Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Gravitational Waves are among the subjects with whom we usually deal in our everyday life as researchers. We belongs to GRIT. This is the gravitational group at the Instituto Superior Técnico. Our group is very international, in fact some of our investigators are worldwide leaders in their field and we have broad network of contacts all around the globe (Aveiro, Cambridge, Perimeter Institute and Rome for instance). Currently, gravitational physics is probably the most important topic in science overall. Indeed, the gravitational waves produced by the merging of a binary of black holes system was detected only 3 years ago. This was the first direct evidence of the existence of such kind of objects and it was honored with the Nobel Prize in physics this year. This discovery allowed the birth of the gravitational wave astronomy, opening our vision on the most extreme phenomena happening in our universe.
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