Francisco S. N. Lobo

Principal Investigator

"Two things fill me with constantly increasing admiration and awe, the longer and more earnestly I reflect on them: the starry heavens without and the moral law within." -- Immanuel Kant

 

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Principal Investigator (Investigador FCT) at the Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon.

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Researcher at the Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco.

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Member of the Cosmology Group and Group of Cosmology and Gravitational Physics

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Previously, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth.

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MSc and PhD degrees by the Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon.

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Publications (arXiv, INSPIRE, Researchgate, NASA ADS Database, Google Scholar)

Books

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Title: Wormholes, warp drives and energy conditions
Editor:
Francisco S. N. Lobo
Springer Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics, Vol. 189
ISBN 978-3-319-55181-4.
 

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Title: Extensions of f(R) gravity: Curvature-matter couplings and hybrid metric-Palatini gravity
Authors:
Tiberiu Harko, Francisco S. N. Lobo
To appear in Cambridge University Press

Teaching

bulletTopicos avancados do Universo primitivo: Inflacao e Estrutura de Larga Escala (2016/17)
 
bulletUniverso primitivo: Inflacao e Estrutura de Larga Escala (2015/16; 2016/17)
 
bullet Mecanica Quantica (2015/16): Aulas Teorico/Praticas: (Serie 1, Serie 2, Serie 3, Serie 4, Serie 5, Serie 6)
 
bullet Mecanica Quantica (2014/15): Aulas Teorico/Praticas: (Serie 1, Serie 2, Serie 3, Serie 4, Serie 5, Serie 6)
 
bullet Mecanica Quantica (2013/14): Aulas Teorico/Praticas: (Serie 1, Serie 2, Serie 3, Serie 4, Serie 5, Serie 6, Serie 7)
 

Ongoing (and Recent) Projects

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Cosmological tests of gravitation, EXPL/FIS-AST/1608/2013 - (PI: Nelson J. Nunes).

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Late-time cosmic acceleration: Dark energy and modified gravity, CERN/FP/123615/2011 - (PI: Francisco S.N. Lobo).

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Cosmology with varying costants, CERN/FP/123618/2011 - (PI: Jose P. Mimoso).

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Late-time cosmic acceleration: Dark energy and modified gravity, CERN/FP/116398/2010 - (PI: Francisco S.N. Lobo).

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Late-time cosmic acceleration: Dark energy and modified gravity, CERN/FP/109381/2009 - (PI: Francisco S.N. Lobo, final report).

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Cosmology with coupled components, PTDC/FIS/102742/2008 - (PI: Jose P. Mimoso).

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The Primordial Universe and dark energy, Programa Pessoa 2010/2011 - Portugal/France Cooperation - (Portuguese Coordinator: Jose P. Mimoso).

Interviews (News coverage)

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Scientific American: Solar System tests of Horava gravity

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New Scientist: Comments on Time Machine at the LHC (pdf)

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New Scientist: Comments on cosmic time machine (pdf)

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New Scientist: Pioneer anomaly - Extra force in modified gravity

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New Scientist: Dark energy stars

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National Geographic: Wormoles and time travel

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International Herald Tribune: Back to the future: Seeking a refined theory of time

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New York Times: Remembrance of Things Future: The Mystery of Time

Research Interests

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Modified theories of gravity

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Dark energy models

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Averaged cosmologies

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Brane Cosmology

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Exact Solutions to the Einstein Field Equations

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Lorentzian Wormholes and the Causal Structure of Spacetime

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Energy Conditions and Closed Timelike Curves

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Black Holes and Cosmology

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Analogue models

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Quantum Inequalities and Quantum Field Theory
 

Contacts

bulletInstituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco (IA)
bulletDepartamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
Campo Grande, Ed. C8
1749-016, Lisboa, PORTUGAL
bulletTel: +351-217500484
bulletE-mail:fslobo"AT"fc.ul.pt [replace "AT" with @]
   

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