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.
Alexandre Pombo successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Black holes and solitonic objects with bosonic fields" on April 8 2022. The Ph.D. committee included Arnaldo Martins (President, UA), Daniela Doneva (Tubingen), Yves Brihaye (Mons), Carolina Benone (UFPA), Pedro Avelino (IA, UP) and Carlos Herdeiro (UA, advisor). The thesis was co-advised by Eugen Radu. Congratulations Alexandre!
Check out Gr@v member Miguel Zilhão explaining "How do we find planets", an outreach video (in Portuguese).
The 12th Iberian Gravitational Waves Meeting will take place at the University of Minho, in Braga, from 6-8 June 2022, co-organized by our group. More information in the event's webpage.
Jorge Delgado successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Spinning Black holes with scalar hair and horizonless compact objects within and beyond General Relativity" on March 24 2022. The Ph.D. committee included José Pedro (President, UA), Betti Hartmann (UCL), Yasha Shnir (JINR), Luis Crispino (UFPA), Lara Sousa (IA, UP) and Carlos Herdeiro (UA, advisor). The thesis was co-advised by Eugen Radu. Congratulations Jorge!
Gr@v made an appearance in Portuguese National TV, in the show UAU, "Science without limits", co-produced by RTP and the University of Aveiro. Episode 14 was devoted to space, and our group talked about gravitational waves and the possibility they can give us information on dark matter, based on this article.
Starting from March 2022, C. Herdeiro was appointed member of the editorial board (associate editor) of the European Physical Journal C (EPJC), for the section "Theoretical Physics III: Quantum Field Theory and Gravity - Fundamental and Formal Aspects". EPJC is a leading international journal on this research topic with over 2M downloads in 2021 and an impact factor of 4.590 (2020). See UA coverage here.
It was a great pleasure to host the visit by David Hilditch from IST-Lisbon, to give a face to face seminar, joining us also for our group lunch. Thank you for coming David and for the fun and informative seminar!
Talking about the Universe, black holes and what a scientist does was the challenge for the "Meeting with a Scientist" event, with Gr@v's C. Herdeiro, organized by Fábrica, the outreach centre in Aveiro (Centro Ciência Viva). The audience (fourth graders) really proved the famed curiosity of the young ones.