Hector Okada da Silva

«Sunset over a marsh» -- Aleksey Savrasov (1871)

You can find up-to-date information about my publications at InSpires or at the SAO/NASA ADS. See also Google Scholar (not curated) and my Currículo Lattes (in pt-br).

Dissertation and thesis

  1. BSc. degree thesis Solução exata para a densidade de energia dentro de uma cavidade não-estacionária com um estado inicial arbitrário do campo e aplicações
    Supervisor: Danilo T. Alves
    Institution: Universidade Federal do Pará
  2. MSc. degree dissertation Efeito Casimir dinâmico em 1+1 dimensões
    Supervisor: Danilo T. Alves and Carlos Farina
    Institution: Universidade Federal do Pará
  3. PhD. degree dissertation Compact objects in relativistic theories of gravity
    Supervisor: Emanuele Berti
    Institution: University of Mississippi

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Quantum radiation force on the moving mirror of a cavity, with Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions for a vacuum, finite temperature, and a coherent state
    Danilo T. Alves, Edney R. Granhen, Hector O. Silva and Mateus G. Lima
    Phys. Rev. D 81 025016 (2010)
  2. Exact behavior of the energy density inside an one-dimensional oscillating cavity with a thermal state
    Danilo T. Alves, Edney R. Granhen, Hector O. Silva and Mateus G. Lima
    Phys. Lett. A 374 3899-3907 (2010) [arXiv:1002.2238]
  3. Simple model for the dynamical Casimir effect for a static mirror with time-dependent properties
    Hector O. Silva and C. Farina
    Phys. Rev. D 84 045003 (2011) [arXiv:1102.2238]
  4. New signatures of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit
    Andreson L. C. Rego, Hector O. Silva, Danilo T. Alves and C. Farina
    Phys. Rev. D 90 025003 (2014) [arXiv:1405.3720]
  5. Torsional oscillations of neutron stars in scalar-tensor theory of gravity
    Hector O. Silva, Hajime Sotani, Emanuele Berti and Michael Horbatsch
    Phys. Rev. D 90 124044 (2014) [arXiv:1410.2511]
  6. Slowly rotating anisotropic neutron stars in general relativity and scalar-tensor theory
    Hector O. Silva, Caio F. B. Macedo, Emanuele Berti and Luís C. B. Crispino
    Class. Quantum Grav. 32 145008 (2015) [arXiv:1411.6286]
  7. Post-Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff formalism for relativistic stars
    Kostas Glampedakis, George Pappas, Hector O. Silva and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 92 024056 (2015) [arXiv:1504.02455]
  8. Tensor-multi-scalar theories: relativistic stars and 3+1 decomposition
    Michael Horbatsch, Hector O. Silva, Davide Gerosa, Paolo Pani, Emanuele Berti, Leonardo Gualtieri and Ulrich Sperhake
    Class. Quantum Grav. 32 204001 (2015) [arXiv:1505.07462]
  9. Slowly rotating black hole solutions in Horndeski gravity
    Andrea Maselli, Hector O. Silva, Masato Minamitsuji and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 92 104049 (2015) [arXiv:1508.03044]
  10. Testing General Relativity with present and future astrophysical observations
    Emanuele Berti, (47 authors), Hector O. Silva, (5 authors)
    Class. Quantum Grav. 32 243001 (2015) [arXiv:1501.07274]
  11. Low-mass neutron stars: universal relations, the nuclear symmetry energy and gravitational radiation
    Hector O. Silva, Hajime Sotani and Emanuele Berti
    MNRAS 459 4378 (2016) [arXiv:1601.03407]
  12. Relativistic stars in scalar-tensor theories with disformal coupling
    Masato Minamitsuji and Hector O. Silva
    Phys. Rev. D 93 124041 (2016) [arXiv:1604.07742]
  13. Neutron stars in Horndeski gravity
    Andrea Maselli, Hector O. Silva, Masato Minamitsuji and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 93 124056 (2016) [arXiv:1603.04876]
  14. Astrophysical applications of the post-Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff formalism
