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.
Fabrizio di Giovanni gave us a nice update on the dynamical properties of bosonic stars, from numerical relativity simulations.
Kunihito Uzawa (Kwansei Gakuin U., Japan) gave us a nice update on the swampland conjecture and its implications in cosmology.
Gr@v member C. Herdeiro gave an invited colloquium at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, U. Cambridge, of the GR and HEP groups on March 4th and an invited seminar at STAG, School of Mathematical Sciences, U. Southampton in March 5th.
Felipe Freitas, from Gr@v, gave us a nice introduction to Deep learning and its applications in Collider Phenomenology.
The VII Leopoldo Garcia--Colin Mexican Meeting on Mathematical and Experimental Physics took place at Colegio Nacional in Mexico City, from 12-21 February 2020. The meeting included a symposium on black holes and gravitational waves where Gr@v member C. Herdeiro gave a plenary invited lecture.
On February 19th 2015, motivated by the centennial of General Relativity celebrated in 2015 and the considerable growth of the scientific community in Portugal studying relativistic gravity, the Portuguese Society of Relativity and Gravitation (SPRG) was formally installed. The photo shows the founding members (from left to right) C. Herdeiro, V. Cardoso, J. Natário and J. Lemos present during the installment of the society at a notary in Lisbon.
N. Santos and C. Herdeiro are visiting UNAM, Cuernavaca Campus, during February 2020, within the RISE FunFiCO Marie Curie grant led by Aveiro University. They are being hosted by Juan Carlos Degollado.
Gr@v member C. Herdeiro had the pleasure to discuss some mysteries of the Cosmos, in particular the Big Bang and black holes, with an audience of young, thirsty minds at Colégio de Lamas. Many thanks to all the Colégio de Lamas staff and in particular Professora Maria de Luz Costa for making this possible.
Nico Sanchis-Gual and Rodrigo Vicente, both based at IST-Lisbon, visited this week. Rodrigo delivered a seminar on "Moving black holes: Energy extraction, absorption cross section, and the ring of fire".