• 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 problems which are ubiquitous in society.

    QCT Lab

New Publication

New COVID group paper

January 25, 2023

Stochastic simulation of successive waves of COVID-19 in the province of Barcelona has been published in the Infectious Disease Modelling journal by the IFAE COVID grup in collaboration with Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) and the Internet Research Center (i2CAT).

New Publication

New Neutrinos group paper

January 25, 2023

The IFAE Neutrino group has a new publication: SuperFGD prototype time resolution studies ( I. Alekseev et al 2023 JINST 18 P01012) related to the T2K ND280 Upgrade project.

IFAE organization

New positions in the IFAE Organization

January 16, 2023

Mario Martinez, ICREA professor at IFAE and head of the Gravitational Waves Group, is the new Director of the Experimental Division and takes on the role of IFAE Deputy Director. Martine Bosman, retiring Director of the Experimental Division, assumes the status of IFAE Emeritus.


Diego Blas awarded the Buchalter Cosmology Prize

January 12, 2023

The Buchalter Cosmology 2022 Second Prize was awarded to Diego Blas and his collaborator Alexander Jenkins (UCL), for their work entitled “Bridging the μHz gap in the gravitational-wave landscape with binary resonance ” published in Physical Review Letters.

New Publication

New ATLAS group paper

January 12, 2023

The paper “Search for a new scalar resonance in flavour-changing neutral-current top-quark decays 𝒕 → 𝒒𝑿 (𝒒 = 𝒖, 𝒄), with 𝑿 → 𝒃𝒃bar, in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector” has been submitted to JHEP.

New Publication

New Cosmology group paper

January 12, 2023

Cosmological Fisher forecasts for next-generation spectroscopic surveys ” by William Doumerg and collaborators has been uploaded to arXiv.

  • 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.