We are a research group in the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Founded in 2016, our overarching goal has been to better understand gravity in all its facets, from Solar System scales to the vast distances of the cosmos. We puzzle over fascinating questions in relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics, celestial dynamics, theoretical cosmology, and gravitational wave science, and try to gain insight using a variety of analytical and numerical tools. Through these efforts, and guided by an insistence on core values of honesty, integrity, free expression, cooperation, curiosity and hard work, we hope to slowly build a strong home for gravity and astrophysics research in this beautiful part of the world.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from DOST-NAST, OVPAA, and OVCRD that continue to enable our research adventures.
Preprint by Reggie on cosmological dynamics in self-tuning kinetic gravity braiding (See paper).1 December 2020
Preprint by Joshua and Ian on chaotic dynamics in weakly magnetized black holes (See paper).23 October 2020
C.J. Palpal-latoc wins Best Scientific Presentation for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in the 38th SPP Physics Conference. Congratulations CJ!12 August 2020
Rappler features work by resident artist Marc Perez.7 August 2020
Mark successfully defends his MS thesis! Congratulations Master Ugalino!5 August 2020
Jhon successfully defends his MS thesis! Congratulations Master Procurato!26 July 2020
Preprint by Reggie and Ian on gravitational perturbations of stealth black holes in kinetic gravity braiding (See paper).24 June 2020
C.J. Palpal-latoc is one of the few selected to the highly competitive MPKNN Science Communication Workshop. Congratulations CJ!7 June 2020
ABS-CBN spotlight on Reggie.