Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Alexandre M. Pombo

Gr@v group, Aveiro Universit
2022-  Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences; Postdoc
Address: Office 119
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic

My main interest has been in the mathematical and physical exploration of the Universe, particularly in exotic phenomena like dark matter and energy and their connection with quantum gravity and other forces.

Currently, my main focus is on black hole scalarization and solitonic compact objects. An additional interest in computer science has also been of great help, allowing the construction of an ODE solver (in C language); and learning how to use the CADSOL/FIDISOL PDE solver.

Lately, an increasing interest in machine learning has emerged, which I hope can lead to further developments. I intend to give new possibilities and visions to the current scientific paradigm.

Selected publications:

  • Herdeiro, C. A., Oliveira, J. M., Pombo, A. M., & Radu, E. (2021). Virial identities in relativistic gravity: 1D effective actions and the role of boundary terms. PRD, 104(10), 104051. [https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.05027]
  • Herdeiro, Carlos AR, Alexandre M. Pombo, Eugen Radu, Pedro VP Cunha, and Nicolas Sanchis-Gual. "The imitation game: Proca stars that can mimic the Schwarzschild shadow." JCAP 2021, no. 04 (2021): 051. [https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.01703]
  • Fernandes, Pedro GS, Carlos AR Herdeiro, Alexandre M. Pombo, Eugen Radu, and Nicolas Sanchis-Gual. "Spontaneous scalarisation of charged black holes: coupling dependence and dynamical features." CQG 36, no. 13 (2019): 134002. [https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05079]