Academic Research

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List of academic publications

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Books and Proceedings I have edited or written

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My career through pictures

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Past events I helped to organize

Career Timeline

2021 - Present:

Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo (IFUSP)

(São Paulo - Brazil)

2020 - 2021: 
International Fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)
(Essen - Germany)

2020 - 2020:

Research Assistant at the Max Planck Research Group The Final Theory 

(Berlin - Germany)

2018 - 20202:

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (MPIWG)

(Berlin - Germany)

2017 - 2018: 
Junior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF)
(Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)

2013 - 2017:
Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)

(Vitória - Brazil)

2010 - 2012:

Master student in Mathematics at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)

(Vitória - Brazil)

2006 - 2010:

Math Undegrad at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)

(São Mateus - Brazil)

Projects

The thematic umbrella of my current projects

The discovery of black holes

History of 20th-century physics

The discovery of black holes is one of the greatest achievements of theoretical physics since it first happened on paper as an inescapable consequence of Einstein’s theory of gravitation. A black hole remains one of the most enigmatic and counter-intuitive consequences of general relativity. Its discovery is a testament to the brilliance of the human mind and a practical example of how nonlinear and inconspicuous science can be. The theoretical discovery of those mysterious objects did not happen on a specific date nor by one particular person. The development of the modern concept of black holes spans over a hundred years, and it was peppered with controversies and impressive breakthroughs. My goal is to understand when, why, and how scientists predicted, searched, and found black holes in space.  

Mathematical aspects of quantum gravity

Theoretical Physics

The tricky task of unifying the theory of general relativity with quantum theories is challenging. Among the many suggestions to solve this problem, quantum gravity is a strong contender, investigating how quantum effects affect space-time geometry on small scales. When the universe itself was compressed in a tiny volume in early times, those effects were relevant to the whole cosmos and, thus, essential to understanding our universe's origin and initial evolution. Quantum cosmology investigates this primordial period within the framework of quantum gravity, and my work is to verify the mathematical foundations and cosmological scenarios of those types of models. I am particularly interested in different quantization methods, including the canonical, De Broglie-Bohm and covariant affine quantization.