GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm

This is the official web site of the GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm (GRAWITA).

The GRAWITA collaboration has the aim of carrying out follow-up observational campaigns in the radio, optical, NIR, X-ray, and gamma-ray bands of the gravitational wave (GW) detector triggers released by the ground-based interferometers network actually composed of the two Advanced LIGO (USA) and Advanced Virgo (Italy). Ground-based facilities used by GRAWITA include VLT Survey Telescope, Large Binocular Telescope, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, Rapid Eye Mount Telescope, Asiago Observatory, Campo Imperatore Observatory, SRT. The exploitation of high-energy space-based facilities is also planned.

In this site, it is possible to find some information about us and about the observational facilities that are used to perform the search and characterization of GW events through follow-up observational campaigns triggered by the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration (LVC). Furthermore, some key scientific by-products project are also collected in this website since the search for transients in wide field images will provide the basis for a number of studies related to the Time Domain Astronomy.