Welcome to CENTRA: Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica Print

CENTRA is a research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). It is composed of three groups: Gravitation in Técnico (GRIT), Cosmos and Stars (COSTAR) and Scientific and Space Instrumentation and Modeling (SIM). CENTRA members are at IST, University of Algarve University of Beira Interior, and Faculdade de Ciências of Universidade de Lisboa.

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
Ultralarge-scale limits on primordial non-Gaussinianity Print

The large-scale structure of the Universe supplies crucial information about the physical processes at play at early times. However, usual galaxy surveys - even from the next-generation of telescopes and satellites - will not be able to probe the largest cosmic scales. In a recently published Physical Review Letters.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:01
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
Dirty black holes are interesting Print

One of the most awe-inspiring properties of black holes is their absolute simplicity, or as John Wheeler famously put it, “black holes have no hair”. As their progenitor collapses, its memory is forever lost, and all that remains is a quiescient, almost featureless, black hole. In a new article to appear in Physical Review Letters, our group questions whether this conclusion applies to realistic, astrophysical black holes

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 04:35

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