From particles to the Cosmos
IFAE conducts experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics.
Euclid test images tease of riches to come
July 31, 2023
Euclid’s two instruments have captured their first test images, showcasing space telescope potential to exceed its scientific goals. These are early test images, taken to check the instruments and review how Euclid can be further tweaked and refined. The Euclid space mission will create the largest and most accurate 3D map of the universe.
The Euclid telescope takes off to explore the dark universe
June 30, 2023
The Euclid space mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch into space on Saturday, July 1, 2023 to create the largest and most accurate 3D map of the universe. Spain has an important role in the mission, with a prominent role in the Consortium that has led the mission from its origin. IFAE, ICE-CSIC and PIC has been responsible for the development of the Filter Wheel Assembly, one of Euclid instruments and for generating cosmological simulations.
DESI Early Data Release Holds Nearly Two Million Objects
June 13, 2023
The first batch of data from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is now available for researchers to mine. Taken during the experiment’s “survey validation” phase, the data include distant galaxies and quasars as well as stars in our own Milky Way. DESI has already observed more galaxies than the combination of any other previous study, and it is just starting. Several Spanish institutions participate in this project: IFAE, ICE-CSIC/IEEC, ICCUB, CIEMAT, IFT/UAM, IAA, and IAC
Bullnet Capital leads new investment in the IFAE spin-off Deep Detection
July 20, 2023
The IFAE spin-off Deep Detection, a cutting-edge X-ray inspection technology company, has secured a substantial investment led by Bullnet Capital, a prominent Spanish venture capital firm specializing in deep-tech companies.
Successful first delivery for the Quantum Spain project to build the first Spanish quantum computer
July 10, 2023
The Qilimanjaro-GMV joint venture has completed the first milestone in the construction of the quantum computer at BSC, which consists of remote access to a 5-qubit quantum chip. This chip is operational at Qilimanjaro’s Quantum Computing Technology laboratory at the Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies (IFAE) and is, in fact, the first quantum computer located in Spanish territory.
New Planetarium show - '5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI'
June 13, 2023
A stunning documentary film featuring recent discoveries from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has been released to planetariums worldwide. A catalan version of this new documentary has been produced by the ERC COSMO-LYA project in collaboration with the UAB.
New GW group publication
May 8, 2023
Searches for mass-asymmetric compact binary coalescence events using neural networks in the LIGO/Virgo third observation period by M. Andrés-Carcasona, A. Menéndez-Vázquez, M. Martínez, and Ll. M. Mir has been published by Phys.Rev.D