High Energy Physics

High energy physics involves the study of the fundamental building blocks of nature at the shortest distances. These are the fundamental particles that are described by quantum fields such as the Higgs field found at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Our group studies theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics both from theoretical and phenomenological perspectives.

For our latest developments/activities in this area, please see the listing below.


Latest High Energy Physics Publications

Does the black hole shadow probe the event horizon geometry?, Pedro V. P. Cunha, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro, Maria J. Rodrigues; arXiv:1802.02675 [qr-qc].

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Electroweak phase transitions in multi-Higgs models: the case of Trinification-inspired THDSM, Thibault Vieu, António P. Morais, Roman Pasechnik; arXiv:1801.02670 [hep-ph].

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Shadows and strong gravitational lensing: a brief review, Pedro V. P. Cunha, Carlos Herdeiro;  arXiv:1801.00860 [gr-qc].

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Probing the universality of synchronised hair around rotating black holes with Q-clouds, Carlos Herdeiro, Jutta Kunz, Eugen Radu, Bintoro Subagyo, Phys. Lett. B 779 (2018) 151-159, arXiv:1712.04286 [qr-qc].

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Superradiant instabilities in the Kerr-mirror and Kerr-AdS black holes with Robin boundary conditions, Hugo R. C. Ferreira, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro; arXiv:1712.03398 [gr-qc].

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Latest High Energy Physics News & Events

RISE coordinator's day 2018

A team from Aveiro University composed by Tatiana Costa (Aveiro Research Support Office), Nikolai Sobolev and Carlos Herdeiro (both RISE projects coordinator from the Aveiro Physics Department) was present in the RISE coordinator's day at the head of REA (Research Executive Agency) in Brussels, in 18-19 January 2018. The photo shows the RISE coordinators of the Math/Physics panel with REA staff, including Project Officer Amanda Jane Ozin-Hofsaess and the Head of Unit Fredrik Olsson Hector.

Ema Valente is now a Master

Ema Valente successfully finished her Physics M.Sc. at Aveiro University, on December 20th 2017, by defending a thesis with title "A simple model of exotic compact objects: interaction with a scalar field". This thesis was supervised by Gr@v researcher C. Herdeiro and examined by Prof. Luis Crispino, from the U. Federal do Pará, Brazil. Well done Ema!

Scientists discuss black holes in Aveiro

The X Black Holes workshop took place at Aveiro University on 18-19 December 2017. It gathered almost 100 scientists discussing black holes from many different perspectives. Besides 63 oral communications, the workshop also included the fourth General Assembley of the Portuguese Relativity and Gravitation Society (SPRG) and a special session celebrating the 60th anniversary of Prof. J. S. Lemos.