From particles to the Cosmos
IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.
ATLAS and CMS observe simultaneous production of four top quarks
March 28, 2023
The ATLAS and CMS collaborations have observed the simultaneous production of four top quarks, the heaviest elementary particle, in collisions at the world's largest particle accelerator, located at CERN. The Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) plays a prominent role in the observation of this rare phenomenon that could be key to searching for new particles beyond the Standard Model.
New understanding on the relationship between galaxies and dark matter solves mysterious problem in cosmology
March 10, 2023
Recent studies have revealed that the bending of light around massive galaxies is significantly smaller than what our theories predict. Now, a team of scientists from Spanish institutions has found that the mismatch between theory and observations is actually caused by imprecise modeling of astrophysical processes.
IFAE leads the Plan Complementario for Astrophysics and High Energy Physics
February 10, 2023
The Plan Complementario for Astrophysics and High Energy Physics was presented in Barcelona with the presence of the Minister of Science and Innovation and the Minister of Research and Universities of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The IFAE leads the project which has a budget of more than 39 million euros and seven autonomous communities involved.
New GW group publication
May 8, 2023
Searches for mass-asymmetric compact binary coalescence events using neural networks in the LIGO/Virgo third observation period by M. Andrés-Carcasona, A. Menéndez-Vázquez, M. Martínez, and Ll. M. Mir has been published by Phys.Rev.D
The InCAEM project is presented to the Catalan scientific community
April 17, 2023
The ALBA Synchrotron hosted on Friday, 14 April 2023, the workshop “InCAEM-Planes Complementarios for the Catalan scientific community”, where several research institutions from different areas of Catalonia took part.
New publication ''A novel MCT focal plane array thermally stressed at low temperatures'
March 23, 2023
The paper titled ‘A novel MCT focal plane array thermally stressed at low temperatures’ authored by Jorge Jiménez and co-authored by Cristobal Padilla has been published in the ‘IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement’ magazine.
New paper by the QCT group
March 21, 2023
“Cosmic muon flux attenuation methods for superconducting qubit experiments ” by members of the QCT group at IFAE has been uploaded to arXiv.
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