A one month stay as an IFAE researcher

The Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) offers 10 undergraduate students the possibility of spending the summer as a physics researcher through the 4th 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 2019 and 31st July 2019 Mon-Friday 9am-6pm at the IFAE premises and the students participating will receive a modest stipend.

All participants will be under the supervision of a senior researcher of the group they choose and they will be expected to work full time in the project and accommodate to the group's schedule.

In September 2019 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 2019 IFAE Summer Fellowships:

  • Determining galaxy properties with PAUS using machine learning: Modesto Orozco Ruiz
  • High Energy Astrophysics with the MAGIC Telescopes: Roger Lera and Álvaro Mas
  • Particle Physics with the ATLAS Experiment: Adrián Berrocal
  • Characterization of Pixel Detectors: Roger Morales and Cristina Balsells
  • Particle Physics Simulations: Jaime Pedregal and Òscar Lara
  • Backend software for superconducting quantum computers: Xabier Oyanguren
  • Gravitational Waves detection with the Virgo Interferometer: Laura Ramió and Júlia Cano
  • Feasibility study of using Big Data platform to analyze MAGIC telescope gamma-ray data: Fernando Davo