Gravitation @ Aveiro University

Welcome to Gr@v

Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, working on gravitational physics in the context of astrophysics, cosmology and high energy physics.

Mengjie Wang's Farewell Lunch

Gr@v members enjoying some awesome grilled fish and "vinho verde" as we say farewell to Mengjie Wang, who completed his Ph.D. earlier this year. See you soon Wang!

Ana Carvalho @ GraSPA

Gr@v third year student Ana Carvalho has been granted a place in the prestigious GraSPA international summer school 2016 edition in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. Ana will be learning more on Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics while touching on the latest results and challenges in these fields in a research atmosphere. Well done Ana!

CQG focus issue on hairy BHs

The awakening of the gravitational astronomy era, together with the ever increasing precision of electromagnetic observations, motivates scrutinizing models of alternative compact objects and their phenomenology. As a contribution to this effort, Gr@v researchers will be guest editors of a Focus issue of Classical and Quantum gravity on hairy black holes.

2016 National Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The XXVI National Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics will take place at the University of Aveiro, on the 8th and 9th September 2016. This meeting is organized by the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro and the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA), in partnership with the Portuguese Astronomy Society (SPA). Webpage

RISE StronGrHEP kick off meeting in Paris

The kick off meeting of the RISE network StronGrHEP, took place on May 12th-13th 2016, in the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. Photo: the coordinates of the five European nodes, C. Herdeiro, E. Barausse, U. Sperhake, V. Cardoso and L. Gualtieri by the statue of the great Urbain Le Verrier.

Gulbenkian Awards 2015 Ceremony

The ceremony for distinguising the recipients of the 2015 Gulbenkian Prizes for Stimulus of Research, took place on March 9th 2016, at the Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon. Pedro Cunha was awarded one of the prizes for his project on "Black Hole Shadows".

Hairy black holes can form dynamically

In 2014, it was found that black hole (BH) solutions in General Relativity exist in stationary equilibrium with (good) matter: hairy BHs. An investigation published in Physical Review Letters shows, in a toy model, that analogous hairy BHs can form dynamically.

Data for Kerr black holes with Proca hair

Here, the numerical data described in the paper "Kerr black holes with Proca hair", arXiv:1603.02687 [gr-qc] [1], is made available for public use.

Mengjie Wang's PhD exam

Gr@v's Ph.D. student Mengjie Wang successfully defended his doctoral thesis with title "Quantum and classical aspects of scalar and vector fields around black holes", on February 29th 2016. Mengjie integrated the MAP-Fis Ph.D. programme and was supported by a grant from the IDPASC doctoral programme. Congratulations Mengjie!

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