Federico De Lillo

PhD student


Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology - CP3
Université catholique de Louvain
2, Chemin du Cyclotron - Box L7.01.05
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


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Research directions:
Cosmology and General Relativity
Data analysis in HEP and GW experiments

Experiments and collaborations:

Active projects
Virgo - data analysis - search for a stochastic gravitational wave background
Giacomo Bruno, Federico De Lillo

The stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB) originates from the superposition of gravitational waves of many astrophysical and cosmological sources. The variety of possible sources is huge, ranging from binary coalescences to cosmic strings or even gravitational waves produced during inflation or phase transitions. A detection of the SGWB would have a large impact on our understanding of black hole populations or cosmological models. Observing gravitational waves of inflation would be at least as revolutionary as the first observation of the cosmic microwave background. CP3 members are responsible for one of the three official directional searches conducted by LIGO and Virgo.
Virgo - data analysis - searches for inspiralling primordial black holes
Giacomo Bruno, Federico De Lillo, Andrew Miller

The detection of gravitational waves from the merger of heavy binary black hole and neutron star systems has driven the worldwide interest in gravitational wave physics. However, we have only seen the last second or less of these systems’ lives. If the black holes were less massive, we could actually have seen them as they were slowly moving towards each other. Lighter black holes imply different physics and formation mechanisms for them in the universe, hence a detection of these so-called primordial black holes would be a major breakthrough in physics.

External collaborators: Sebastien Clesse (ULB).

Non-active projects
Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire

Number of publications as CP3 member: 3 Download BibTeX


CP3-20-65: Adapting a semi-coherent method to directly detect dark photon dark matter interacting with gravitational-wave interferometers
Miller, Andrew L. and others

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Submitted to PRD
Refereed paper. December 26.
CP3-20-64: Probing planetary-mass primordial black holes with continuous gravitational waves
Miller, Andrew L. and Clesse, S\'ebastien and De Lillo, Federico and Bruno, Giacomo and Depasse, Antoine and Tanasijczuk, Andres

[Abstract] [PDF]
Submitted to Phys. Dark Univ.
Refereed paper. December 26.
CP3-20-20: Vector boson fusion at multi-TeV muon colliders
Costantini, Antonio and De Lillo, Federico and Maltoni, Fabio and Mantani, Luca and Mattelaer, Olivier and Ruiz, Richard and Zhao, Xiaoran

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Refereed paper. May 11.