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

Spontaneously Scalarized Kerr Black Holes in Extended Scalar-Tensor–Gauss-Bonnet Gravity, P. V. P. Cunha, C. A. R. Herdeiro and E. Radu; Phys. Rev. Lett. 123 (2019) no.1, 011101, arXiv:1904.09997 [gr-qc]. Featured on the cover of Volume 123, Issue 1 of Physical Review Letters (3 July 2019).

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Spontaneous scalarisation of charged black holes: coupling dependence and dynamical features, , , , and ; Class. Quant. Grav. 36 (2019) 134002, arXiv:1902.05079 [gr-qc].

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Einstein-Maxwell-scalar black holes: classes of solutions, dyons and extremality, D. Astefanesei, C. Herdeiro, A. Pombo and E. Radu; arXiv:1905.08304 [hep-th].

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Warm inflation within a supersymmetric distributed mass model, Mar Bastero-Gil, Arjun Berera, Rafael Hernández-Jiménez, João G. Rosa; arXiv:1812.07296 [hep-ph].

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Kerr black holes with synchronised scalar hair and higher azimuthal harmonic index, J. F. M. Delgado, C. A. R. Herdeiro and E. Radu; Phys.Lett. B792 (2019) 436-444, arXiv:1903.01488 [gr-qc].

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Latest High Energy Physics News & Events

UV completions of effective models explaining B-physics anomalies

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Werner Porod (Wurzburg U., Germany)
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Room Sousa Pinto (DM)
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In recent years several anomalies have been observed in decays of B-mesons. We give first a brief overview on the experimental situation. It is well know that these anomalies can be explained by adding leptoquarks or extra vector-bosons to the SM particle content.

Pedro Cunha PhD defense

Pedro Cunha defended his PhD thesis with title "Shadows and gravitational lensing of Black Holes interacting with fundamental fields" on September 9th 2019, at IST-Lisbon. The panel, composed by Prof. Volker Perlick, Frederic Vincent, José Natário, Carlos Herdeiro (advisor) and José Lemos (president) unanimously attributed the highest classification of Approved with Distinction and Honour to an outstanding piece of work. Congratulations Pedro!