Overview of the research activity
The UIB Relativity and Gravitation Group is one of the pioneering groups in Spain in the study of gravitational waves, with a long track-record of participation in large international collaborations, playing an important role in the study of gravitational wave sources and the development of gravitational wave data analysis algorithms. The group is a member of LIGO and GEO, two major international projects dedicated to the detection of gravitational waves. We are also involved in the e-LISA, the European space-borne gravitational wave detector project, and the design study for the Einstein Telescope, a third generation gravitational wave detector.
We participate in two national leading scientific projects, CPAN (National Center for Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics) and Multidark (Multimessenger Approach for Dark Matter Detection). The UIB Group is a foundational member of the Institute of Applied Computing with Community Code (IAC3), which focuses on the development of open source scientific software for computational simulation with a sound basis in computer science. The group is also a member of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC).
The UIB Relativity group is supported by research grants from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and the local Government of the Balearic Islands. It also benefits from the support of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) at Barcelona.