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News

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.

Patent

Photon counting patent allowed

March 3, 2021

The US patent application based on the photon counting invention has been allowed.

Publication

New Theory group Publication

March 3, 2021

Baryogenesis via gauge field production from a relaxing Higgs” by Y. Cado, B. von Harling, E. Masso and M. Quiros has been submitted to JHEP.

Publication

New Qilimanjaro Publication

March 3, 2021

Startup Qilimanjaro—towards a European full-stack coherent quantum annealer platform” has been published in EPJ Quantum Technology in a Special Issue on Quantum Industry.

Publication

New Neutrinos group Publication

March 3, 2021

Study of scintillation light collection, production and propagation in a 4 tonne dual-phase LArTPC ” which is based on the light detection system provided by CIEAMT/IFAE. The 4 tonne detector was the prototype stage before the 700 tonne protoDUNE-DP detector for which CIEMAT/IFAE also provided the PMTs.

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.

Instrumentation

CLUE container arrives at IFAE for LIDARs R&D

March 3, 2021

Last Thursday the CLUE (Cherenkov Light Ultraviolet Experiment) container arrived at IFAE from the ORM. It now occupies the place where the Barcelona Raman LIDAR was placed. It will become a R&D platform for developing LIDAR for cherenkov astronomy and various other possible applications.

Instrumentation

Qubit evaporator for the QCT lab

February 27, 2021

A Qubit evaporator is being installed in the QCT Lab. This system is necessary for in-house qubit development and production.

Publication

New Neutrinos Group Publication

February 27, 2021

Graph neural network for 3D classification of ambiguities and optical crosstalk in scintillator-based neutrino detectors” has been published in Phys. Rev. D 103, 032005. The publication is part of the PhD thesis of Sebastian Pina-Otey, an industrial PhD student of IFAE and Grupo AIA and is related to the ND280 Upgrade project.