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.
Master's Thesis defended last week
September 15, 2021
Last week the students of the Postgraduate Program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology (Mastercosmos) defended their Master’s Thesis. A total 13 theses have been tutored by IFAE researchers.
Pere Masjuan wins Associate Professorship at the Physics Department of UAB
September 15, 2021
Pere Masjuan has won an Associate Professorship at the Physics Department of UAB (Professor Agregat) in a position generated by himself for his outstanding achievements in research, transfer of knowledge, and outreach, starting the first of September.
New Theory group publication
September 8, 2021
“Lensing of gravitational waves as a probe of compact dark matter by Juan Urrutia and Ville Vaskonen has been uploaded to arXiv.
Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences
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