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Raul Abramo's homepage

I am an Associate Professor of Physics at the Department of Mathematical Physics of the Physics Institute , University of São Paulo .

Here you can find my CV.
For a list of my papers, click here .

Obs.: during 2010 and 2011 I will not be at USP: I will be in the U.S.A. for a sabbatical period, at the Universities of Princeton and Pennsylvania.


I stick to Cosmology:

For a general introduction to Cosmology, start with NASA's website, or try Douglas Scott's website.

Here is some material more on the line of astrophysics.

To properly understand the above, you will need to know some General Relativity .

Some of my research areas:

Structure formation in the Universe, in particular the way in which galaxy clusters are formed.

I also have a keen interest in the cosmic microwave background radiation (see also Wayne Hu's site ) -- the field where R. Mather and G. Smoot got their Nobel Prizes in Physics in 2006.

The nature of dark energy (this link in Portuguese) , or, how some like to call it, quintessence .

Some other material can also be found in the conference 100 Years of Relativity.

Some collaborators and research projects, grants etc.

I am a member of the National Science Institute for Astrophysics , which is a national excellency project to insert the brazillian astronomical (and astrophysical) communities in future large telescopes and surveys. I am a member of the Scientific Committee of that institute.

I have a grant together with Jose Ademir S. de Lima, of the Dep. of Astronomy , and with Rogerio Rosenfeld, of the Institute for Theoretical Physics .

I also collaborate frequently with people from the Institut D'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) , CBPF (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas) , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , and the National Space Research Institute, INPE .

Physics links

Colloquia Convite à Física ("An Invitation to Physics")

Nice webpage from my former advisor, Henrique Fleming .

Learn how to give a great seminar (by Robert Geroch, from the Universidade of Chicago).

ArXives server at USP .
SPIRES mirror in Germany .
Theoretical Physics at the University of Munich .
The Department of Physics at the University of Florida .
Theory group at Brown University .
Abstracts from the Harvard/CFA Astrophysical Data System .
TIPTOP , The Internet Pilot to Physics.
The American Physical Society's Internet Resources .

Students I advised

Thiago dos Santos Pereira (M.Sc.: 2004. Ph.D.: 2008).
Ronaldo Carlotto Batista (M.Sc.: 2005. Ph.D.: 2009).
Rafael Ribeiro Brandão (M.Sc.: 2005).
Ivan Yasuda (M.Sc.: 2006).
Henrique Scemes Xavier (M.Sc.: 2007).
Elisa G. M. Ferreira (M.Sc.: 2009).
Paulo Henrique Flose Reimberg (M.Sc.: 2009).

Other links

Speechless? Here are some "prait-a-porter" phrases .

" Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. "

" In order to understand recursivity you must first understand recursivity. "

" I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem. "
Mais frases ?

Personal info

Departamento de Física Matemática,
Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo,
CP 66318,
05314-970, São Paulo (SP)
Tel: 0xx11 3091 6634 / 6992
Fax: 0xx11 3091 6833
Skype: lrwabramo  

E-mail: abramo ARROBA fma . if . usp . br

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