F. S. N. Lobo


Departamento de Física

Email fslobo@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
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Currículo Resumido

Francisco Lobo is the current coordinator of the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA). He is a researcher at the IA and Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL). He was the previous Leader of the IA-Cosmology Group (Unveiling the Dynamics of the Universe), and has been a member of the IA since its inception. He completed his PhD from the University of Lisbon in 2005. He is a member of Euclid and LISA. He has published over 190 articles in high-impact international scientific journals; has over 25 book chapter(s) and 2 books [his h-index is the following: h=71 (INSPIRES); h=69 (NASA/ADS); h=74 (Google Scholar)]. He has supervised a significant number of MSc/PhD/post-docs, and has been very successful in acquiring external funding. In the consecutive years of 2021 and 2022, he won the "Ciências Research Award", a prize that FCUL distinguishes its most productive researcher in the previous year. In the consecutive years of 2020, 2021 and 2022, he was placed in the top 2% of the publicly available database, published by the PLoS Biology journal, of the world's 100 000 top-scientists. He was the recipient of the 2021 "Prémio Científico Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos" in the area of Physics and Materials.

Interesses Científicos

Teorias modificadas de gravidade; modelos de energia e matéria escura; buracos negros; cosmologia e modelos inflacionários; soluções exatas das equações de Einstein; wormholes Lorentzianos e a estrutura causal do espaço-tempo; modelos análogos; desigualdades quânticas e teoria quântica de campo.

Scientific Interests

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

Publicações selecionadas
  • (Book) Extensions of f(R) gravity: Curvature-matter couplings and hybrid metric- Palatini theory; T. Harko and F. S. N. Lobo, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2018). (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics); doi.org/10.1017/9781108645683; Online ISBN: 9781108645683
  • (Book) Wormholes, Warp Drives and Energy Conditions; F. S. N. Lobo (Ed), Springer Int. Publishing (2017); doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55182-1.
  • (Review) "Unveiling the Dynamics of the Universe"; P. Avelino et al. arXiv:1607.02979 [astro-ph.CO]; Symmetry 8, 70 (2016); DOI:10.3390/sym8080070
  • (Review) "Hybrid metric-Palatini gravity", S. Capozziello, T. Harko, T. S. Koivisto, F. S. N. Lobo and G. J. Olmo. arXiv:1508.04641 [gr-qc]; Universe, 1 (2), 199-238 (2015); 10.3390/universe1020199
  • "Semiclassical geons as solitonic black hole remnants"; F. S. N. Lobo, G. J. Olmo and D. Rubiera-Garcia. arXiv:1306.2504 [hep-th]; JCAP 1307, 011 (2013); 10.1088/1475-7516/2013/07/011

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