The 16th of October the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors, together to about 70 telescopes in the world, announced the detection of the coalescence of a binary system of Neutron stars (see official announcement here). This event marks the beginning of a new epoch in the observation of the Universe: the era of the multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics. New information will be extracted from the astrophysical events and a new paradigm has been inaugurated in the observation method, being the gravitational wave detectors operating as a trigger for electromagnetic telescopes.

GraWIToN young researchers participated actively to this discovery and surely will be the actors in the future of this research fields. Thanks to them and to all the GraWIToN team for this new success.



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