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.
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.
The IXth Iberian Cosmology Meeting will be organized by the gravitation group at the University of Aveiro, in April 2014. These yearly meetings started in Porto, in 2006, and the previous meeting took place in Granada, in April 2013.
The cerimony for the 2012 Gulbenkian awards for stimulating research took place on February 18 2013. The Aveiro University delegation included, from left to right, Carlos Herdeiro, Armando Neves, António Luis Ferreira, António Almeida (awardee), Rui Pereira, José Fernando Mendes, Flávio Coelho (awardee) and Marco Sampaio.