A one month stay as an IFAE researcher

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) offers 9 undergraduate students the possibility of spending the summer as a physics researcher through the 2nd Summer Fellowship Programme. The aim of this one-month stay is to become the first step of University students research career. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the real life of a scientist working side by side with IFAE researchers.

This programme is valuable complement to your physics education. You will have the opportunity to discover the real life of a scientist working side by side with IFAE researchers.

The Fellowship is addressed to University students of any nationality in the final years of their degrees: applications from students of the second, third and fourth year of Physics and related subjects will be accepted. To apply for the Fellowship candidates might follow the Application Process required.

The Summer Fellowship will run between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017 and students participating will receive modest stipend. The participants will be under the supervision of a senior researcher of the group they choose. In September 2017 the students will be invited to present the results obtained during the stay in a seminar at IFAE.

The IFAE Summer fellowship is part of the internships program for undergraduates offered by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). Find more information on the programs offered by other BIST institutes at

Selected students for the 2017 IFAE Summer Fellowships:

  • Understanding the cosmic web with galaxy clusters, filaments, and voids: Gerard Pascual (UPC)
  • High Energy Astrophysics with the MAGIC Telescopes: José Armengol (UB) and Pablo Guillem (U Valladolid)
  • Particle Physics with the ATLAS Experiment: Elies Gil (UB)
  • Characterization of Pixel Detectors: Ana Díaz (UAB)
  • Simulations in Classical Yang-Mills theory: Clara Fernandez (UAB) and Guillem Simeon (UB)
  • Characterization of MWPC detector: Daniel Muñoz (U Valladolid) and Aina Marquez (UAB)

  • Exceptionally this year 3 undergraduate students have been selected to spent a month at CERN during Summer thanks to a CERN-Spain Agreement
  • Marco Praderío (UAB) and Jesús Aguado (U Sevilla) will work in the search for supersymmetry and the ATLAS Trigger operation
  • Irina Espejo (UAB) will participate in the search for dark matter and will use Deep Learning Techniques