New Paper

New Theory Group Paper on Gravitational waves from axionic defects

April 20, 2022

Theory Division

High Quality QCD Axion at Gravitational Wave Observatories ” by Ricardo Z. Ferreira, O. Pujolas and collaborators has been published at Physical Review Letters.

The paper shows that the domain walls formed in heavy QCD axion models can generate a stochastic background of gravitational waves within the reach of current and future gravitational wave detectors (e.g. LIGO-VIRGO-KAGRA, LISA). Remarkably, the signal can be disentangled from other sources due to the prediction of correlated signals at near-future neutron and proton electric dipole moments experiments.

Latest Group News

New Publication

New COVID group paper

January 25, 2023

Stochastic simulation of successive waves of COVID-19 in the province of Barcelona has been published in the Infectious Disease Modelling journal by the IFAE COVID grup in collaboration with Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) and the Internet Research Center (i2CAT).

Award

Diego Blas awarded the Buchalter Cosmology Prize

January 12, 2023

The Buchalter Cosmology 2022 Second Prize was awarded to Diego Blas and his collaborator Alexander Jenkins (UCL), for their work entitled “Bridging the μHz gap in the gravitational-wave landscape with binary resonance ” published in Physical Review Letters.

New Member

New Member in the Theory group

November 2, 2022

Alejandro Miranda. has joined the Theory Division as a postdoctoral researcher.