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.
Euclid space telescope’s Near-Infrared instrument ready to draw a 3-D map of galaxies of the distant Universe
July 9, 2020
ESA’s Euclid mission to study more than a billion galaxies is a step closer to launch as its two instruments are now built and fully tested, including the complex near Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument
Cosmic Cataclysm allows precise test of General Relativity
July 9, 2020
The detection of a gamma ray burst by the MAGIC telescopes allows to study whether the speed of light in vacuum is a constant of nature. The results, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, show that photons of different energies emitted about 4.5 billion years ago reach Earth with a time difference of less than one minute, thus putting a limit on the hypothesis that the velocity of photons depends on their energy.