Welcome to CENTRA: Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica Print

Black holes, gravitational waves, Big Bang, inflationary universe, supernovae, solar physics and Stars are the main topics of research of CENTRA . CENTRA is a research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).

CENTRA is composed of two groups: Gravitation in Técnico (GRIT) and Cosmos and Stars (COSTAR). CENTRA has now started a collaboration with the Scientific and Scientific and Space Instrumentation and Modeling (SIM) group.

Gravitational waves: a countdown? Print

BICEP2 experiment is releasing today, March 17 at 16:00  the results of their CMB observations. There is a strong possibility that the first direct detection of gravitational waves is announced, carrying imprints of inflation (+)

The public announcement will be followed live from the Dept. Meeting Room on the second floor. Results will be commented by Profs. Vitor Cardoso and José Sande Lemos, CENTRA researchers.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 09:04
Gulbenkian Prize for CENTRA Print

Richard Brito, PhD student and researcher at CENTRA won the 2013 Gulbenkian's Scientific Research Program. Brito's project, supervised by Vitor Cardoso and Paolo Pani is titled "Weighing Einstein's Messengers," and intends to study the physical consequences of putative massive gravitons.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 15:00
New solutions of scalar-tensor theories Print

Masato Minamitsuji, in a work published by Physical Review D, discovers new black hole solutions. The paper, now published , analyses what happens in the black hole spacetime when the cosmological constant is added to a scalar-tensor theory with nonminimal derivative coupling to the Einstein tensor. It concludes that the black hole spacetime will always approach anti-de Sitter (AdS) space at the asymptotic infinity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 02:33
Highlights of CQG Print

The article Tidal acceleration of black holes and superradiance by Cardoso and Pani was selected by the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG) to be one of the journal’s Highlights of 2012-2013.

The Highlights will be promoted as a representation of some of the most interesting and high quality work in gravitational physics.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:38

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