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 CLUE container arrived at IFAE

June 22, 2022

This week, a new CLUE container arrived at IFAE.

New Member

New Member in the Gamma-ray group

June 22, 2022

Keerthana Rajan Lathika has just joined the Gamma-Ray group as PhD student.


XII Einstein Telescope Symposium

June 9, 2022

The XII symposium of the Einstein Telescope (ET) took place in Budapest, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, on the 7th - 8th of June. The ET scientific community met for a crucial step in the long Einstein Telescope journey: the formal establishment of the ET Collaboration.


ATLAS Run 3 start in full swing

June 8, 2022

Last week the the LHC delivered a total of 5 fills with 900 GeV collisions (stable beams were declared during 4 fills). In total, approximately 23 hours of stable beams at injection energy were delivered to ATLAS.

New Publication

New theory paper on axions

June 8, 2022

Do direct detection experiments constrain axionlike particles coupled to electrons? by Ricardo Z. Ferreira and collaborators has been published at Physical Review Letters.


ATLAS Upgrades Status

June 1, 2022

The Final Design Reviews for the LGAD sensors for the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) and for the ITk Pixel modules are ongoing.

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.