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news & events

19-20.October.2020:Iberian Gravitational Wave Meeting Online

4-6.September.2018:Astro-GR@Barcelona 2018

2-6.July.2018: 2nd ICE Summer School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy

5.February.2018:LISA Pathfinder opens the door to LISA!!

24.January.2018:LISA Pathfinder wins American Astronautical Society award

16-20.October.2017:Astro-GR@Barcelona 2017

30.June.2017:Farewell LISA Pathfinder

20.June.2017:LISA Mission selected by ESA for the L3 slot!

16.October.2016:L3 mission Call

7.October.2016:LISA Pathfinder Archive is Online

7.June.2016:LISA Pathfinder Initial Results

11.February.2016:Annoucement of First detection of Gravitational Waves: MITCaltech

3.December.2015:LISA Pathfinder Launch!!!

15.September.2015:First observation of Gravitational Waves!!

12-14.May.2015:5th Iberian Gravitational Wave Meeting in Barcelona

22-24.April.2014:Sant Cugat Forum on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

28.November.2013:The Gravitational Universe selected as the L3 mission science theme

8-13.September.2013:Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting in Benasque

15-17.February.2012:2nd Iberian Gravitational Wave Meeting in Barcelona

7-11.September.2009:LISA Astro-GR@Barcelona

16-20.June.2008:7th International LISA Symposium in Barcelona


Hello! I am a researcher working at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC & IEEC) since September 2007 (when I started as a Ramón y Cajal Fellow).  I am currently a Tenured Research Scientist (Científico Titular). My main research interests are in the area of Gravitational Physics with focus in the new area of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. I am very interested in the science that will be done with the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), an ESA-led mission that will detect gravitational radiation from low-frequency sources like massive black hole mergers, inspiraling stellar compact objects into massive black holes, ultra-compact galactic binaries, etc.  If you are interested in LISA Science join the LISA Consortium.

Gravitational Wave Astronomy was born in September 14th, 2015 after the first detection of gravitational waves, from a colliding black hole binary, by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Together with Virgo and KAGRA they are observing many compact binary systems with black holes and neutron stars. On the other hand, other projects are trying to open other gravitational-wave windows: Pulsar Timing Arrays, CMB polatization detectors, etc. New revolutionary discoveries in Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics are around the corner.  It is now a great time to get involved in Gravitational Wave research!  

Selected Publications

Bullet M. Armano et al [LPF Collaboration; 88 authors] (2021): Sensor Noise in LISA Pathfinder: In-Flight Performance of the Optical Test Mass Readout, Physical Review Letters,  Volume 126,  page 131103.  PRL LINK

Bullet M. Oltean, R.J. Epp, C.F. Sopuerta, A.D.A.M. Spallicci, R.B. Mann (2020): Motion of localized sources in general relativity: Gravitational self-force from quasilocal conservation laws, Physical Review D,  Volume 101,  page 064060.  PRD LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet M. Armano et al [LPF Collaboration; 78 authors] (2018): Enabling LISA science at the lowest frequency: Femto-g free-fall at 20 micro-Hz demonstrated by LISA Pathfinder, Physical Review Letters,  Volume 120,  page 061101.  PRL LINK

Bullet M. Attems, J. Casalderrey-Solana, D. Mateos, D. Santos-Oliván, C.F. Sopuerta, M. Triana, and M. Zilhao (2017): Paths to equilibrium in non-conformal collisions, Journal of High Energy Physics,  Volume 06(2017),  page 154.  JHEP LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet S. Babak, J. Gair, A. Sesana, E. Barausse, C.F. Sopuerta, C.P.L. Berry, E. Berti, P. Amaro-Seoane, A. Petiteau, and A. Klein (2017): Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V. Extreme mass-ratio inspirals, Physical Review D,  Volume 95,  page 103012.  PRD LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet M. Armano et al [LPF Collaboration; 119 authors] (2016): Sub-Femto-g Free Fall for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatories: LISA Pathfinder Results, Physical Review Letters,  Volume 116,  page 231101.  PRL LINK

Bullet D. Santos-Oliván and C.F. Sopuerta (2016): New Features of Gravitational Collapse in Anti-de Sitter Spacetimes, Physical Review Letters,  Volume 116,  page 041101.  PRL LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet D. Aguilera et al [STE-QUEST Collaboration; 66 authors] (2014): STE-QUEST - Test of the Universality of Free Fall Using Cold Atom Interferometry, Classical and Quantum Gravity,  Volume 31,  page 115010.  CQG LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet P. Amaro-Seoane, C.F. Sopuerta, and M.D. Freitag (2013): The role of the supermassive black hole spin in the estimation of the EMRI event rate, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  Volume 429,  pages 3155--3165.  MNRAS LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet P. Cañizares, C.F. Sopuerta, and J.L. Jaramillo (2010): Pseudospectral Collocation Methods for the Computation of the Self-Force on a Charged Particle: Generic Orbits around a Schwarzschild Black Hole, Physical Review D,  Volume 82,  page 044023.  PRD LINK   arXiv LINK

Bullet C.F. Sopuerta and N. Yunes (2009): Extreme and Intermediate-Mass Ratio Inspirals in Dynamical Chern-Simons Modified Gravity, Physical Review D,  Volume 80,  page 064006.  PRD LINK   arXiv LINK


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