The awakening of the gravitational astronomy era, together with the ever increasing precision of electromagnetic observations, motivates scrutinizing models of alternative compact objects and their phenomenology. As a contribution to this effort, Gr@v researchers will be guest editors of a Focus issue of Classical and Quantum gravity on hairy black holes.
The XXVI National Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics will take place at the University of Aveiro, on the 8th and 9th September 2016. This meeting is organized by the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro and the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA), in partnership with the Portuguese Astronomy Society (SPA). Webpage
The kick off meeting of the RISE network StronGrHEP, took place on May 12th-13th 2016, in the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. Photo: the coordinates of the five European nodes, C. Herdeiro, E. Barausse, U. Sperhake, V. Cardoso and L. Gualtieri by the statue of the great Urbain Le Verrier.
The ceremony for distinguising the recipients of the 2015 Gulbenkian Prizes for Stimulus of Research, took place on March 9th 2016, at the Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon. Pedro Cunha was awarded one of the prizes for his project on "Black Hole Shadows".
Here, the numerical data described in the paper "Kerr black holes with Proca hair", arXiv:1603.02687 [gr-qc] , is made available for public use.
Gr@v's Ph.D. student Mengjie Wang successfully defended his doctoral thesis with title "Quantum and classical aspects of scalar and vector fields around black holes", on February 29th 2016. Mengjie integrated the MAP-Fis Ph.D. programme and was supported by a grant from the IDPASC doctoral programme. Congratulations Mengjie!
The 2015 paper highlights of the International Journal of Modern Physics D, includes the paper "Asymptotically flat black holes with scalar hair: a review" by Gr@v researchers C. Herdeiro and E. Radu.