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Faculty of Mathematics

 

 

Career

  • 2015-present: visiting academic, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2015-present: Reader, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2013-2015: Stephen Hawking advanced postdoctoral research fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2013: EPSRC postdoctoral research fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2007-2010: Research associate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University
  • 2003-2007: PhD, Universitat de Barcelona. Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Emparan.

Research

General relativity, higher dimensional black holes and numerical general relativity

Selected Publications

  • H. Bantilan, P. Figueras, M. Kunesch and P. Romatschke, ``Nonspherically Symmetric Collapse in Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) no.19,  191103

  • P. Figueras, M. Kunesch, L. Lehner and S. Tunyasuvunakool, ``End Point of the Ultraspinning Instability and Violation of Cosmic Censorship,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) no.15,  151103

  • P. Figueras, M. Kunesch and S. Tunyasuvunakool, ``End Point of Black Ring Instabilities and the Weak Cosmic Censorship Conjecture,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 (2016) no.7,  071102

  • P. Figueras and T. Wiseman, "Stationary holographic plasma quenches and numerical methods for non-Killing horizons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 171602 (2013).
  • P. Figueras, K. Murata and H.S. Reall, "Black hole instabilities and local Penrose inequalities", Classical and Quantum Gravity 28, 225030 (2011)
  • P. Figueras and T. Wiseman, "Gravity and large black holes in Randall-Sundrum II braneworlds", Phys. Rev. Lett 107, 081101 (2011)
  • P. Figueras, J. Lucietti and T. Wiseman, "Ricci solitons, Ricci flow and strongly coupled CFT in the Schwarzschild Unruh or Boulware vacua", Class. Quant. Grav. 28, 215018 (2011) 
  • O.J.C. Dias, P. Figueras, R. Monteiro, H.S. Reall, and J.E. Santos, "An instability of higher dimensional rotating black holes', J. High Energy Phys. 1005, 076 (2010)
  • O.J.C. Dias, P. Figueras, R. Monteiro, J.E. Santos and R. Emparan, "Instability and new phases of higher dimensional black holes", Phys. Rev. D80, 111701 (2009)
  • P. Figueras and J. Lucietti, "On the uniqueness of extremal vacuum black holes", Class. Quant. Grav. 27, 095001 (2010)
  • P. Figueras and H. Elvang, "Black Saturn", JHEP 0705, 050 (2007)
  • P. Figueras, "A black ring with a rotating 2-sphere", JHEP 0507, 039 (2007)

     

Publications

Black rings in global anti-de Sitter space
P Figueras, S Tunyasuvunakool
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2015)
2015,
149
Localized plasma balls
P Figueras, S Tunyasuvunakool
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2014)
2014,
25
CFTs in rotating black hole backgrounds
P Figueras, S Tunyasuvunakool
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2013)
30,
125015
Stationary holographic plasma quenches and numerical methods for non-killing horizons.
P Figueras, T Wiseman
– Physical Review Letters
(2013)
110,
171602
Stable non-uniform black strings below the critical dimension
P Figueras, K Murata, HS Reall
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2012)
2012,
71
Hairy black holes and solitons in global $AdS_5$
OJC Dias, P Figueras, S Minwalla, P Mitra, R Monteiro, JE Santos
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2012)
2012,
117
Gravity and large black holes in Randall-Sundrum II braneworlds
P Figueras, T Wiseman
– Phys Rev Lett
(2011)
107,
081101
Black hole instabilities and local Penrose inequalities
P Figueras, K Murata, HS Reall
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2011)
28,
225030
Braneworld black holes
P Figueras
– Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan, JGRG 2011
(2011)
58
Ricci solitons, Ricci flow and strongly coupled CFT in the Schwarzschild Unruh or Boulware vacua
P Figueras, J Lucietti, T Wiseman
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2011)
28,
215018
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Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation

Room

B0.22

Telephone

01223 766873