• 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 problems which are ubiquitous in society.

    QCT Lab


LSST Camera arrives at Rubin Observatory in Chile

May 22, 2024

This paves the way for cosmic exploration.


The installation of LST-4 dish structure begins shaping the Northern Hemisphere Array

May 20, 2024

IFAE, together with the IEEC (Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya), has got 2 of the 5 funded infrastructures in the III GINYS call.


ND280 Upgrade Installation completed

May 15, 2024

On the 14th of May, the last two TOF panels were installed in ND280.


IFAE obtains funding in CERCA GINYS program

May 8, 2024

IFAE, together with the IEEC (Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya), has got 2 of the 5 funded infrastructures in the III GINYS call.

New Publication

Theory group paper on Scientific American

May 2, 2024

Scientific American has published the article interviewing Ricardo Z. Ferreira, former postdoc in the Theory Group.


Mini-Cactus-v2 is ready for testing

April 24, 2024

The first samples of Mini-Cactus-v2 sensor have been received at IFAE.

  • MastercosmosBCN Poster



    Postgraduate Program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology

  • MastercosmosBCN Poster



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

  • Master in Quantum Science & Technology Poster


    Master in Quantum Science & Technology

    Aimed at graduates in Physics, Physical Engineering or equivalent degrees who want to continue specialization studies in Quantum Science and Technologies.