IFAE GW group at the GWADW workshop and the PPC conference

The IFAE GW group has contributed talks to 2 conferences this week: the Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW2021) and the XIV International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2021)

  • GWADW2021, Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, 17-21 May 2021

    • Ll. Mir: Instrumented baffle for Virgo input mode-cleaner end-mirror
    • M. Martinez: Summary of Stray Light Mitigation Strategies at 2G interferometers
  • PPC2021 XIV International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, May 17-21, 2021, Norman, Oklahoma

    • Alba Romero: “First Order Phase Transition signal in O3 data”
Aerial view of Virgo

Latest Group News


Phase I of the upgrades to Advanced Virgo+ completed

May 26, 2021

Ten months after the beginning of the upgrade to Advanced Virgo+, Phase I of the installation is completed. The upgrade includes the new instrumented baffle designed and built at IFAE to control and monitor the stray light inside the experiment.


The IFAE GW group at the American Physics Society Meeting

April 21, 2021

The IFAE GW group contributed 3 talks to the April APS meeting 2021 (April 17-20)


New GW group Publication

March 24, 2021

Implications for first-order cosmological phase transitions from the third LIGO-Virgo observing run” by Alba Romero, Katarina Martinovic, Thomas A. Callister, et al. has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.