Gr@v is a team of researchers, based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, working on gravitational physics in the context of astrophysics, cosmology and high energy physics. The group was established in 2010. In January 2015 Gr@v integrated the FCT funded CIDMA research unit (project UID/MAT/04106/2019), as the Gravitational Geometry and Dynamics research group.
Professor Péter Forgács from the University of Tours (France) visited Gr@v and presented a seminar on "Non-linear eigenmodes of asymptotically Anti-de-Sitter space".
Alexandre Correia, Gr@v member and Professor at Coimbra University, gave an outreach talk on the part of the 2019 Nobel Physics Prize awarded for the discovery of the first exoplanets. Not only Professor Correia is a working scientist on the field, but he also worked, as a post-doc, in the group of the two laureates, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz. A knowledgeable and entertaining account!
Gr@v and MAP-PDMA Ph.D. student João Oliveira was awareded an "Outstanding Presentation Award - Gold Prize" for his scientific presentation at the 29th workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation, in Japan, at the University of Kobe.
More than 200 researchers participated in this conference, of which 66 were selected to deliver oral presentations. Of these, 56 were nominated for the outstanding presentation award, but only 4 were awarded this distinction, including João Oliveira.
The V Amazonian Symposium on Physics was held in Belém, Brazil, from 18-22 November 2019. This meeting was co-sponsored by the Marie Curie RISE FunFiCO network and co-organised by Gr@v members. The invited speakers included Bill Unruh, Bob Wald, John Friedman, Jorge Zanelli and Mirjam Cvetic, amongst others.
Gra@v members C. Herdeiro and E. Radu, together with Nuno Santos from IST-Lisbon, visited Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPa), Brazil, in Amazonia, during November 2019, within the Marie Curie RISE FunFiCO partnership. In the photon in the river Guamá, with Carolina Benone, a former UFPa/Aveiro PhD student, now staff at UFPa.
Gr@v members C. Herdeiro and E. Radu, were two of the speakers of the Mini-workshop on "Black holes and symmetries" at the Instituto de Física, Pontifica Universidad Católica Valparaíso, Chile. The workshop was organised by Olivera Moskovic and Dumitru Astefanesei. The other speaker was Marc Henneaux from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Nelson Eiró visited Gr@v just before successfully defending his M.Sc. thesis on "Strong lensing of light and shadow of a Black Hole surrounded by a heavy accretion disk", at IST-Lisbon, supervised by C. Herdeiro and P. Cunha. This visit coincided with the beginning of a long term visit by Aichen and Ruyong Li, both graduates from Beijing University of Technology.