Instrumentation

Phase I of the upgrades to Advanced Virgo+ completed

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.

Virgo highlights the IFAE contribution to Phase I in their last news item published on their web

Instrumented Baffle installation at Virgo

Latest Group News

Conference

IFAE GW group at the GWADW workshop and the PPC conference

May 19, 2021

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)

Conference

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)

Publication

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.