About IFAE

IFAE at a glance

Institut de Física d’Altes Energies:

  • founded in 1991
  • 150 people
  • three divisions: theory, experimental, technical; and administration
  • basic research in fundamental physics and applied research in instrumentation, medical applications and quantum computing technologies
  • research lines: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Medical Imaging, Physics Instrumentation and Quantum Computing Technologies
  • one large engineering group (30+ engineers and technicians)
  • collaboration in 10 international experiments in high impact / leadership positions (ATLAS, MAGIC, DES, T2K, PAU, CTA, DESI, Euclid, LSST, Virgo)
  • facilities: chip packaging & assembly, clean rooms, shielded room, electronics labs, optical lab, mechanical workshop (300 m2)
  • one data-processing centre: PIC (LHC Tier-1)
  • member of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology
  • twice awarded the Severo Ochoa accreditation of excellence (2012, 2016)