Alex Vañó-Viñuales

GRIT, CENTRA, IST, University of Lisbon.


Office 2-8.8

Physics Depart./CENTRA

Av. Rovisco Pais 1

1049-001 Lisboa PORTUGAL

My field of research lies at the interface between numerical and mathematical relativity. Related to the hyperboloidal problem, which I approach with conformal compactification methods, I am interested in hyperbolic gauge conditions for 3+1 formulations of General Relativity and the description of black hole geometries using trumpet slices.

As founding member of the Hyperboloidal Research Network I aim to make the use of hyperboloidal foliations available to the numerical relativity community, while making progress in its application to simulations of compact binary coalescences.

I did my PhD at the University of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Spain). Then I held a postdoctoral position at Cardiff University (United Kingdom), and currently I am postdoc and invited professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (Portugal).

Selected publications


  1. Conformal diagrams for stationary and dynamical strong-field hyperboloidal slices
    Alex Vañó-Viñuales
    Class. Quant. Grav., Apr 2024


  1. Spherically symmetric black hole spacetimes on hyperboloidal slices
    Alex Vañó-Viñuales
    Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Aug 2023


  1. Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914
    B. P. Abbott, and  others
    Phys. Rev. Lett., Aug 2016


  1. Spherical symmetry as a test case for unconstrained hyperboloidal evolution
    Alex Vañó-Viñuales, Sascha Husa, and David Hilditch
    Class. Quant. Grav., Aug 2015