In 1991 the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) was founded as a consortium of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. For more than 30 years we have been exploring the cosmic and high energy frontiers to address fundamental questions about our Universe.
Construction of the LFAE Workshop Foundation
The Laboratori de Física d'Altes Enrgies (LFAE) gets going
LFAE joins the ALEPH EXperiment at CERN's LEP
LFAE developed the BCAL detector for ALEPH and delivered the FALCON computing system to CERN for the experiment.
In 1991 the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) was founded as a consortium of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
IFAE joins the ATLAS Experiment at CERN
IFAE developed the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter and supervised the production of the ATLAS toroidal vessels
IFAE joins the MAGIC Collaboration
IFAE designs and builds the MAGIc I camera, which sees first light in 2003
The Dear Mama EU project led by IFAE starts
The medical imaging and applied physics groups starts at IFAE
IFAE joins K2K and later on, T2K
The neutrinos groups starts at IFAE. K2K & T2K received the Breakthrough Prize of Fundamental Physics in 2016
IFAE joins CDF at Tevatron, Fermilab
The CDF and D0 collaborations awarded the 2019 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize
The Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) begins
PIC is the Spanish LHC TIER-1 Data Center
IFAE joins the Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Observational Cosmology group begins at IFAE
IFAE joins the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
IFAE co-leads the construction of CTA's largest telescopes, the LSTs
ERC Medical Imaging project VIP granted
Since 1999, IFAE has used its expertise with sophisticated radiation detectors to develop advanced medical imaging devices.
IFAE joins ESA's Euclid space mission
IFAE designed, constructed, assembled and qualified Euclid's Filter Wheel Assembly (FWA)
First Light for PAUCam
PAUCam was designed and built at IFAE
IFAE joins the DESI Collaboration
IFAE delivered the Guiding, Focusing and Alignment (GFA) cameras, the only imaging instruments in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).
IFAE joins the LSST Consortium
The cosmology groups joins the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) at the Vera Rubin Observatory.
IFAE joins the Virgo Collaboration
This opened a new long-term research line in IFAE related to GWs detection using terrestrial interferometry.
Quantum Computing begins at IFAE
IFAE Quantum Computing Technologies lab completed .The QCT group achieves coherent control of the first Superconducting Qubit
Three new IFAE spin-offs: Qilimanjaro, Baretek & Deep detection
New pilots based on IFAE innovative technologies start being validated by industry.
IFAE leads the ET-Preparatory Phase European project and plays a central role in the ET governance.