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.



The ALTIROC2 device assembled at IFAE tested for the first time with a particle beam

July 27, 2022

An ALTIROC2 device assembled at IFAE was tested for the first time with a particle beam


ET-PP INFRA-DEV Kick-off Meeting hosted by IFAE

July 20, 2022

The ET-PP INFRA-DEV Kick-off Meeting took place at the UAB Campus on 19-20 July 2022, hosted by IFAE.


IFAE at the European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting (EAS 2022)

July 13, 2022

New results

New ATLAS results for ICHEP 2022

July 13, 2022

Members of the IFAE-ATLAS team have played a leading role in two of the 31 new results released by ATLAS at ICHEP 2022. The corresponding publications will be submitted to the journal soon.

New Member

New Member in the Neutrinos group

July 6, 2022

Annalisa De Lorenzis has just joined the Neutrino Group at IFAE to carry out an Industrial PhD with Qilimanjaro as business partner.


First batch of ITK Pixel prototype modules sent for testing

June 29, 2022

This first batch of RD53A triplet modules fully assembled and characterized at IFAE by the ATLAS pixels group has recently left IFAE to SLAC (United States) for ITk loading testing

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.