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.
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.
During January 2013, Gr@v members Flávio Coelho and Carlos Herdeiro visited Nagoya University and the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, presenting the group's work on black hole and shock wave collisions.
The second meeting of the Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics Network will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, from 11-14 March 2013. This meeting will take the form of a school to communicate in an accessible way the new developments in the field. The write-up of the school, featuring original material, will be published as a special issue of IJMPA. More info.
Dr. Eugen Radu will join our group in 2013 as an FCT researcher. Dr. Radu, an expert in black hole physics, topological and non-topological solitions and quantum field theory in curved space-time, has been a post-doctoral researcher/research fellow in Germany, Ireland and France and has co-authored over one hundred published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Welcome Eugen!
The NRHEP white paper edited by V. Cardoso, L. Gualtieri, C. Herdeiro and U. Sperhake was published as a Focus paper in Classical and Quantum Gravity. This paper was a written summary of the discussions and presentations that took place in the Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics Workshop, organized in Madeira, Portugal in the Summer 2011.