"Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics" network

The European Commission Research Executive Agency approved an International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Marie Curie action on "Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics" (NRHEP), within the FP7 People Programme.

This action promoted research in gravitational physics, in particular numerical relativity with applications to high energy physics scenarios. More about this research programme can be learned in the "Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics" workshop webpage, organised in Madeira, in the summer of 2011. 

Research institutions in five countries were involved in this partnership which was coordinated by Emanuele Berti (Mississippi/USA node), Vitor Cardoso (Lisbon/Portugal node), Luis Carlos Crispino (Pará/Brazil node), Leonardo Gualtieri (Rome/Italy node),  Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro/Portugal node; action coordinator) and Ulrich Sperhake (Barcelona/Spain node). 

About thirty researchers were initially planned to be exchanged between the six nodes within the action, for a network lifetime of four years starting in 2012.



The action included the organisation of events in each node, which were listed here as they took place: 

First network global meeting: 9-13 July 2012, Aveiro University, Portugal 



Satellite workshop: "Amazonian workshop on black holes and analogue models of gravity", 7-9 August 2012, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém do Pará, Brazil 


Second network global meeting: "NRHEP2: Spring School", 11-14 March 2013, IST Lisbon, Portugal


Satellite workshop: " II Amazonian workshop on black holes and analogue models of gravity", 5-7 June 2013, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém do Pará, Brazil


Third network global meeting, integrated in the workshop "Testing General Relativity with Astrophysical observations", 6-10 January 2014, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), USA


Satellite workshop: " III Amazonian workshop on black holes and analogue models of gravity", 4-8 August 2014, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém do Pará, Brazil


Satellite workshop: " IV Amazonian workshop on black holes and analogue models of gravity", 11-15 May 2015, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém do Pará, Brazil


Fourth network global meeting, 7-10 July 2015, "Sapienza University", Rome, Italy


Fifth network global meeting, 28 September-2 October 2015, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Portugal


Satellite workshop: "100 years of Strong Gravity, 5 Years of Gr@v", 25-26 November 2015, Aveiro University, Portugal



Over 100 scientific papers were published in major international journals with refereeing on the topics of the network during its lifetime, often co-authored by members of more than one node thus exhibiting the true synergies created by the network.

Review papers:

- NR/HEP: roadmap for the future Vitor Cardoso, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos Herdeiro, Ulrich Sperhake et al.
Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 29 (2012) 244001
e-Print: arXiv:1201.5118 [hep-th]

- Exploring New Physics Frontiers Through Numerical Relativity
Vitor Cardoso, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos Herdeiro, Ulrich Sperhake
Published in Living Rev. Relativity 18 (2015) 1
e-Print: arXiv:1409.0014 [gr-qc]

- Testing General Relativity with Present and Future Astrophysical Observations
Emanuele Berti et al.
Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 32 (2015) 243001
e-Print: arXiv:1501.07274 [gr-qc]

- Numerical relativity: the role of black holes in gravitational wave physics, astrophysics and
high-energy physics
Ulrich Sperhake,
Published in Gen.Rel.Grav. 46 (2014) 5, 1689

- The numerical relativity breakthrough for binary black holes
Ulrich Sperhake
Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 32 (2015) 12, 124011
e-Print: arXiv:1411.3997 [gr-qc]


- Superradiance
Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 906 (2015) pp.1-237
e-Print: arXiv:1501.06570 [gr-qc]

Dedicated Journal volumes on the subject of this action:

- Proceedings, Spring School on Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics (NR/HEP2) :
Lisbon, Portugal, March 11-14, 2013
V. Cardoso (ed.), L. Gualtieri (ed.), C. Herdeiro (ed.), U. Sperhake (ed.). 2013.
Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A28 (2013) 22-23

- Proceedings, 7th Black Holes Workshop 2014 : Aveiro, Portugal, December 18-19, 2014
Carlos A.R. Herdeiro (ed.), Vitor Cardoso (ed.), Jose P.S. Lemos (ed.), Filipe C. Mena (ed.)
Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. D24 (2015) 09

Some selected original papers:

- Radiation from a D-dimensional collision of shock waves: a remarkably simple fit formula Flavio S. Coelho, Carlos Herdeiro, Marco O.P. Sampaio
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 108 (2012) 181102
e-Print: arXiv:1203.5355 [hep-th]

- Black hole bombs and photon mass bounds
Paolo Pani, Vitor Cardoso, Leonardo Gualtieri, Emanuele Berti, Akihiro Ishibashi
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 109 (2012) 131102
e-Print: arXiv:1209.0465 [gr-qc]

- Universality, maximum radiation and absorption in high-energy collisions of black holes with spin
Ulrich Sperhake, Emanuele Berti, Vitor Cardoso, Frans Pretorius
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 041101
e-Print: arXiv:1211.6114 [gr-qc]

- Gravito-Electromagnetic Perturbations of Kerr-Newman Black Holes: Stability and Isospectrality in the Slow-Rotation Limit
Paolo Pani, Emanuele Berti, Leonardo Gualtieri
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013) 241103
e-Print: arXiv:1304.1160 [gr-qc]

- Black holes with surrounding matter in scalar-tensor theories
Vitor Cardoso, Isabella P. Carucci, Paolo Pani, Thomas P. Sotiriou
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 111101
e-Print: arXiv:1308.6587 [gr-qc]

- Kerr black holes with scalar hair
Carlos A. R. Herdeiro, Eugen Radu
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 112 (2014) 221101
e-Print: arXiv:1403.2757 [gr-qc]

- Ultrahigh-energy debris from the collisional Penrose process
Emanuele Berti, Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 25, 251103
e-Print: arXiv:1410.8534 [gr-qc]

- Effective potentials and morphological transitions for binary black-hole spin precession
Michael Kesden, Davide Gerosa, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Emanuele Berti, Ulrich Sperhake
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 114 (2015) 8, 081103
e-Print: arXiv:1411.0674 [gr-qc]

- Precessional instability in binary black holes with aligned spins
Davide Gerosa, Michael Kesden, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Antoine Klein, Emanuele Berti, Ulrich Sperhake, Daniele Trifirò
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 141102
e-Print: arXiv:1506.09116 [gr-qc]

- Accretion of dark matter by stars
Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Hirotada Okawa
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 11, 111301
e-Print: arXiv:1508.04773 [gr-qc]

- Shadows of Kerr black holes with scalar hair
Pedro V. P. Cunha, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro, Eugen Radu, Helgi F. Runarsson
Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 21, 211102
e-Print: arXiv:1509.00021 [gr-qc]


Project funded by the European Union (NRHEP-295189-FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES).