Alexandre Pombo's Ph.D. exam

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!

Jorge Delgado's Ph.D. Exam

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!

C. Herdeiro becomes associate editor for EPJC

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.

Meeting with a scientist

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.