We are a research group in the National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Founded in 2016, our overarching goal is to better understand gravity in all its facets, from Solar System scales to the vast reaches of the cosmos. We ponder questions in relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics, celestial dynamics, theoretical cosmology, and gravitational wave science. Through these efforts, we hope to build a strong foundation 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.
Ian is featured as one of Asia's Rising Scientists by Singapore-based Asian Scientist magazine.22 October 2021
Missy Alhambra wins Best Poster Award for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in the 39th SPP Physics Conference. Congratulations Missy!27 August 2021
Jhon Delo Procurato is selected to participate in the 16th Heidelberg Summer School on Stellar Ecosysems organized by the IMPRS for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics. Congratulations Jhon Delo!24 August 2021
John successfully defends his MS thesis on charged black holes in Horndeski theories! Congratulations Master Celestial!23 August 2021
Adrian successfully defends his MS thesis on charge and nonlinear effects on superradiance! Congratulations Master Baybay!23 August 2021
Missy successfully defends her BS thesis on boomerang photons around black holes. Job well done!28 July 2021
New PRD publication by Reggie on gravitational wave signatures from dark sector interactions (See paper).15 July 2021
Congratulations to C.J. Palpal-latoc for being selected to participate in the International Virtual Course on Astrostatistics and Machine Learning co-hosted by tInstitut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia) and the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand.7 July 2021
New JMP publication by Reggie and Ian on stealth black hole perturbations (See paper).