- Graduation in Physics, Microphysics variant (licenciatura of 5 years) at the Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa in 1982
- "Provas e Aptidao Cientifica e Pedagogica" (Scientifical and Pedagogical habilitation) at Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, in 1988.
- DPhil at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, in 1994 (Equivalence to Doctor in Astronomy and Astrophysics by University of Lisbon, in 1994)
Academic career --
- Professor Associado of the Physics Departament, of the Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, since 2013. Previously, Professor Auxiliar from 1994 to 2013,
Assistente (from July 1988 till October 1994) and Assistente Estagiario (from May 1984 till July 1988) of the same
Department and also Assistente-Estagiario of the Mathematics Department of Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, from October 1982 till May 1984
- Lectured more than 30 different subjects
- Supervisions -- 5 post-docs, 3 Phd Student, 3 MSc. Student, 1 BII-grant Student and several Pedagogical training stages for HighSchool. Has been a members of the examining boards of various MSc, and PHd thesis (in Portugal and abroad).
- Over 50 publications in international scientific journals with referee and in proceedings journals. Author of several book chapters as well (see Publications).
- PI of 5 research projects and a member of several other projects (see Projects and Grants).
- Presented oral communications at national and international, scientific conferences, as well as popular science talks, and he is the co-author of a popular science book, where he has written one of the chapters.
- Referee of various international scientific journals and member of national and international scientific societies (Royal Astronomical Society, IAU, Sociedade Portuguesa de Astronomia, Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisica, SEGRE - Sociedade Espanola de Gravitacaoo e Relatividade).
- Scientific consulting of FAPESP, Science Foundation of S. Paulo State (Brasil), FondeCyt (Chile) and NFR (South Africa).
- Member of the Astronomy Center of the University of Sussex, from April 1989 to September 2003, where he has worked with Prof. John Barrow. Subsequently, visiting researcher at Instituto de Estructura de la Materia of CSIC in Madrid, from October 1995 to July 1997, in the group of Prof. Mariano Quiros.
- At present he is a member of Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco (IA). Formerly he was member of the Centro de Astronomia e Astrofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Fisica Nuclear da Universidade de Lisboa (CFNUL) and of the Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional da Universidade de Lisboa from 2002 to 2009. %0a
- Collaborates with researchers of the U. Portsmouth, U. Autonoma de Barcelona, U. Autonoma de Madrid, IPhT-Saclay, U. Minho, U. Sao Paulo, U. Porto.
- Organized 4 international and 2 national meetings, and has been a member of the scientific committee of several international conferences (see Conferences and Meetings).