"Black holes have no hair" - is a famous `mantra' coined by John Wheeler in 1971, to express that astrophysical black holes should all have very similar physical properties. In a paper to appear in Physical Review Letters, however, Gr@v researchers C. Herdeiro and E. Radu showed that actually astrophysical black holes need not be bald!
Mengjie Wang, Ph.D. student at Gr@v, has received a "Chinese Government Award for outstanding self-financed students abroad", granted by the Ministry of Education of China. Congratulations Mengjie!
Numerical Relativity is an exciting research tool for studying relativistic gravity in a computer. Post-doctoral researcher and Gr@v member Juan Carlos Degollado will be presenting a course on "Introduction to Numerical Relativity", starting on February 24th 2014. Further details can be found here.
Flávio Coelho is currently visiting Wits University in South Africa, to continue his work on n-DBI gravity in collaboration with Shinji Hirano, who joined the academic staff of Wits in 2013.