Status of gravitational wave observations with LIGO and Virgo.
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III - Astrofisica
Aula GSSI Rettorato - Auditorium - Venerdì 27 h 09:00 - 12:00
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The second observing run of LIGO and Virgo increased to eleven the total number of confirmed detections of gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences. The number of detections will significantly increase during the third observing run, which uses improved detectors over a longer period of time. I will summarize the current status of the observations and the main astrophysical results derived from gravitational-wave data. This includes exploring the properties of the black holes and neutron stars, the behavior of extremely dense matter, and the fundamental nature of gravity itself. Future observational prospects will also be briefly discussed