CENTRA is a research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon. Black holes, gravitational waves, big bang, inflationary universe, supernovae, solar physics and stars are the main topics of research of CENTRA.
CENTRA is composed of three groups: Gravitation in Técnico (GRIT), Scientific and Space Instrumentation and Modeling (SIM) and Cosmos and Stars (COSTAR) and its members are at IST, University of Algarve University, Faculdade de Ciências of Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto and University of Beira Interior.
Executive Comitee of CENTRA 2013-2017
President - José Pizarro de Sande e Lemos
Vice-President - Ana Maria Mourão
Vogal - Robertus Potting
External Advisory Board of CENTRA 2011-2016
Kostas Kokkotas (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Frans Pretorius (University of Princeton, USA)
Asantha Cooray (University of Irvine, USA)
Further and past information can be found at the History page.