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.



New GW and Theory group publication

July 28, 2021

Search for a scalar induced stochastic gravitational wave background in the third LIGO-Virgo observing run” by A. Romero-Rodriguez, Mario Martinez, O. Pujolàs, M. Sakellariadou, V. Vaskonen has been uploaded to arXiv.


IFAE at EPS-HEP 2021

July 27, 2021

The European Physical Society conference on high energy physics 2021 (EPS-HEP 2021), one of the most important conferences in HEP of the year, is taking place online this week. Three IFAE groups are participating:


The IFAE theory group at HADRON 2021

July 27, 2021

The 19th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure in memoriam Simon Eidelman (HADRON2021) is taking place on July 26 - 31, 2021. The Theory Group at IFAE is contributing 2 talks


New gas extractor hood installed at IFAE

July 21, 2021

New gas extractor hood installed in the IFAE clean room to be able to carry out part of the in-house manufacturing of chips and thus have better control of the results and production of chips.


New Theory group publications

July 21, 2021

Two new papers on gravitational waves by Theory group member Diego Blas and collaborator Alex Jenkins. Detecting stochastic gravitational waves with binary resonance and Bridging the μHz gap in the gravitational-wave landscape with binary resonance


The IFAE GW group at the Almadi14 Conference

July 21, 2021

The GW group at IFAE is contributing talks and posters to Almadi 14, the most important conference in the field.

MastercosmosBCN Poster


Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences

Full-time one-year programme with highly flexible and personalised hands-on research training in a multidisciplinary research environment.

MastercosmosBCN Poster



Postgraduate Program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology