New Instrumented baffle installed at Virgo
April 28, 2021
The installation culminates more than two years of work at IFAE for the design and construction of a novel and innovative device to control and monitor the stray light inside the experiment, a persistent source of noise at interferometers. For the first time a Spanish Institution is making a significant hardware contribution to a worldwide leading gravitational waves experiment using ground-based interferometry.
Dark Energy Survey makes public catalog of nearly 700 million astronomical objects
January 14, 2021
The international collaboration releases a massive, public collection of astronomical data and calibrated images from six years of surveys. This data release is one of the largest astronomical catalogs issued to date.
Deep Detection, new IFAE spin-off that offers new industrial inspection solutions combining X-ray detection and artificial intelligence
November 4, 2020
Deep Detection is based on a technology developed at IFAE in the Medical Imaging group led by Dr. Mokhtar Chmeissani with the aim of creating medical and industrial applications derived from the knowledge obtained at IFAE in the development of detectors for particle physics experiments.
Over 100 black holes detected by Virgo and LIGO in the first run of 2019
October 29, 2020
The classification and definitive analysis of the 39 events detected by Virgo and LIGO in the third observation period was published today on ArXiv. Most of these are black hole mergers, the characteristics of which, however, question some established astrophysical models and open up new scenarios.
Proposal to include the Einstein Telescope in the ESFRI roadmap presented
September 10, 2020
The proposal to include the Einstein Telescope, a pioneering third-generation gravitational-wave (GW) observatory, in the 2021 update of the European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap has been submitted.
Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, the spin-off of the UB, the BSC and the IFAE, pioneers quantum computing in Europe
July 29, 2020
A team of researchers led by Prof. José Ignacio Latorre (UB), and including Dr. Pol Forn Díaz (IFAE), and Dr. Artur Garcia (BSC), have created Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL, a spin-off of the UB, the IFAE, and the BSC.
Astrophysicists measure the expansion of the Universe across 11,000 million years
July 20, 2020
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) publishes a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the Universe ever created, which fills the most significant voids of our exploration on the history of cosmos.