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Seminar Recent Trends in Modern Optics

The seminar will take place at the theoretical physics center (CFP) of University of Porto from 21st to 23rd June 2016. There is no registration fee to attend the seminar.

  • Posted by jpannian
  • Published: 2016-05-27

II Porto Meeting on Theory and Experiment in Nonlinear Physics (20-22.06.2013)

The goal of this meeting is to survey recent advances on a wide range of topics of current interest in nonlinear physics and mathematics including physical applications such as nonlinear Optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, Biology, etc. The meeting will provide a forum for theoreticians and experimentalists to present their latest results and to discuss their recent research with each other.

  • Posted by valeriy
  • Published: 2013-05-29

Computing partnership with FEUP

In a effort to optimise resources, CFP just joined a new infrastructure dedicated to intensive scientific computing. The new cluster is based at FEUP and is shared by 10 research groups, including CFP. For technical specifications please see details.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2013-01-21


The ITN network on "Gauge Theory as an Integrable System'' (GATIS) started this January. This network includes research institutes from Germany, UK, Sweden and France and CFP from Portugal. During the coming four years GATIS will fund and train graduate students and organise series of workshops and schools at leading research institutes throughout Europe.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2013-01-20

João Penedones shows new route to Quantum Gravity

In an inspirational colloquium given at the "Back to Bootstrap II" conference at Perimeter Institute, CFP researcher João Penedones shows his very personal view point on how AdS/CFT duality brings new light to solving the mysteries of Quantum Gravity. You can watch João's brilliant colloquium inside this headline!

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2012-06-23

João Caetano wins Gulbenkian Prize

João Caetano, a joint student of CFP and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, won one of this year's Gulbenkian prizes for young researchers (Prémio Estímulo à Investigação da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian). He is proposing to work on Correlation functions in N=4 Super Yang-Mills, further extending the research work done at CFP on gauge/gravity duality and on the search for an exact solution of N=4 Super Yang-Mills gauge theory. You can watch João describing his work in a video inside this headline!

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2012-02-26


HoloGrav network started this summer with major role played by CFP. The Holograv network encourages and promotes research in gauge/gravity duality, including its applications across particle, nuclear, condensed matter and gravitational physics. The network supports staff and student exchanges, workshops, conferences and summer schools, to be organized across Europe and at the network associated countries. Centro Física do Porto was involved from the very beginning on the creation of this network.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2011-10-07


On the 1st of June 2011, started the international network "Unification of Fundamental Forces and Applications" (UNIFY) lead by CFP. This network funds the exchange of researchers and aims at exploring developments in String Theory and Quantum Gravity in the fields of Cosmology, Black Hole and Particle Physics.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2011-06-20

2010 Physics Nobel Prize goes to Graphene

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov are the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics for the discovery of Graphene. CFP researchers João Lopes dos Santos and Eduardo Castro, in collaboration with Nuno Peres from Minho University, are among the team of researchers who gave significant contributions to the development of this field, including co-authoring articles with the Nobel prize winners on this extraordinary subject.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2010-10-17

CFP researcher does Habilitation

CFP researcher João Lopes dos Santos has just done his habilitation ("provas de agregação"). In recent years Lopes dos Santos has been leading CFP researchers in many new discoveries in the fascinating subject of Graphene physics.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2010-07-04

Extreme Computing at CFP

A collaboration between CFP, CENTRA/IST, Rome and Barcelona has been granted one and a half million CPU hours under the very competitive DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative (DECI-6). This computing time will be used for studying black hole collisions and the resulting emission of gravitational radiation. These processes are relevant in astrophysics, mathematical physics and high energy physics.

  • Posted by crherdei
  • Published: 2010-06-23

Bernard Schutz seminars and public talk at CFP

Professor Bernard Schutz, director of the Astrophysical Relativity group of the Albert Einstein Institute, will visit CFP from 24 to 26 February 2010. He will present two seminars and one public talk on gravitational waves.

  • Posted by crherdei
  • Published: 2010-02-08

CFP highlighted at APS

The American Physical Society has just highlighted the recent work of CFP former Ph.D student Pedro Vieira and collaborators. In the words of Professor Joseph Minahan at Upsala University in Sweden, "A mathematical formalism makes a step forward in proving the AdS/CFT correspondence that connects quantum mechanics with gravity".

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2009-09-26

Memorandum CFP / Perimeter Institute

The Perimeter Institute and Centro de Física do Porto have agreed in establishing an international collaboration aiming at promoting scientific excellence in Theoretical Physics. The main aim of this partnership is to promote the training of young researchers and the creation of a strong scientific link between researchers in both institutions.

  • Posted by miguelc
  • Published: 2009-09-14

Mathematica Summer School on Theoretical Physics

This school is focused on applications of Mathematica to advanced topics in Theoretical Physics. It is targeted at physics Master and Ph.D students from all over Europe and the world. The school aims at developing competences in the use of Mathematica, which probably became the most powerful tool for a theoretical physicist. Moreover, while developing the student’s efficient use of Mathematica, the school also intends to teach an advanced, exciting and actual research topic in theoretical physics.

  • Posted by jeolivei
  • Published: 2009-02-25