New theory paper on axions
June 8, 2022Theory Division
Do direct detection experiments constrain axionlike particles coupled to electrons? by Ricardo Z. Ferreira and collaborators has been published at Physical Review Letters.
This work points out that the limits on axionlike particles (ALPs) coupled to electrons published by several laboratory experiments are significantly affected by radiative decays of ALPs into photons. Namely, constraints from x-ray and gamma-ray astronomy supersede current limits for ALP masses above 6 keV, and the ALP lifetime is smaller than the age of the universe in part of the parameter space probed by experiments.
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).
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.