From particles to the Cosmos
IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.
Einstein Telescope approved for ESFRI Roadmap 2021
July 1, 2021
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has included the Einstein Telescope (ET) in the 2021 upgrade of its roadmap. This confirms the relevance of this major international project for a next generation gravitational waves observatory. IFAE researcher Mario Martínez is a member of the Einstein Telescope Steering Committee that prepared the ESFRI candidature.
First observations of ‘mixed’ black hole and neutron star pairs
June 29, 2021
The Virgo, LIGO and KAGRA scientific collaborations today announced the first observation ever of binary systems consisting of a neutron star (NS) and a black hole (BH). The existence of these systems was predicted by astronomers several decades ago, but they had never been observed with confidence, either through electromagnetic or gravitational signals, until now.
Dark Energy Survey (DES) releases most precise look at the universe’s evolution
May 27, 2021
The Dark Energy Survey collaboration has created the largest ever maps of the distribution and shapes of galaxies, tracing both ordinary and dark matter in the universe out to a distance of more than 7 billion light years. The analysis, which includes the first three years of data from the survey, is consistent with predictions from the current best model of the universe, the standard cosmological model. Nevertheless, there remain hints from DES and other experiments that matter in the current universe is a few percent less clumpy than predicted.
New GW and Theory group publication
July 28, 2021
“Search for a scalar induced stochastic gravitational wave background in the third LIGO-Virgo observing run” by A. Romero-Rodriguez, Mario Martinez, O. Pujolàs, M. Sakellariadou, V. Vaskonen has been uploaded to arXiv.
IFAE at EPS-HEP 2021
July 27, 2021
The European Physical Society conference on high energy physics 2021 (EPS-HEP 2021), one of the most important conferences in HEP of the year, is taking place online this week. Three IFAE groups are participating:
The IFAE theory group at HADRON 2021
July 27, 2021
The 19th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure in memoriam Simon Eidelman (HADRON2021) is taking place on July 26 - 31, 2021. The Theory Group at IFAE is contributing 2 talks
New Theory group publications
July 21, 2021
Two new papers on gravitational waves by Theory group member Diego Blas and collaborator Alex Jenkins. Detecting stochastic gravitational waves with binary resonance and Bridging the μHz gap in the gravitational-wave landscape with binary resonance
The IFAE GW group at the Almadi14 Conference
July 21, 2021
The GW group at IFAE is contributing talks and posters to Almadi 14, the most important conference in the field.
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