Nelson Nunes is an IFCT researcher at IA and lecturer at the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He was awarded a first degree in Physics by Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon in 1997. He worked with the Supernova Cosmology Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1998. He was awarded a DPhil by the University of Sussex in 2003. He was a researcher at Queen Mary University of London, University of Minnesota, DAMPT - University of Cambridge, ITP - University of Heidelberg. He joined CAAUL in 2011 and is a member of IA since 2014.
Current research interests focus on couplings of dark energy with the rest of the world, that is to say, dark matter, neutrinos, baryons and electromagnetism. In particular, he builds models of dark energy and studies their impact on the formation of structure and variation of fundamental parameters.
He is a member of Euclid and LISA and Science Team member of ESPRESSO.
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Lastest publications at IAV. Fonseca, T. Barreiro, N. J. Nunes, 2022,
A simple parametrisation for coupled dark energy,
Physics of the Dark Universe, 35
>> AbstractJ. Lillo-Box, J. P. Faria, A. Suárez Mascareño, P. Figueira, S. G. Sousa, H. M. Tabernero, C. Lovis, A. M. Silva, O. Demangeon, S. Benatti et al. (including: N. C. Santos, S. Hojjatpanah, V. Zh. Adibekyan, A. Cabral, C. J. A. P. Martins, N. J. Nunes), 2021,
HD 22496 b: The first ESPRESSO stand-alone planet discovery,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 654, 12
>> AbstractJ. V. Seidel, D. Ehrenreich, R. Allart, H. J. Hoeijmakers, C. Lovis, V. Bourrier, L. Pino, A. Wyttenbach, V. Zh. Adibekyan, Y. Alibert et al. (including: O. Demangeon, P. Figueira, C. J. A. P. Martins, N. J. Nunes, N. C. Santos, H. M. Tabernero), 2021,
Into the storm: diving into the winds of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-76 b with HARPS and ESPRESSO,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 653, 16
>> AbstractA. Leleu, Y. Alibert, N. Hara, M. J. Hooton, T. G. Wilson, P. Robutel, J.-B. Delisle, J. Laskar, S. Hoyer, C. Lovis et al. (including: V. Zh. Adibekyan, S. C. C. Barros, O. Demangeon, P. Figueira, C. J. A. P. Martins, N. J. Nunes, N. C. Santos, S. G. Sousa), 2021,
Six transiting planets and a chain of Laplace resonances in TOI-178,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 649, 29
>> AbstractA. Sozzetti, M. Damasso, A. S. Bonomo, Y. Alibert, S. G. Sousa, V. Zh. Adibekyan, M. R. Zapatero Osorio, J. I. González Hernández, S. C. C. Barros, J. Lillo-Box et al. (including: N. C. Santos, A. Cabral, P. Figueira, C. J. A. P. Martins, N. J. Nunes), 2021,
A sub-Neptune and a non-transiting Neptune-mass companion unveiled by ESPRESSO around the bright late-F dwarf HD 5278 (TOI-130),
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 648, 25
>> AbstractN. Casasayas-Barris, E. Palle, M. Stangret, V. Bourrier, H. M. Tabernero, F. Yan, F. Borsa, R. Allart, M. R. Zapatero Osorio, C. Lovis et al. (including: S. G. Sousa, N. C. Santos, V. Zh. Adibekyan, O. Demangeon, P. Figueira, C. J. A. P. Martins, N. J. Nunes), 2021,
The atmosphere of HD 209458b seen with ESPRESSO. No detectable planetary absorptions at high resolution,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 647, 19