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. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (project UID/MAT/04106/2013), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group.

Carolina Benone's PhD exam

Carolina Benone successfully defended her PhD thesis "Scalar fields in black hole spacetimes and analogues". The exam took place in U. Federal do Pará, in Belém, Brazil, on July 14th 2017. The thesis was supervised by Luis Crispino (UFPa) and Gr@v member C. Herdeiro. Congratulations Carolina!

Strong Gravity Universe in Azores

Group members P. Cunha and C. Herdeiro were two of the participants in the "Strong Gravity Universe" workshop, in S. Miguel island, Azores. This meeting was co-sponsored by the GWVerse COST action and StronGrHEP RISE network.

Gr@v research in "90 segundos de Ciência"

"90 seconds of Ciencia" is a daily programme of the National Public Radio, Antena 1. Hear in this link the contribution of Gr@v researchers to this excellent show that makes accessible to a larger audience the research made in Portugal, across all fields of knowledge.

Numerical data and Mathematica notebooks for quasi-Kerr hairy black holes

Here, the numerical data described in Fig. 4 of the paper "Kerr black holes with synchronised hair: an analytic model and dynamical formation", arXiv:1706.06597, together with an explanatory pdf file and two Mathematica notebooks, is made available for public use.

The data consists of four solutions of Kerr black holes with scalar hair and six solutions of Kerr black holes with Proca hair. These families of solutions were first presented in the papers:

@ LIGO Livingston

Gr@v members Pedro Cunha and Carlos Herdeiro at the LIGO LIvingston Control Room, in the state of Louisiana, USA, during a visit to the site. More exciting news should be announced in the summer by the collaboration!

CQG+ article on Focus Issue

Read the CQG+ viewpoint article on "Can Astrophysical Black Holes have hair", by Gr@v members C. Herdeiro and E. Radu, on the recently published Classical and Quantum Gravity Focus issue wherein they were guest editors.

StronGBaD at Ole Miss

Gr@v members P. Cunha and C. Herdeiro were amongst the participants of the StronGBaD workshop, at the University of Mississippi, USA.

COST Action "Gravitational Waves, black holes and fundamental physics"

The COST Action 16104 on "Gravitational Waves, black holes and fundamental physics" has been approved within the EU Framework Program Horizon 2020. The action is led by Prof. Vitor Cardoso and our group participated in the network of proposers. C. Herdeiro is a member of the management committee.

Interview to Porto Canal

For the second time C. Herdeiro was the guest interviewee of Porto Canal's "Mentes que Brilham". Watch and listen to the conversation (from minute 18 onwards) (Watch and listen to the first interview) with interviewer Cláudia Fonseca about black holes and some of the research work made at Gr@v in this area.

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