Julio Oliva


Contact information

Address: Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Concepción. Estaban Iturra, s/n, Concepción, Chile.

Phone: (+56) 41 2203096

email: julioolivazapata-at-gmail-dot-com


  • 2015 to date: Associate Professor, Physics Department, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.
  • 2014-2017: Junior Associate, ICTP, Trieste Italy.
  • 2009-2015: Associate Professor, Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.
  • 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics Department, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (sponsored by Gastón Giribet).
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centro de Estudios Científicos, CECs, Valdivia, Chile.

Research lines and interests

General Relativity and Cosmology, gravity in 2+1-dimensions, supergravity, gravity in higher dimensions, black holes, stability, AdS/CFT.


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  1. Aldo Vera, Ph.D. student at UdeC.
  2. Marcela Lagos, Ph.D. student at UdeC.
  3. Emerson Tenorio, Ph.D. student at UdeC.
  4. Luis Aviles, Ph.D. student at UdeC.

Former students

  1. Marcela Lagos, Instability of black strings in third-order Lovelock theories. Master thesis defended on March 2016. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. Article
  2. Carla Heriquez, Quasinormal modes of black holes and normal modes of gravitational solitons. Undergraduate thesis defended on December 2015. Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.
  3. Aldo Vera, Black strings and holographic causality constraints in Lovelock theories. Master thesis defended on March 2015. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. Article

Recent talks

  1. Mini-course at the Theoretical Physics School, La Plata, Argentina, December 2015. Black holes with conformal scalars
  2. Group Seminar, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 2015. Exact solutions in R^2 Supergravity
  3. 14th Marcel Grossmann meeting, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. July 2015. Black strings in Gauss-Bonnet are Unstable
  4. 62nd Strings@ar meeting, UNLP, La Plata, Argentina. May 2015. Black strings in Gauss-Bonnet theory are unstable
  5. Invited plenary speaker, Grav15 Meeting, Córdoba, Argentina. April 2015. Black strings in higher curvature gravity are Unstable



  1. FONDECYT REGULAR GRANT 1141073, General Relativity and its Extensions: Exact Solutions, Stability and Symmetries (2014-2017) P.I.
  2. FONDECYT REGULAR GRANT 1150907, Rotating black holes in gravitational theories (2015-2018), (P.I. Sourya Ray)
  3. Director of the international research grant DPI20140053 Chile/UK, Spacetimes with anisotropic scaling symmetry and holography. (2014-2017).


  1. FONDECYT INICIACION GRANT 11090281, Theories of gravity in arbitrary dimensions: symmetries exact solutions, stability and beyond (2010-2013) P.I.
  2. FONDECYT POSTDOCTORAL GRANT 3085043, Gravity in higher dimensions and scalar fields . (2008-2009) P.I.
  3. FONDECYT REGULAR GRANT 1110167, Aspects of higher dimensional gravity. (P.I. Alex Giacomini) (2012-2015).
  4. Responsible sponsor researcher for CONICYT GRANT 791100027, Inserción en la academia Gravity theories and black holes thermodynamics (2012-2014).
  5. Associate researcher, Anillo de investigación en ciencias y tecnología, ACT91, Southern Theoretical Physics Laboratory (2010-2013).
  6. Responsible researcher for the CONICYT GRANT 80130051, Stays in Chile of International Excellence Researchers Profesor visitante Instituto de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad Austral de Chile e Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad de Talca, (Invited researcher Dr. Eloy Ayón-Beato (CINVESTAV, México)).