Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the Mathematics and Physics Department of Aveiro University, Portugal, working on strong gravity and high energy physics. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (UIDB/04106/2020 and UIDP/04106/2020), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group. The group scientific coordinator is C. Herdeiro.
American Physical Society invited the authors of the paper "Exotic Compact Objects and the fate of the light ring instability" to participate in the APS Journal Club (JC), dedicated to selected papers published in Physical Review Letters. It was the first time this JC was dedicated to a gravity paper. The video recording of the session will be found in the JC webpage.
Our group organized the "State of the art techniques in Strong Gravity" Meeting, in São Pedro do Sul 26-28 April 2023 as a retreat type meeting to exchange ideas. The inspiring discussions will certainly foster new research!
Gr@v Ph.D. student E. Costa presented a seminar on the "Proca-Higgs model" in the Mini-Workshop "New Horizons for Horizonless Physics" at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence, Italy.
C. Herdeiro presented an invited colloquium at the U. Tubingen. Thank you to D. Doneva and the whole group for the warm and scientifically stimulating hospitality!
Carlos and Eugen visited the birthplace of Einstein: "Here stood the house where Albert Einstein came to the world on March 14 1879." The building was destroyed in a WWII bombing in December 1944.
Miguel attended the IberiCos 2023 meeting in Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal. Here he is together with former Gr@v member João Rosa.
Gr@v member Miguel Zilhão was the guest for the activity "Meeting with a scientist", organized by the outreach centre Fábrica.The audience was a group of 4th grade students from the Primary Schools of Glória and São Jacinto. They were all very curious about the Universe and asked a lot of interesting questions.