    Kostas Glampedakis, George Pappas, Hector O. Silva and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 94 044030 (2016) [arXiv:1606.05106] Chosen as Editor's Suggestion.
  15. Post-Kerr black hole spectroscopy
    Kostas Glampedakis, George Pappas, Hector O. Silva and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 96 064054 (2017) [arXiv:1706.07658]
  16. I-Love-Q to the extreme
    Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    Class. Quant. Grav. 35 015005 (2017) [arXiv:1710.00919]
  17. Evidence for a maximum mass cut-off in the neutron star mass distribution and constraints on the equation of state
    Justin Alsing, Hector O. Silva and Emanuele Berti
    MNRAS 478 1377 (2018) [arXiv:1709.07889]
  18. Spontaneous scalarization of black holes and compact stars from a Gauss-Bonnet coupling
    Hector O. Silva, Jeremy Sakstein, Leonardo Gualtieri, Thomas P. Sotiriou and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 131104 (2018) [arXiv:1711.02080]
  19. Neutron star pulse profiles in scalar-tensor theories of gravity
    Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    Phys. Rev. D 99, 044034 (2019) [arxiv:1808.04391]
  20. On the stability of scalarized black hole solutions in scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravity
    Hector O. Silva, Caio F. B. Macedo, Thomas P. Sotiriou, Leonardo Gualtieri, Jeremy Sakstein and Emanuele Berti
    Phys. Rev. D 99, 064011 (2019) [arXiv:1812.05590]
  21. Self-interactions and spontaneous black hole scalarization
    Caio F. B. Macedo, Jeremy Sakstein, Emanuele Berti, Leonardo Gualtieri, Hector O. Silva and Thomas P. Sotiriou
    Phys. Rev. D 99, 104041 (2019) [arXiv:1903.06784]
  22. Neutron star x-ray burst oscillations as extreme gravity probes
    Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    Class. Quantum Grav. 36, 17LT01 (2019) [arXiv:1902.10269]
  23. Finite size effects on the light curves of slowly-rotating neutron stars
    Hajime Sotani, Hector O. Silva and George Pappas
    Phys. Rev. D 100, 043006 (2019) [arXiv:1905.07668]
  24. The exterior spacetime of relativistic stars in scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravity
    Alexander Saffer, Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    Phys. Rev. D 100, 044030 (2019) [arXiv:1903.07779]
  25. Eikonal quasinormal modes of black holes beyond general relativity
    Kostas Glampedakis and Hector O. Silva
    Phys. Rev. D 100, 044040 (2019) [arXiv:1906.05455]

Manuscripts under review or accepted

  1. Fundamental physics implications on higher-curvature theories from the binary black hole signals in the LIGO-Virgo Catalog GWTC-1
    Remya Nair, Scott Perkins, Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    [arXiv:1905.00870]
  2. More than the sum of its parts: combining parameterized tests of extreme gravity
    Hector O. Silva and Nicolás Yunes
    [arXiv:1906.00485]

Papers in conference proceedings

  1. Time evolution of the energy density inside a one-dimensional non-static cavity with a vacuum, thermal and a coherent state
    Danilo T. Alves, Edney R. Granhen, Mateus G. Lima, Hector O. Silva and Andreson R. L. Rego
    J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 161 012032 (2009) [arXiv:0903.1305]
  2. Time-dependent Robin boundary conditions in the dynamical Casimir effect
    C. Farina, Hector O. Silva, Andreson L. C. Rego and Danilo T. Alves
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. Conf. Ser. 14 306 (2012) [arXiv:1201.3846]
  3. Compact objects in Horndeski gravity
    Hector O. Silva, Andrea Maselli, Masato Minamitsuji and Emanuele Berti
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 25 1641006 (2016) [arXiv:1602.05997]