Gravitation @ Aveiro University

Detection of Gravitational waves

On February 11th 2016, the LIGO collaboration announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves. Our group warmly congratulates LIGO for this extraordinary achievement, which opens up access to a new layer of the physical reality!

Quantum Mechanics Book

A new textbook on "Quantum Mechanics", in portuguese, for undergraduate (typically third year) students, has just been released by the Aveiro University publisher, authored by Gr@v member C. Herdeiro.

The book is complemented by recorded lectures and problem classes, the latter given by Gr@v member João Rosa, which can be found here.

Cassini states for black hole binaries

Gr@v researchers have found that there are only two equilibrium possibilities for the spin of black hole binariesand that they are similar to the equilibria observed for the spin of the Moon, which was identified by Giovanni Domenico

Chilean school on Gravitation

This year's Chilean school on gravitation took place in Concepción, from 4-8 January, focused on black holes and solitons. One of the invited lecturers was Gr@v member C. Herdeiro, delivering a five lectures course on "Asymptotically flat black holes with scalar hair in four spacetime dimensions."

Celebrating Gr@vity!

Exactly one hundred years after Einstein's completion of the general theory of relativity, Gr@v gathered some collaborators and friends to celebrate Gr@vity!

PRL cover exhibits Gr@v work

The cover of the Physical Review Letters Vol. 115, issue 21 (November 20th, 2015), exhibits one of the figures of the Gr@v paper Shadows of Kerr black holes with scalar hair [Pedro V. P. Cunha et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 211102 (2015)] showing the lensing of a boson star with a light ring.


Gulbenkian Foundation distinguishes Pedro Cunha

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has awarded one of the 2015 prizes for stimulating research to Gr@v Ph.D. student Pedro Cunha, distinguishing his work/project on black hole shadows. Congratulations Pedro!

Shadows of hairy black holes in Physical Review Letters

The paper "Shadows of Kerr black holes with scalar hair" by P. Cunha, C. Herdeiro, E. Radu and H. Rúnarsson has been accepted in Physical Review Letters. This work shows Kerr black holes with scalar hair can exhibit new types of shadows in black hole physics.

Gr@v RISEs

Gr@v is a partner of the recently approved "Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics" Marie Curie RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) action, within the Horizon 2020 European framework. This network has a lifetime of 4 years, starting in Jan 2016 and connects 8 nodes in 7 countries, being coordinated by Prof. Ulrich Sperhake and Cambridge University.

V NRHEP network meeting in Belém, Brazil

The V global meeting of the Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics Marie Curie IRSES action, took place in Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil, from 28 September -2 October 2015.

Thank you Luis Carlos Crispino for the stimulating meeting in the beautiful Amazonia.

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