Lilly et al. (including: M. Abreu, S. Amarantidis, J. Brinchmann, F. Buitrago, A. Cabral, L. S. M. Cardoso, J. Coelho, J. M. Gomes, A. Humphrey, I. Matute, H. Messias, A. Oliveira, P. Papaderos, C. Pappalardo, P. Santos, I. Tereno), 2020,
MOONS: The New Multi-Object Spectrograph for the VLT,
The Messenger, 180, 10 - 17
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A. Paulino-Afonso, D. Sobral, B. Darvish, B. Ribeiro, I. Smail, P. Best, A. Stroe, J. Cairns, 2020,
VIS3COS III. Environmental effects on the star formation histories of galaxies at z ∼ 0.8 seen in [O II], Hδ, and Dn4000,
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 633, 19
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A. Paulino-Afonso, D. Sobral, B. Darvish, B. Ribeiro, A. van der Wel, J. P. Stott, F. Buitrago, P. Best, A. Stroe, J. E. M. Craig, 2019,
II. Nature and nurture in galaxy structure and morphology
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 630, 23
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A. A. Khostovan, D. Sobral, B. Mobasher, J. Matthee, R. K. Cochrane, N. Chartab, M. Jafariyazani, A. Paulino-Afonso, S. Santos, J. Calhau, 2019,
The clustering of typical Ly α emitters from z ∼ 2.5–6: host halo masses depend on Ly α and UV luminosities,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 555 - 573
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N. Golovich, W. A. Dawson, D. Wittman, R. J. van Weeren, F. Andrade-Santos, M. J. Jee, B. A. Benson, F. de Gasperin, T. Venturi, A. Bonafede, 2019,
Merging Cluster Collaboration: A Panchromatic Atlas of Radio Relic Mergers,
The Astrophysical Journal, 882
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N. Golovich, W. A. Dawson, D. Wittman, J. Jee, B. A. Benson, B. C. Lemaux, R. J. van Weeren, F. Andrade-Santos, D. Sobral, F. de Gasperin, 2019,
Merging Cluster Collaboration: Optical and Spectroscopic Survey of a Radio-selected Sample of 29 Merging Galaxy Clusters,
The Astrophysical Journal, 240
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David Sobral
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia