Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the Mathematics and Physics Department of Aveiro University, Portugal, working on strong gravity, astrophysics 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.
C. Herdeiro was one of the invited lecturers of the 10th school on astrophysics and gravitation, held from 2-7 September at IST-Lisbon, delivering a course on "Theoretical and Observational Cosmology".
Zeus Sales Moreira a student from Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil, successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis entitled “Black hole spacetimes: radiation emission and light rings” on July 29th. The thesis was advised by C. Herdeiro and L. Crispino and the examiners were E. Radu and G. Olmo (U. Valencia). Congratulations Zeus!
Yasha Shnir (from Dubna, Russia) and Massimo Vaglio (from Rome, Italy) visited our group in June-July 2021 within the COST action GWVerse, to strengthen the collaboration with different group members, on several aspects of strong gravity. Thank you for your visit!
Gr@v Ph.D. student Jorge Delgado got a best pitch award for his pitch (short talk) in the UA Research Summit 2021, in the session for students of the MAP-Fis Ph.D. programme. Congratulations Jorge!
A call for a 2 years postdoctoral grant in Strong Gravity, within the research grant “Testing the Kerr hypothesis with gravitational waves and lensing", PTDC / FIS-AST / 3041/2020, is open from 1 to 20 August 2021. See attached document for details (in Portuguese) or the Euraxess announcement (in Portuguese and English) here.