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Gravitational waves and the Robinson-Trautman spacetime

Grant number: 18/23857-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Alberto Vazquez Saa
Grantee:Paulo Sergio Piva
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/09357-9 - Physics and geometry of spacetime, AP.TEM


This project consists in some analytical and numerical studies on the so-called Robinson-Trautman spacetimes, which are vacuum non-stationary solutions of the Einstein equations corresponding to compact bodies surrounded by gravitational waves. From Robinson-Trautman spacetimes, one can access the non-linear regime of gravitational waves, a extremely relevant topic nowadays.