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.
J. C. Degollado and C.Herdeiro enjoying a great hike at the beautiful mountains near Benasque where the Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting 2013 was held. Yet another very enjoyable and scientifically rewarding ERES meeting.
The Research Support Office published the 2012 research highlights of Aveiro U., and included two works from Gr@v: a study of the stability of planets in a binary star system by H. Morais and C. Giuppone and a study of the energy radiated in the collision of two ultra-relativistic particles by F. Coelho, C. Herdeiro and M. Sampaio.
Group photo of the Gr@v delegation that participated in the 20th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR20), 7-13 July 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, presenting our group's work on Shock wave collisions and n-DBI gravity.
The IXth Iberian Cosmology Meeting will be organized by the gravitation group at the University of Aveiro, in April 2014. These yearly meetings started in Porto, in 2006, and the previous meeting took place in Granada, in April 2013.
The cerimony for the 2012 Gulbenkian awards for stimulating research took place on February 18 2013. The Aveiro University delegation included, from left to right, Carlos Herdeiro, Armando Neves, António Luis Ferreira, António Almeida (awardee), Rui Pereira, José Fernando Mendes, Flávio Coelho (awardee) and Marco Sampaio.
During January 2013, Gr@v members Flávio Coelho and Carlos Herdeiro visited Nagoya University and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, presenting the group's work on black hole and shock wave collisions.
The second meeting of the Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics Network will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, from 11-14 March 2013. This meeting will take the form of a school to communicate in an accessible way the new developments in the field. The write-up of the school, featuring original material, will be published as a special issue of IJMPA. More info.