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Vitor Cardoso
Professor Auxiliar com Agregacao (Assistant Aggregate Professor)
Adjunct Professor at University of Mississippi
I am mainly interested in General Relativity and its consequences for fundamental physics. In particular, I am trying to understand black holes, their properties and possible observational signatures. Recent studies (in particular the AdS/CFT but also higher dimensional gravity in general) suggest that black holes may provide a fundamental link between classical and quantum relativity, and many new properties of black holes have been uncovered recently. This research area provides fertile ground for speculation and many new interesting ideas. Physics is also (or mainly) about experiments and observations. I am strongly engaged in another very exciting topic: gravitational wave research. Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime and were predicted by Einstein almost a century ago, but never directly detected. With the advent of new generation gravitational wave detectors such as LIGO ( or the upcoming LISA, these traditionally tiny effects of General Relativity will be a part of modern day astronomy.
  • Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Fundamental Physics
  • High Energy Physics


The high-energy collision of two black holes2008
Gravitational radiation in d>4 from effective field theory2008
Quasinormal modes and thermodynamic phase transitions2008
Transformation of the multipolar components of gravitational radiation under rotations and boosts2008
Ergoregion instability rules out black hole doubles2008
The return of the membrane paradigm? Black holes and strings in the water tap2008
Instability of hyper-compact Kerr-like objects2008
Eccentric binary black-hole mergers: The transition from inspiral to plunge in general relativity2007
On the gravitational stability of D1-D5-P black holes2007
Matched-filtering and parameter estimation of ringdown waveforms2007
Inspiral, merger and ringdown of unequal mass black hole binaries: A multipolar analysis2007
Gravitational Larmor formula in higher dimensions2007
Mining information from binary black hole mergers: a comparison of estimation methods for complex exponentials in noise2007
Instability of non-supersymmetric smooth geometries2006
Hawking emission of gravitons in higher dimensions: Non- rotating black holes2006
On gravitational-wave spectroscopy of massive black holes with the space interferometer LISA2006
Equilibrium configurations of fluids and their stability in higher dimensions2006
Gravitational diffraction radiation2006
Classical instability of Kerr-AdS black holes and the issue of final state2006
Quasinormal ringing of Kerr black holes. I: The excitation factors2006
Supermassive black holes or boson stars? Hair counting with gravitational wave detectors2006
Stability of naked singularities and algebraically special modes2006
Gregory-Laflamme and Rayleigh-Plateau instabilities2006
Black hole particle emission in higher-dimensional spacetimes2006
Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of spin-weighted spheroidal harmonics in four and higher dimensions2006
Microscopic black hole detection in UHECR: The double bang signature2005
Perturbations and absorption cross-section of infinite- radius black rings2005
What we (don't) know about black hole formation in high- energy collisions2005
Superradiant instabilities of rotating black branes and strings2005
Scalar perturbations of higher dimensional rotating and ultra-spinning black holes2005
New instability for rotating black branes and strings2005
Microscopic black hole detection in UHECR: The double bang signature2005
A note on the resonant frequencies of rapidly rotating black holes2004
Quasinormal modes and stability of the rotating acoustic black hole: Numerical analysis2004
Quasinormal modes and classical wave propagation in analogue black holes2004
Small Kerr-anti-de Sitter black holes are unstable2004
The black hole bomb and superradiant instabilities2004
Asymptotic quasinormal frequencies for black holes in non-asymptotically flat spacetimes2004
Nariai, Bertotti-Robinson and anti-Nariai solutions in higher dimensions2004
Highly Damped Quasinormal Modes of Kerr Black Holes: A Complete Numerical Investigation2004
Quasinormal modes of Schwarzschild black holes in four and higher dimensions2004
Scalar gravitational perturbations and quasinormal modes in the five dimensional Schwarzschild black hole2003
Electromagnetic radiation from collisions at almost the speed of light: an extremely relativistic charged particle falling into a Schwarzschild black hole2003
Late-time tails of wave propagation in higher dimensional spacetimes2003
Self-phase modulation of spherical gravitational waves2003
Highly damped quasinormal modes of Kerr black holes2003
Quasinormal frequencies of Schwarzschild black holes in anti-de Sitter spacetimes: A complete study on the asymptotic behavior2003
Nonlinear self-interaction of plane gravitational waves2003
Quasinormal modes of the near extremal Schwarzschild-de Sitter black hole2003
Gravitational radiation in D-dimensional spacetimes2003
Gravitational radiation from the radial infall of highly relativistic point particles into Kerr black holes2003
The radial infall of a highly relativistic point particle into a Kerr black hole along the symmetry axis2003
Gravitational optics: Self-phase modulation and harmonic cascades2002
Black hole collision with a scalar particle in four, five and seven dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetimes: Ringing and radiation2002
Gravitational radiation from collisions at the speed of light: A massless particle falling into a Schwarzschild black hole2002
Scalar synchrotron radiation in the Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter geometry2002
Black hole collision with a scalar particle in three dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime2002
Quasi-normal modes of toroidal, cylindrical and planar black holes in anti-de Sitter spacetimes2001
Quasi-normal modes of Schwarzschild anti-de Sitter black holes: Electromagnetic and gravitational perturbations2001
Scalar, electromagnetic and Weyl perturbations of BTZ black holes: Quasi normal modes2001