Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, working on gravitational physics in the context of astrophysics, cosmology and high energy physics. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (project UID/MAT/04106/2013), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group.
Flávio Coelho is currently visiting Wits University in South Africa, to continue his work on n-DBI gravity in collaboration with Shinji Hirano, who joined the academic staff of Wits in 2013.
The VI Black Holes Workshop will take place at U. Minho, Braga, from 19-20 December 2013.
Thomas Metcalf, a graduate student from the University of Edinburgh, is visiting our group from October to December 2013. Thomas is currently working with João Rosa in particle physics and cosmological models of warm inflation.
The radio astronomer Paulo Freire, from the Max Planck Institute at Bonn, visited our group on September 23 and presented the latest developments on "Pulsar timing: a unique tool in Astrophysics". Paulo Freire is currently leading an ERC funded project for testing General Relativity and other theories of gravity with pulsars. Watch the seminar here.
The proceedings of the NR/HEP2 Spring School, integrated in the "Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics" network, have now been published as a special issue by the International Journal of Modern Physics A, edited by V. Cardoso, L. Gualtieri, C. Herdeiro and U. Sperhake.
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.