Antonio Morais

Full Name: António de Aguiar e Pestana de Morais

Position: First Level Doctorate Researcher



-Lisbon University: B.Sc (Licenciatura) in Physics, 2007

-Lisbon University: M.Sc in Nuclear and Particle Physics, 2009           

-University of Glasgow: Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics, 2014    


Previous positions:

-Aveiro Univeristy, Physics Department, 2014-2015 and 2016-2019, Postdoctoral Researcher

-Lund University, Physics Department, 2015-2016, Postdoctoral Researcher

-Aveiro Univeristy, Physics Department, 2019-     , Junior Researcher



My research is focused in new physics beyond that of the Standard Model of elementary particles. I am interested in both theoretical and phenomenological aspects and my current work approach is promoting a multi-messenger philosophy from collider experiments all the way to cosmological and astrophysical implications of new physics. I am also constructing a novel, testable and a falsifiable unification paradigm where all forces, matter and families become united in a single primordial particle. The most recent preprint can be found in this link. Another research direction I am recently involved aims at exploring the possibility of an ultralight dark matter component in the Universe. Such particles can have rather relevant astrophysical consequences such as forming clumps known as bosonic stars. A recent paper proposing a list of simple extensions of the Standard Model with relevance for Strong Gravity applications can be found here.

For a complete list of publications see my Inspire HEP profile in this link



- Quantum Mechanics (2014/15-2017/18), Aveiro University (Coordinator C. Hedeiro)

- Quantum Mechanics (2018/19), Aveiro University (Coordinator V. Amaral)

- An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics (2018/19), Organized by EPS Young Minds, Aveiro University; Lecture notes in English

- Standard Model I (MAP-Fis 2021/22)

- Standard Model II (MAP-Fis 2021/22)


Office: 13.3.28

Phone: +351 234 378 102 (ext. 23152)