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 Member

New Member in the ATLAS Pixels group

May 26, 2022

Yujing Gan has just joined the ATLAS Pixels group as a PhD student. She got her bachelor degree in the Central China Normal University (CCNU).

New results

New analysis by the IFAE ATLAS group

May 25, 2022

Preliminary results of a novel broad-mass range search of scalar particles (X) in flavour-changing neutral current decays of the top quark in ATLAS have been recently released. The complete analysis has been carried out by IFAE members.

New publication

New theory paper on CP violation

May 25, 2022

New-physics signatures via CP violation in η (0) → π 0 µ + µ − and η 0 → ηµ + µ − decays” by R. Escribano, E. Royo and P. Sánchez-Puertas has been published in JHEP.

New publication

New DESI paper

May 18, 2022

Overview of the Instrumentation for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument” has been uploadd to arXiv. Several IFAE members are co-authors of the paper.

New publication

New DESI paper by the cosmology group

May 18, 2022

The effect of quasar redshift errors on Lyman-α forest correlation functions” by A. Font-Ribera, Ignasi Pérez-Ràfols, César Ramírez-Pérez and collaborators has been uploaded to arXiv.

New Member

New Members in the Technical Division

May 18, 2022

Enric Puigvert has just joined the Technical Division as Software Engineer. Tristan Baylard has just joined the Technical Division as Mechanical Technician

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.