Strong Gravity

The group's research on strong gravity involves finding analytical and numerical solutions of Einstein's theory of general relativity, and many of its extensions, either in vacuum or coupled to various types of matter. For our latest developments/activities in this area, please see the listing at the end of this article.

The prime examples of (relativistic) strong gravitational systems are Black Holes. They are truly unifying objects of all physics. The understanding of their formation and dynamics requires the laws of all four fundamental forces, and their physics is relevant not only for astrophysics and cosmology but for a variety of topics within high energy physics.

See here a movie made by the COST action `Black holes in a violent universe', in which our group participates, for a visual overview of different types of black holes.


Latest Strong Gravity Publications

Synchronized stationary clouds in a static fluid, Carolina L. Benone, Luís C. B. Crispino, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro, Maurício Richartz; arXiv:1809.03952 [gr-qc].

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Isolated black holes without Z2 isometry, Pedro V. P. Cunha, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro, Eugen Radu;  arXiv:1808.06692 [gr-qc].

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Skyrmions around Kerr black holes and spinning BHs with Skyrme hair; C. Herdeiro, I. Perapechka, E. Radu, Ya. Shnir,  arXiv:1808.05388 [gr-qc].

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Head-on collisions of Proca stars, Nicholas Sanchis-Gual, Carlos Herdeiro, José A. Font, Eugen Radu; arXiv:1806.07779 [gr-qc].

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Non-perturbative spinning black holes in dynamical Chern-Simons gravity, Terence Delsate, Carlos Herdeiro, Eugen Radu; arXiv:1806.06700 [gr-qc].

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Latest Strong Gravity News & Events

No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity

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Kunihito Uzawa, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
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room 32.3.30 CICFANO
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Abstract: In this talk, we present whether the new ekpyrotic scenario
can be embedded into ten-dimensional supergravity. We use that the
scalar potential obtained from flux compactifications of type II
supergravity with sources has a universal scaling with respect to the

XI Black Holes Workshop

The XI Black Holes Workshop will take place at IST-Lisbon on 17-18 December 2018. The Black Holes Workshops gather researchers working on physical and mathematical problems of black holes, both in its classical and quantum aspects, as well as their connections to general relativity and gravitation, string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, and stimulate the interaction between all these issues.