At MG14

Gr@v team at the 14th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, in Rome: (from left to right) M. Wang, H. Rúnarsson, J. C. Degollado (former member), E. Radu, C. Herdeiro, M. Sampaio and J. Rosa, where we have presented ten talks on the various group's research lines.

Under Rome's July hot sun, this workshop could be described modifying Edison's quote: "Science can really be 99% perspiration..."

Honorable mention in 2015 GRF Essay competition

The Essay "How fast can a black hole rotate?", by C. Herdeiro and E. Radu, was selected for an "Honorable Mention" in the Gravity Research Foundation 2015 Awards for Essays on Gravitation. It is the second consecutive year an essay from our group gets this distinction. The first prize was awarded to the Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft, for the essay "Local Conformal Symmetry: the Missing Symmetry Component for Space and Time".

J. Grover joins ESA

Gr@v postdoctoral ​researcher Jai Grover, who has been a member of the group since 2012, has accepted a research fellow position with the European Space Agency. While there h​e will perform research and monitor new developments in fundamental physics that might have implications for present and future ESA missions. Congratulations Jai!