Filipe C. Mena

Associate Professor (Professor Associado com Agregação),
Vice-President of the Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Lisboa
President of the Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Relativity and Gravitation

Member, Center of Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Dynamical Systems, IST
Member, Center of Mathematics, Universidade do Minho

Address, Phone and Email

Departamento de Matemática,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal.
Office: Mathematics Building, 5th floor, room 5.48
Tel: +351 21 8417130 (direct),
Email: filipecmena(at)tecnico(dot)ulisboa(dot)pt

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(Last update: January 2021)

(Photo taken by the ENEF2016 organizers)

Research interests

Mathematical Physics, General Relativity, Differential Geometry and Applications

Recent Talks

(2019) Generalizations of Hawking-Penrose singularity theorems, CMAT Open Day, Braga, 25/Out
(2019) Global existence of solutions to the spherically symmetric Einstein-scalar field system, GR22, Valencia, 7-12/Jul
(2019) Global dynamics of SO(3) Yang-Mills and perfect fluid FLRW cosmologies, XIV Iberian Cosmology Meeting, Bilbao, 15-17/Apr
(2019) Dinâmica de modelos cosmológicos, Jornadas de Matemática, IST, Lisboa, 3-4/Apr
(2019) Initial boundary-value problem for spherically symmetric Einstein equations, Fifth Minho Meeting on Mathematical Physics, Guimarães, 29/Mar
(2018) Applications of spacetime matching: models of black hole formation and gravitational wave emission, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 22/May
(2018) Introduction to the theory of spacetime matching, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 18/May

Recent Event Organization

(2021) XV Iberian Cosmology Meeting, Local Organizing Committee, Coimbra, 29/Mar-1/Apr,
(2020) XIII Black Hole Workshop, Scientific Committee, Lisboa, 21-22/Dec, link
(2019) Diagonal Seminars (for Maths students at IST), Lisboa, link
(2019) XII Black Hole Workshop, Scientific and Local Organizing Committees, Guimarães, 19-20/Dec, link
(2019) Portuguese Mathematical Society Summer School 2019, Scientific and Local Organizing Committees, Lisboa, 2-5/July, link
(2019) Fifth Minho Meeting on Mathematical Physics - in honour of Estelita Vaz, Local Organizing Committee, Guimarães, 29/Mar, link
(2018) XI Black Hole Workshop, Scientific Committee, Lisboa, 17-18/Dec, link
(2017) XXVI International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Local Organizing Committee, Braga, 4-7/Sep, link

Some Recent Publications (sample covering different topics)

(2020) Global solutions to the spherically symmetric Einstein-scalar field system with a positive cosmological constant in Bondi coordinates (with J. Costa)
Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations, to appear, preprint online

(2020) Global dynamics of Yang-Mills field and perfect-fluid Robertson-Walker cosmologies (with A. Alho, V. Bessa)
Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 61 (2020) 032502 (17 pages) online

(2019) Gravitational radiation and the evolution of gravitational collapse in cylindrical symmetry (with A. García-Parrado)
Differential Geometry and its Applications, Vol. 64 (2019) 29-46 online

(2019) Strong Cosmic Censorship in Horndeski Theory (with K. Destounis, R. Fontana, E. Papantonopoulos)
Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 10 (2019) 280 (22 pages) online

(2017) Initial boundary-value problem for the spherically symmetric Einstein equations with fluids with tangential pressure (with I. Brito)
Proceedings of the Royal Society A, vol. 473 (2017) 20170113 (14 pages) online

(2017) The Einstein-Friedrich-nonlinear scalar field system and the stability of scalar field cosmologies (with A. Alho, J. Valiente-Kroon)
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, vol. 21 (2017) 857-899 online