Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the Mathematics and Physics Department of Aveiro University, Portugal, working on strong gravity and high energy physics. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (UIDB/04106/2020 and UIDP/04106/2020), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group. The group scientific coordinator is C. Herdeiro.
It was a great pleasure to host the visit by David Hilditch from IST-Lisbon, to give a face to face seminar, joining us also for our group lunch. Thank you for coming David and for the fun and informative seminar!
Talking about the Universe, black holes and what a scientist does was the challenge for the "Meeting with a Scientist" event, with Gr@v's C. Herdeiro, organized by Fábrica, the outreach centre in Aveiro (Centro Ciência Viva). The audience (fourth graders) really proved the famed curiosity of the young ones.
The Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) announced the 5th edition of the individual call to scientific employment stimulus, open from February 3rd 2022 to March 3rd 2022, for researchers with a Ph.D. and including four different seniority levels. Applications require the support of a host research unit. Researchers wishing to join our group should contact the group coordinator (C. Herdeiro).
Miguel Zilhão joins Gr@v from January 1st 2022 under a two-years research position. Miguel is an expert on strong gravity, in particular in numerical relativity, a technique he has applied in multiple contexts, ranging from astrophysics to AdS/CFT. He was a former Ph.D. student in Porto University and Gr@v (graduated in 2012) and since then has been a researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), University of Barcelona (Spain) and IST-Lisbon. Welcome Miguel!
Two Gr@v projects, one led by A. Morais and another by C. Herdeiro, were funded in the FCT-CERN IC&DT call for proposals. More info here.
The XIV Black Holes Workshop took place at the University of Aveiro, on 20-21 December 2021, organized by our group, gathering more than 80 researchers to discuss the (astro)physics and mathematics of black holes. It was really great to have a real face to face meeting, even if we could only take off the mask (momentarily) for the group photo. Thank you to all participants!