Sep 21 – 25, 2020
University of Aveiro
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Scientific Programme


  • Black Holes and Exotic Compact Objects (Carlos Herdeiro, Dep.Mathematics, Univ.Aveiro)

    Black Holes: Astrophysical Evidence
    Spherical and Spinning Black Holes in General Relativity
    "Hairy" Black Holes and Exotic Compact Objects

  • Gravitational Waves (Nico Sanchis-Gual, CENTRA)

    Introduction to Gravitational-Waves: from Theory to Numerical Simulations
    Current Gravitational-Waves State of the Art Observations
    (LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA)
    Fundamentals of Gravitational Radiation and Properties
    Numerical Simulations of Gravitational-Waves
    Gravitational Radiation from Exotic Objects (Boson Stars)

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning (Felipe Freitas, Dep.Physics, Univ.Aveiro)

    Detecting Binary Black Hole Merges (BBH) with Deep Learning
    Building, Analyzing and Setting Up Deep Learning Models
    Anaconda Environments, Jupyter notebooks and kernels (Google collab environment).
    Introduction to FastAI
    The pycbc and GWpy Packages: Dataset Generation.
    Building a First Model: DataLoaders, Convolutional Neural Networks, FastAI Learner.
    Fine Tunning and Transfer Learning.
    Some Novel applications and What Can FastAI Do


    -The (ultra) light in the dark: A potential vector boson of 8.7×10−13 eV from GW190521, Juan C. Bustillo (Univ.Hong Kong, Monash Univ., OzGrav)
    -Exploring Gravitational Waves Detection Using Deep Learning Methods, Osvaldo G. Freitas, (Univ.Minho, CFUMUP)
    -Primordial Gravitational Waves as a Portal to Particle Physics, António Morais (Univ.Aveiro)
    -Phenomenology of Vector Like Leptons with Deep Learning @ LHC, João Pino (Univ.Aveiro)