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.


New IFAE Members

New Member in the Theory group

June 2, 2021

Cristian Alarcon has just joined the Theory Group.


16th International Workshop on Meson Physics

May 26, 2021

Two members of the Theory group contributed talks to MESON 2021 17-20 May 2021

Collaboration Meeting

Euclid Consortium Meeting 2021

May 26, 2021

May 25 - 28, 2021 Online.
IFAE researchers contributed talks to the meeting


International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics

May 26, 2021

Thorsten Lux gave a talk about the ND280 Upgrade and Cesar Jesus-Valls ptesented a poster related to the scintillator tracker (SuperFGD) at TIPP2021 on 24-28 May 2021


Phase I of the upgrades to Advanced Virgo+ completed

May 26, 2021

Ten months after the beginning of the upgrade to Advanced Virgo+, Phase I of the installation is completed. The upgrade includes the new instrumented baffle designed and built at IFAE to control and monitor the stray light inside the experiment.


Phenomenology 2021 Symposium

May 26, 2021

Anil Sonay, member of the IFAE-ATLAS group at gave the talk “The search for rare top production and decay processes with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC” at Pheno 2021 on 24-26 May 2021

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