## Education

Ph.D. in Physics [Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information], Instituto Superior Técnico, 2018

M.Sc. in Physics [Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Física Tecnológica], Instituto Superior Técnico, 2011

M.Sc. in Physics [Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Física Tecnológica], Instituto Superior Técnico, 2011

## Publications

Papers in the pre-print archive: quant-ph.

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, O. Viyuela, Dynamical phase transitions at finite temperature from fidelity and interferometric Loschmidt echo induced metrics, Physical Review B 97, 094110 (2018). Get PDF

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Boltzmann-Gibbs states in topological quantum walks: Fidelity analysis of Phase Transitions,

J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Uhlmann Connection in Fermionic Systems Undergoing Phase Transitions, Phys. Rev. Lett.

B. Mera, Topological response of gapped fermions to a U(1) Gauge field, arXiv:1705.04394 (2017). Get PDF

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, Properties of some Hamiltonians describing topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter

B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V. K. Dugaev, Dynamics of magnetic moments coupled to electrons and lattice oscillations, Phys. Rev. B

Y. Vorobiev, B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, P. Horley, J. González-Hernández, Weak and strong conﬁnements in prismatic and cylindrical nanostructures, Nanoscale Res. Lett.

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, O. Viyuela, Dynamical phase transitions at finite temperature from fidelity and interferometric Loschmidt echo induced metrics, Physical Review B 97, 094110 (2018). Get PDF

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Boltzmann-Gibbs states in topological quantum walks: Fidelity analysis of Phase Transitions,

J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.

**50**, 365302 (2017). Get PDFB. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Uhlmann Connection in Fermionic Systems Undergoing Phase Transitions, Phys. Rev. Lett.

**119**, 015702 (2017). Get PDFB. Mera, Topological response of gapped fermions to a U(1) Gauge field, arXiv:1705.04394 (2017). Get PDF

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, Properties of some Hamiltonians describing topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter

**27**, 465501 (2015) – IOPselect. Get PDFB. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V. K. Dugaev, Dynamics of magnetic moments coupled to electrons and lattice oscillations, Phys. Rev. B

**88**, 184419 (2013). Get PDFY. Vorobiev, B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, P. Horley, J. González-Hernández, Weak and strong conﬁnements in prismatic and cylindrical nanostructures, Nanoscale Res. Lett.

**7,**371 (2012). Get PDF## Communications in conferences

B. Mera, The Uhlmann connection in fermionic systems undergoing phase transitions, CeFEMA mini-workshop 2017, 21 February 2017.

B. Mera, Geometric Phases in Quantum Mechanics, CeFEMA-gt Physics Forum, 11 November 2016. Get PDF

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Boltzmann-Gibbs states in topological quantum walks: Fidelity analysis of Phase Transitions. Poster at the Workshop on Correlations, integrability, and criticality in quantum systems, Évora (Portugal), 24-28 October 2016.

B.Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, A theorem regarding families of topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, sessão temática Física Quântica e Geometria, Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática 2016, Barreiro (Portugal), 11-13 July 2016.

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, Properties of some Hamiltonians describing topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, Mini-workshop on Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, IST, Lisbon, 18 December 2015.

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, A theorem regarding families of topologically non-trivial fermionic systems. Poster in conference/summer school 2015 Arnold Sommerfeld School on Topological Phases of Matter, Munich (Germany), 31 August - 4 September 2015.

B. Mera, N. Paunković, P. Mateus, R. Loura, and V. R. Vieira, Semi-Classical Phase-Space dynamics of the Quantum Toffoli Gate. Poster in conference Correlations, criticality, and coherence in quantum systems, Évora (Portugal), 6-10 October 2014.

B. Mera, N. Paunković, P. Mateus, R. Loura, and V. R. Vieira, Semi-Classical Phase-Space dynamics of the Quantum Toffoli Gate. Poster in conference/summer school Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter, Rzeszów (Poland), 1-6 September 2014.

B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V. K. Dugaev, Dynamics of magnetic moments coupled to electrons and lattice oscillations, 1st Cluster Workshop in Materials and Nanotechnology, IST, Lisbon, 4-6 December 2013.

B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V.K. Dugaev, Phonon and electron induced effective stochastic spin dynamics, Mini-workshop on Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, IST, Lisbon, 12 November 2013.

B. Mera, Geometric Phases in Quantum Mechanics, CeFEMA-gt Physics Forum, 11 November 2016. Get PDF

B. Mera, C. Vlachou, N. Paunković, V. R. Vieira, Boltzmann-Gibbs states in topological quantum walks: Fidelity analysis of Phase Transitions. Poster at the Workshop on Correlations, integrability, and criticality in quantum systems, Évora (Portugal), 24-28 October 2016.

B.Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, A theorem regarding families of topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, sessão temática Física Quântica e Geometria, Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática 2016, Barreiro (Portugal), 11-13 July 2016.

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, Properties of some Hamiltonians describing topologically non-trivial fermionic systems, Mini-workshop on Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, IST, Lisbon, 18 December 2015.

B. Mera, M. A. N. Araújo, V. R. Vieira, A theorem regarding families of topologically non-trivial fermionic systems. Poster in conference/summer school 2015 Arnold Sommerfeld School on Topological Phases of Matter, Munich (Germany), 31 August - 4 September 2015.

B. Mera, N. Paunković, P. Mateus, R. Loura, and V. R. Vieira, Semi-Classical Phase-Space dynamics of the Quantum Toffoli Gate. Poster in conference Correlations, criticality, and coherence in quantum systems, Évora (Portugal), 6-10 October 2014.

B. Mera, N. Paunković, P. Mateus, R. Loura, and V. R. Vieira, Semi-Classical Phase-Space dynamics of the Quantum Toffoli Gate. Poster in conference/summer school Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter, Rzeszów (Poland), 1-6 September 2014.

B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V. K. Dugaev, Dynamics of magnetic moments coupled to electrons and lattice oscillations, 1st Cluster Workshop in Materials and Nanotechnology, IST, Lisbon, 4-6 December 2013.

B. Mera, V. R. Vieira, V.K. Dugaev, Phonon and electron induced effective stochastic spin dynamics, Mini-workshop on Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, IST, Lisbon, 12 November 2013.