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.
On February 19th 2015, motivated by the centennial of General Relativity celebrated in 2015 and the considerable growth of the scientific community in Portugal studying relativistic gravity, the Portuguese Society of Relativity and Gravitation (SPRG) was formally installed. The photo shows the founding members (from left to right) C. Herdeiro, V. Cardoso, J. Natário and J. Lemos present during the installment of the society at a notary in Lisbon.
N. Santos and C. Herdeiro are visiting UNAM, Cuernavaca Campus, during February 2020, within the RISE FunFiCO Marie Curie grant led by Aveiro University. They are being hosted by Juan Carlos Degollado.
Gr@v member C. Herdeiro had the pleasure to discuss some mysteries of the Cosmos, in particular the Big Bang and black holes, with an audience of young, thirsty minds at Colégio de Lamas. Many thanks to all the Colégio de Lamas staff and in particular Professora Maria de Luz Costa for making this possible.
Nico Sanchis-Gual and Rodrigo Vicente, both based at IST-Lisbon, visited this week. Rodrigo delivered a seminar on "Moving black holes: Energy extraction, absorption cross section, and the ring of fire".
Group members Sonia Anton and Carlos Herdeiro, as well as Tiago Campante from IA and U. Porto, participated in the outreach activity "Café de Ciência", at Fábrica, Centro de Ciência Viva de Aveiro, as part of the conference cycle "À descoberta do Universo" promoted by Tiago Campante.
Jose Blázquez-Salcedo is visiting the group within a (one month) short term scientific mission of the COST action GWverse. He presented a seminar on "Quasi-normal modes of neutron stars in R^2 gravity".
The CIDMA research unit meeting 2020 took place on the 22-23 January at the Mathematics Department of Aveiro University. João Oliveira and Sonia Anton were the two Gr@v representatives in the scientific programme.
The Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (EREP2020) will take place at the University of Aveiro, from 14-17 September 2020. Registration will open on February 1st.