From particles to the Cosmos
IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.
ATLAS and CMS observe simultaneous production of four top quarks
March 28, 2023
The ATLAS and CMS collaborations have observed the simultaneous production of four top quarks, the heaviest elementary particle, in collisions at the world's largest particle accelerator, located at CERN. The Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) plays a prominent role in the observation of this rare phenomenon that could be key to searching for new particles beyond the Standard Model.
New understanding on the relationship between galaxies and dark matter solves mysterious problem in cosmology
March 10, 2023
Recent studies have revealed that the bending of light around massive galaxies is significantly smaller than what our theories predict. Now, a team of scientists from Spanish institutions has found that the mismatch between theory and observations is actually caused by imprecise modeling of astrophysical processes.
IFAE leads the Plan Complementario for Astrophysics and High Energy Physics
February 10, 2023
The Plan Complementario for Astrophysics and High Energy Physics was presented in Barcelona with the presence of the Minister of Science and Innovation and the Minister of Research and Universities of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The IFAE leads the project which has a budget of more than 39 million euros and seven autonomous communities involved.
The LST Collaboration Publishes its first Scientific Paper with Data from the LST-1
March 16, 2023
On March 6, the LST Collaboration published its first scientific paper in the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal. The paper focuses on a multi-wavelength study of the unidentified ultra-high-energy gamma-ray source known as LHAASO J2108+5157.
IFAE at the ET Pathfinder meeting
March 3, 2023
IFAE participated in the ETpathfinder meeting in Maastricht n Fed 22 - 23.
Chinese Academy of Science delegation visit IFAE
March 1, 2023
A delegation of the Chinese Academy of Science visited IFAE on Monday February 27 2023. The visit was part of a tour for reviewing the status of the collaborations with different European research institutions on space missions. IFAE has been participating in the design of the HERD cosmic-ray/gamma-ray detector for the China Space Station since 2020.
New COVID group paper
January 25, 2023
Stochastic simulation of successive waves of COVID-19 in the province of Barcelona has been published in the Infectious Disease Modelling journal by the IFAE COVID grup in collaboration with Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) and the Internet Research Center (i2CAT).
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