At the moment, I teach 1st year students in the subjects of Mathematics, Computational Physics and Laboratory Physics.
My research work deals with physical properties of small bodies of the solar system, mainly Kuiper belt objects (KBOs), Centaurs, comets and Trojan asteroids.
- Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, since 2016
- Max Planck Research Group Leader, 2013-2016
- Michael West Research Fellow, 2010
- Royal Society Newton Fellow, 2008
- PhD, 2005, Leiden University
- Graduated in Physics, 2000, University of Lisbon
Recent News, Results and Publications
- NEW / AWARD Marilina Cesario and myself were awarded a Royal Society APEX Award for our project “Before and After Halley: Medieval Visions of Modern Science”
- NEW / PAPER Rotation of Cometary Nuclei (PDF)
- NEW / PAPER All planetesimals born near the Kuiper belt formed as binaries (PDF)
- PAPER A laboratory study of water ice erosion by low energy ions (PDF)
- PAPER Acceleration of cometary dust near the nucleus […] (PDF)
- PAPER Discovery of a New Retrograde Transneptunian Object […] (PDF)
- PAPER Comet formation in collapsing pebble clouds […] (PDF)
- PAPER Sputtering of oxygen ice by low energy ions (PDF)
- UPDATE New page with plots on resolved KBO binaries.
- PAPER Growth of planets, KBOs and asteroids by chondrule accretion (PDF)
- PAPER Review: The formation of the solar system (PDF)
- PAPER The albedo-color diversity of transneptunian objects (paper, PDF)
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