|I was born in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 1975. I got my PhD at CENTRA/IST, in Lisbon with José Lemos, on gravitational radiation and oscillation modes of black holes (here). I was a postdoc at CFC/Coimbra, with Manuel Fiolhais; at Washington University in St. Louis with Clifford Will and at OleMiss with Marco Cavaglià.|
I am an Assistant Professor (”Com Agregação”) at the Physics Dept. of IST, working in CENTRA, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics in the University of Mississippi, as well as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2008.
I lead the gravity team in CENTRA/IST and we are doing exciting things: trying to understand black hole dynamics in generic spacetimes, specifically higher-dimensional and asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes; trying to discriminate between different gravity theories using gravitational-wave observations…and in general doing General Relativity and black hole physics. We have an ongoing collaboration with Aveiro/OPorto, Cambridge and Rome, check out the team’s webpage. Besides some exciting physics, we make some cool movies!
Contact me: vitor.cardoso at ist.utl.pt