From particles to the Cosmos
IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.
The MAGIC telescopes detect vampire star nuclear explosion
April 14, 2022
Researchers from the MAGIC collaboration, have detected very high-energy gamma rays from a recurrent nova in the Milky Way. The results of these observations and the new discoveries about these stellar explosions have been published on April 14 in an article in the journal Nature Astronomy.
ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Andreu Font Ribera
March 17, 2022
Andreu Font Ribera, researcher in the Observational Cosmology Group at IFAE, has been awarded the prestigious “Consolidator Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC). The project COSMO-LYA will allow Andreu and his team to use a large dataset of distant quasars to study some of the mysteries of our Universe: dark energy, inflation, and the mass of neutrinos.
Moon’s orbit proposed as a gravitational wave detector
March 17, 2022
IFAE Theory Group member Diego Blas, in collaboration with Alexander Jenkins from UCL, propose using the variations in distance between the Earth and the Moon, which can be measured with a precision of less than a centimeter, as a new gravitational wave detector within a frequency range that current devices cannot detect. The research, which could pave the way for the detection of signals from the early universe, was published recently in Physical Review Letters.
XII Einstein Telescope Symposium
June 9, 2022
The XII symposium of the Einstein Telescope (ET) took place in Budapest, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on the 7th - 8th of June. The ET scientific community met for a crucial step in the long Einstein Telescope journey: the formal establishment of the ET Collaboration.
New theory paper on axions
June 8, 2022
Do direct detection experiments constrain axionlike particles coupled to electrons? by Ricardo Z. Ferreira and collaborators has been published at Physical Review Letters.