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.
Gr@v members participated in the 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, which took place in Stockholm, presenting talks on n-DBI gravity (Flávio Coelho), Shock Wave Collisions (Carlos Herdeiro and Marco Sampaio), Hawking Radiation (Mengjie Wang) and Numerical Relativity (Miguel Zilhão).
The radio program Click, of the journalist Catarina Lázaro, broadcasted by the portuguese national radio station, Antena 1, has recently interviewed two Gr@v researchers (Alexandre Correia and Carlos Herdeiro) to learn about some of the research done at the University of Aveiro in the area of gravitational physics. Listen here (AC) and here (CH) to the broadcastings (in portuguese).
The workshop "The power challenges of Mega-Science infrastructures: the example of SKA", co-organized by Domingos Barbosa will take place in Moura, Portugal and Sevilla, Spain on 20th-21st June 2012. This workshop intends to review current R&D trends, industry forecasts for solar energy options and experiences that may respond to the challenges set by Mega Science Infrastructures and in particular by the Square Kilometer Array project.
Miguel Zilhão, who wil be finishing his Ph.D. in the summer of 2012, has taken a post-doctoral offer from the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a world leading group in the area of Numerical Relativity. Congratulations Miguel!
In the summer 2011, an exciting workshop took place in the beautiful island of Madeira, where a small number of top international experts in the fields of numerical relativity (NR) and various aspects of high energy physics (HEP), exchanged viewpoints and expertises in order to create synergies between these two communities. As an outcome of the fruitful round tables and discussions, a white paper was written.