David Fonseca Mota

Professor - Kosmologi
Bilde av David Fonseca Mota
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Besøksadresse Sem Sælands vei 13 Svein Rosselands hus 0371 Oslo
Postadresse Postboks 1029 Blindern 0315 Oslo


Academic interests

  • Computational Cosmology
  • Numerical Simulations
  • Theoretical cosmology
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmology of high energy physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Cosmology of gravity models beyond General Relativity

Higher education and employment history

2009: Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo - Associate Professor

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

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

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

2002: Department of Physics, University of Oxford - Visiting Student in Astrophysics

1999: DAMTP, University of Cambridge,– Master of Advanced Studies in Mathematics - MASt (PART III Mathematical Tripos)


Editorial Board:

  • The Open Nuclear & Particle Physics Journal
  • The Open Astronomy Journal
  • International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Grant Assessor & Panel Member:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Belgium
  • Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Greece


  • M. Thorsrud, PhD Student
  • H. Winther, PhD Student
  • M. Sandstad, PhD Student
  • P. Santos, PhD Student

Grants and awards

  • PI: FRINAT, "Cosmological Probes of Modified Gravity" (6 M NOK)
  • Host: 10 YGGDRASIL Fellowships, Norwegian Research Council (1 M NOK)
  • Abel Extraordinary Chair, Spain 
  • Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, Germany


Emneord: Astronomi og astrofysikk, Kosmologi


Se alle arbeider i Cristin

  • Urban, Federico; Mota, David & Thorsrud, Mikjel (2014). Bubble observers in Bubbland [ARISF, Paris, pp. 255-258 (2014)].
  • Hartman, Stian Thomas Heimdal; Mota, David & Winther, Hans Arnold (2022). Cosmology of Scalar Field Dark Matter with Self-Interactions. Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 1501-7710.
  • Mina, Mattia; Mota, David & Winther, Hans Arnold (2020). Cosmology at small scales: ultra-light dark matter and baryon cycles in galaxies. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. ISSN 1501-7710.
  • Hagala, Robert; Mota, David & Llinares, Claudio (2019). Astrophysical Simulations for Uncovering Signatures of Gravity. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. ISSN 1501-7710.
  • Valberg, Pål; Elgarøy, Øystein & Mota, David (2018). On the theory of dark matter superfluidity. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Ho, Alex; Mota, David & Falck, Bridget Lynn (2018). Probing Modified Gravity in Cosmic Filaments. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Seiff Ellewsen, Thor Andreas; Falck, Bridget Lynn & Mota, David (2018). Degeneracies between Modified Gravity and Baryonic Physics. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Forfang, Peder & Mota, David (2017). Kinetic screening of fields and stability of NEC violating configurations. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Ivarsen, Magnus Fagernes; Lilje, Per Barth & Mota, David (2016). Distinguishing screening mechanisms with environment-dependent velocity statistics. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Lindroos, Jan; Sandaker, Heidi; Mota, David & Osland, Per (2016). Beyond the Standard Models. Supersymmetric Parameter Scans & Waves in Modified Gravity. Universitetet i Bergen. ISSN 978-82-308-3275-2.
  • Mota, David & Hagala, Robert (2015). Cosmological simulations with disformally coupled symmetron fields. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Fauli, Robert Olav & Mota, David (2015). Distinguishing between gravity theories with galaxy peculiar velocity statistics. Universitetet i Oslo.

Se alle arbeider i Cristin

Publisert 3. nov. 2010 15:20 - Sist endret 11. sep. 2018 09:56