Artist’s impression of a gravitational wave

News

Gravitational Waves Group

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.

Collaboration Meeting

Ligo-Virgo-Kagra week

March 18, 2021

The IFAE GW group is presenting 2 posters in the plenary poster session of the Ligo-Virgo-Kagra week

Conference

55th Rencontres de Moriond 2021

March 10, 2021

The GW group at IFAE is giving 2 presentations in the 55th Rencontres de Moriond 2021: Gravitation.

Publication

New GW group Publication

March 3, 2021

Searches for Compact Binary Coalescence Events using Neural Networks in LIGO/Virgo Second Observation Period” by A. Menendez et al., has been accepted for publication in Physical Review D.

Collaboration meeting

Virgo collaboration week

January 27, 2021

The event is taking place online. Christos Karathanasis is contributing a talk: “Joint cosmological and population analyses using events from the first and second GWTC.”

Publication

New papers by the Gravitational Waves Group

December 9, 2020

Two new publications by the Gravitational Waves grup at IFAE

Collaboration Meeting

Virgo Collaboration Meeting

November 4, 2020

IFAE is contributing 3 talks: Alba Romero; “First Order Phase Transition signals in O3 data” Alexis Menendez, “Detection of CBC events in O3a using a convolutional neural network” Jorge Carretero, “CosmoHub: Interactive exploration and distribution of astronomical data on Hadoop”

Instrumentation

Instrumented Baffle integrated in the new payload at EGO clean room

November 4, 2020

The integration tests of the new instrumented baffle in new IMC payload at the EGO clean room were successful. Also the optical test for TIS in the baffle surface was done succesfully. Now the Baffle is being sent for optical coating , and the electronics are sent to industry for final assembly.