CIDMA Meeting 2021

The 2021 CIDMA meeting was held on January 21st 2021, online. Our group was represented by Felipe Freitas who discussed the applicability of machine learning techniques from particle physics and gravitational waves to medical applications. Watch here the talks of the 2021 CIDMA meeting.

Spin-induced scalarized black holes in Phys. Rev. Lett.

Can a black hole be different from the Kerr paradigm depending on its spin? In paper to publishd in Physical Review Letters, Gr@v members C. Herdeiro and E. Radu, in collaboration with H. Silva and N. Yunes (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne, US) and T. Sotirou (U. Nottingham, UK), show that the phenomenon of spontaneous scalarisation can lead to non-Kerr black holes, only if they spin fast enough.

João Oliveira's Ph.D. defense

João Oliveira successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Friday 20th November 2020. The committee, presided by Prof. A. Botelho and composed by Profs. D. Astefanesi, M. Zilhão, M. Piedade Ramos, E. Radu and C. Herdeiro (advisor) unanimously approved the thesis entitled "Aspects of Einstein-Maxwell-scalar models: Solitons, Duality and Scalarisation". Congratulations João!

Pedro Cunha selected for an FCT 6 years junior research grant

Pedro Cunha was one of the 7 selected researchers for a junior grant, nationwide, within 76 applicants in the Physical Sciences panel, in the third individual call for scientific employment stimulus, promoted by FCT. Pedro (re)joined our group as a post-doc in October 2020, after being a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck institute for gravitational physics in Golm, Germany. Congratulations Pedro!