David Fonseca Mota

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Phone +47-22857581
Room 104
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 13 Svein Rosselands hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1029 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations The International Summer School (Student)

Academic interests

  • Gravitational Waves
  • Computational Cosmology
  • Gravity, Dark energy, Dark Matter
  • High energy physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Gravity theories beyond General Relativity

Higher education and employment history

2011- : Professor, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University Oslo

2009: Visiting Astronomer, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon 

2006-2008: Research Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg

2007: Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 

2004-2006: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Astrophysics, University of Oxford

2004: PhD in Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge


  • Deputy Director of the International School for Young Astronomers - IAU
Tags: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Cosmology, High Energy Physics, Modified Gravity Theories, Simulations, Euclid, Computational Astrophysics


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  • Hagala, Robert; Mota, David & Llinares, Claudio (2019). Astrophysical Simulations for Uncovering Signatures of Gravity. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 2194.
  • Ho, Alex; Mota, David & Falck, Bridget Lynn (2018). Probing Modified Gravity in Cosmic Filaments.
  • Seiff Ellewsen, Thor Andreas; Falck, Bridget Lynn & Mota, David (2018). Degeneracies between Modified Gravity and Baryonic Physics.
  • Valberg, Pål; Elgarøy, Øystein & Mota, David (2018). On the theory of dark matter superfluidity.
  • Forfang, Peder & Mota, David (2017). Kinetic screening of fields and stability of NEC violating configurations.
  • Ivarsen, Magnus Fagernes; Lilje, Per Barth & Mota, David (2016). Distinguishing screening mechanisms with environment-dependent velocity statistics.
  • Lindroos, Jan; Sandaker, Heidi; Mota, David & Osland, Per (2016). Beyond the Standard Models. Supersymmetric Parameter Scans & Waves in Modified Gravity.
  • Fauli, Robert Olav & Mota, David (2015). Distinguishing between gravity theories with galaxy peculiar velocity statistics.
  • Mota, David & Hagala, Robert (2015). Cosmological simulations with disformally coupled symmetron fields.
  • Urban, Federico; Mota, David & Thorsrud, Mikjel (2014). Bubble observers in Bubbland [ARISF, Paris, pp. 255-258 (2014)].

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Published Nov. 3, 2010 3:20 PM - Last modified June 25, 2019 6:10 PM