A call for two 10 months research grants in Strong Gravity/High Energy Physics, for M.Sc. holders enrolled in a doctoral programme at Aveiro University, within the research grant “Testing the Kerr hypothesis with gravitational waves and lensing", PTDC/FIS-AST/3041/2020, is open from 1 to 20 December 2021. See attached document for details (in Portuguese) or the Euraxess announcement (in Portuguese and English) here.
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 News & Events
Nico Sanchis-Gual was one of the 8 selected researchers for a junior grant, nationwide, within 74 applicants in the Physical Sciences panel, in the fourth individual call for scientific employment stimulus, promoted by FCT. Congratulations Nico!
Searching for new physics using angular correlations in e+ e- colliders (with some analogies to cosmology)
Correlations play a fundamental role in many branches of physics, from quantum mechanics to particle physics and cosmology. In particular, the astonishing homogeneity of the angular distribution of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation across the sky (measured with high precision by the WMAP and Planck missions) requires of an inflationary epoch right after the Big Bang.
The LIGO-Virgo-Kagra collaboration released the data of the O3b science run, announcing 35 new candidate events. The corresponding catalogue, which is co-authored by Gr@v member N. Sanchis-Gual can be found here. See also the nice periodic table type organization of the events here.