Nicolas Sanchis-Gual

Full name: Nicolas Sanchis-Gual
Position: Postdoctoral researcher (FCT funded)



-University of Valencia: B.Sc (Graduado) in Physics, 2012

-University of Valencia: M.Sc in Astrophysics, 2013       

-University of Valencia: Ph.D. in Physics, 2018   


Previous positions:

-CENTRA, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2019- 2020, Postdoctoral Researcher



My field of research is Numerical Relativity, which investigates the dynamics of physical systems described by General Relativity (GR), using numerical algorithms and computational resources to obtain the evolution in time. In particular I am interested in studying the dynamics of astrophysical compact objects (black holes and neutron stars), but also more exotic theoretical compact objects (bosonic stars, scalarized black holes) and the gravitational-wave signals emitted. Recently, I have been producing numerical gravitational waveforms from mergers of Proca stars (vector boson stars) to compare it to real-data gravitational-wave events detected by the LIGO-Virgo detector network. I am also interested in the formation of hairy black holes, throught the superradiance instability or from mergers of bosonic stars, and in expanding the boson star family, by considering more than one field, and assessing its stability.