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João Pimentel Nunes

Departamento de Matemática
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
phone: 351-21-841-7103
fax: 351-21-841-7598
email: jpnunes@math.ist.utl.pt

Lego version In Alfama, as world (in)famous fado singer Maracas' version (thanks to MEEC students with a deplorable sense of humour)

Position Professor Associado
Degrees Agregação em Matemática (Habilitation in Mathematics), IST, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 2012
Ph.D. (Physics), 1996, Brandeis University
M.Arts (Physics), 1994, Brandeis University
Licenciado in Eng. Física Tecnológica, 1991, Instituto Superior Técnico
ResearchMember of the Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Dynamical Systems
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, D. Physics, Brown University, 1996-1998

Research Interests

Mathematical Physics, Gauge Theories, String Theory


(click here for the reviews on Math Reviews and the SLAC inSPIRE HET database )

Some Local Activities

Activities in Algebraic Geometry and Some Related Areas
Activities in String Theory and Some Related Areas
IST String Fest - June 2009
2004 Workshop in Algebraic Geometry and Physics
Lisbon School on Superstrings II: Modern Trends in String Theory - July 2001
IST Lecture Series in Algebraic Geometry and Physics
Conference On Symplectic Geometry - June 1999
Summer School on Singularities in Algebraic Geometry and String Theory - July 1999
TQFT Club - On-going


  • O Teorema da Bola Cabeluda - Projecto Klein de Matemática em Língua Portuguesa (Klein Project in Portuguese); see also The hairy ball theorem in the Klein Project Blog (in English).

  • Duas sessões sobre Representações de Grupos Finitos (Escola de Inverno do DMIST - 2013): Sessão 1; Sessão 2.

  • Teaching - Ensino (some of this is in portuguese)

  • Análise Matemática II
  • Análise Matemática IIIA
  • Análise Matemática III
  • Cálculo Diferencial e Integral II (6 ECTS)
  • Cálculo Diferencial e Integral II (7.5 ECTS)
  • Geometria Riemanniana
  • Differential Geometry
  • Topologia Diferencial / Differential Topology
  • Tópicos de Topologia - Monopólos e Curvas Algébricas