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João is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Relativity and Gravitation research group. He's working under the supervision of Jorge Santos and his current research interests are Renormalisation, QFT in curved spacetimes, and Holography. For more details visit his personal website here, or his Inspire-HEP profile here.


  • 2018-present: PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2017-2018: MASt in Applied Mathematics (Part III Maths), DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2014-2017: BSc in Engineering Physics, IST, University of Lisbon


  • J. F. Melo and J. E. Santos, Stringy corrections to the entropy of electrically charged supersymmetric black holes with AdS5 x S5 asymptotics, arXiv: 2007.06582 [hep-th]
  • J. F. Melo and J. E. Santos, Developing local RG: quantum RG and BFSS, JHEP 05 (2020) 063, arXiv:1910.09559 [hep-th]
  • J. F. Melo, Introduction to Renormalisation, arXiv:1909.11099 [hep-th]


Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation




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