Former Gr@v PhD student M. Zilhão gets 2017 Alberto prize

Miguel Zilhão, a former PhD student at Gr@v, was the winner of the 2017 Portuguese Society on Relativity and Gravitation's (SPRG) Alberto prize. The prize was awarded on December 19th 2017, during the general assembly of the SPRG.

The Portuguese Society on Relativity and Gravitation has awarded the second edition of the Alberto prize to Miguel Zilhão, for his contributions to the study of numerical relativity, including black hole collisions in four and higher dimensions and the AdS-CFT correspondence. This award is granted yearly at the traditional Black Holes Workshop to a young researcher who is a member of the Society.

Miguel Zilhão is a young physicist from Porto, Portugal, working in numerical relativity and computational physics. He completed his PhD degree in 2012, under the supervision of Profs. Carlos Herdeiro and Vitor Cardoso. He moved on to a postdoctoral position at CCRG-RIT, Rochester, with Prof. Manuela Campanelli, and then at Universitat de Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. David Mateos. Since September 2017 he has been an FCT researcher at CENTRA-IST, Lisbon.