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.


Collaboration Meeting

ATLAS physics and performance week

May 5, 2021

The ATLAS physics and performance week is taking place this week. Aurelio Juste is giving the plenary talk “Implication of anomalies (muon g-2, R(K), etc.) for the Exotics program


Deep Detection selected for the Traction phase of the startup acceleration program Lanzadera

May 5, 2021

The IFAE spin-off Deep Detection has been selected for the Traction phase of the program Lanzadera, the startup acceleration program of Juan Roig , president of Mercadona.

New IFAE Member

New member in the Gamma-ray Group

May 5, 2021

Roger Grau has just joined the Gamma-ray Groups at IFAE as PhD student. Roger got his Physics Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at UAB.


New QCT publication

May 5, 2021

“Transmission spectra of the driven, dissipative Rabi model in the USC regime” by L. Magazzù, P. Forn-Díaz, M. Grifoni has been uploaded to arXiv

New Publication

New ATLAS Pixels Group Publication

April 28, 2021

The Paper “Novel 3D Pixel Sensors for the Upgrade of the ATLAS Inner Tracker” has been published in Frontiers for Physics.

New Appointment

Sebastian Grinstein endorsed as deputy Project Leader of the ATLAS HGTD

April 28, 2021

Sebastian Grinstein has been endorsed as deputy Project Leader of the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) of ATLAS by the Institute Board.

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