Daniel Folha

I am an astronomer at Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) and a Lecturer at Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (IUCS/CESPU). At the latter, I am responsible, since 2005, of the Physics courses, of several degrees on Health Sciences.¿Beyond teaching, I develop activities in science communication and outreach projects, in particular in the context of the Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva, of wish I was executive director between October 2014 and September 2019, and of IA’s Science Communication Group, of which I coordinate the Porto node. I completed my formal science education with at Ph.D at the Physics Department of Queen Mary University of London, UK, in 1998 (then Queen Mary and Westfield College - University of London), which followed a Master of Science in Astrophysics also at QMUL, in 1993, and a Licenciatura in Physics/Applied Mathematics at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, in 1992.


PhD Member