From particles to the Cosmos

IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.

Particle Physics

Pushing the frontiers of knowledge by making precise measurements in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

ATLAS Detector

High Energy Astrophysics

Addressing open questions through gamma-ray observations from the most energetic phenomena in the universe.

The MAGIC Telescopes

Observational Cosmology

Shedding light on the nature of the mysterious dark energy, responsible for the current accelerated expansion of the universe.

Neutrino Physics

Understanding the fundamental phenomena that produced the observed asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe.

Gravitational Waves

The beginning of a new era in the exploration of the universe.

Aerial view of Virgo

Medical Imaging

Using our expertise with sophisticated radiation detectors to develop advanced medical imaging devices.


Quantum Computing Technologies

Achieving an advantage over conventional computers to solve optimization problems which are ubiquitous in society.



Master's Thesis defended last week

September 15, 2021

Last week the students of the Postgraduate Program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology (Mastercosmos) defended their Master’s Thesis. A total 13 theses have been tutored by IFAE researchers.

New Position

Pere Masjuan wins Associate Professorship at the Physics Department of UAB

September 15, 2021

Pere Masjuan has won an Associate Professorship at the Physics Department of UAB (Professor Agregat) in a position generated by himself for his outstanding achievements in research, transfer of knowledge, and outreach, starting the first of September.


IFAE accepted as new member in the Hyer-Kamiokande Collaboration

September 8, 2021

The Hyer-Kamiokande Collaboration accepted IFAE as a new member. HyperK is one of the next generation long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.


New Theory group publication

September 8, 2021

Lensing of gravitational waves as a probe of compact dark matter by Juan Urrutia and Ville Vaskonen has been uploaded to arXiv.

New IFAE Members

New Member in the GW group

September 6, 2021

Marc Andrés has joined the Gravitational Waves group as a PhD student.


ATLAS Pixels group milestone achieved

September 1, 2021

The ATLAS pixel group completed the first step to qualify IFAE as a 3D module production site for the HL-LHC upgrade

MastercosmosBCN Poster


Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences

Full-time one-year programme with highly flexible and personalised hands-on research training in a multidisciplinary research environment.

MastercosmosBCN Poster



Postgraduate Program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology