"la Caixa" - Severo Ochoa International PhD Programme at the IFT


The Institute for Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC, Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, and the Autónoma University of Madrid open three fellowships for exceptional candidates to carry out a PhD thesis at the IFT.

Within its International PhD Programme, "la Caixa" Foundation awards several PhD scholarships to research centres distinguished with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award. The 2015 call envisages providing full support to three such scholarships at the IFT.



The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) UAM-CSIC was officially created in 2003 as a joint research center belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). It is the only Spanish center dedicated entirely to research in Theoretical Physics. The IFT members develop research in the frontiers of Elementary Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology, in order to understand the fundamental keys of Nature and the Universe. They are also leading many research projects, both at the national and international level. The IFT is part of the strategic line `Theoretical Physics and Mathematics´ of the Campus of International Excellence (CEI) UAM+CSIC established in 2009. Since 2012, it is credited as Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence. Besides purely scientific activity, in the IFT is also conducted intensive training tasks of young researchers and professionals through the graduate program in Theoretical Physics with mention of excellence from the CEI and the Ministry of Education. In addition, the Institute carries out the important task of transferring knowledge to society through several outreach programs.

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Postdoctoral Positions

IFTLogoThe Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM welcomes applications to postdoctoral positions under various government-funded programs:

- SO(IFT) postdocs, funded by the Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant. Offering SEVERAL positions with contracts starting October 2015, ranging from 2 years to 2+1 years. Recommended to have PhD before June 30, 2015.

- ERC-SPLE postdocs. Luis Ibáñez ERC Advanced Grant project "String Phenomenology in the LHC Era''.

- ERC-SELFCOMPLETION postdocs. G. Dvali & C. Gómez ERC Advanced Grant project "UV-Completion through Bose-Einstein Condensation: a Quantum Model of Black Holes''.

Deadline for application: December 15th, 2014.

Videos of the Conference Series at Residencia de Estudiantes, now in Youtube

Videos of the Conference Series at Residencia de Estudiantes, now in Youtube

The videos of the conferences (in spanish) by IFT members during the Madrid Week of Science are now available at the IFT Youtube channel

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Dr. María Eugenia Cabrera is visiting us

Dr. María Eugenia Cabrera from the University of São Paulo is visiting the IFT for the period from December 12th 2014 to January 21st 2015. Her office number is 316.

Her research interests are:
- Phenomenology of Beyond Standard Model Physics

Joint press release from all the Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence

IFTLogoThe “La Caixa” Foundation stands firm in its commitment to research.
15 million euros for hiring the best young talent in Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence.

The 18 research centres accredited with the Severo Ochoa seal of excellence have convoked the third edition of the “La Caixa” - Severo Ochoa International PhD Fellowships Programme. This initiative, funded by the “La Caixa” Foundation, will enable 46 students to be taken on to study their doctoral thesis projects for the next four years.

20th IFT Xmas Workshop

20th edition of the traditional IFT Christmas Workshop covering the most recent news in Particle Physics, String Theory, Astroparticles, Cosmology and Condensed Matter.

The workshop will be held at the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT) in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), on December 10-12, 2014.

Live talk streaming:
more information: http://workshops.ift.uam-csic.es/ws/Xmas14

Dr. Miguel Ángel Sánchez Conde is visiting us

IFTLogoDr. Miguel Ángel Sánchez Conde from the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Stockholm University is visiting the IFT for the period from December 9th to 19th, 2014. His office number is 104.

His research interest are:
- Gamma-ray dark matter searches
- Axion searches
- Diffuse gamma-ray backgrounds
- Formation/evolution of CDM halos
- CDM halo substructure
-N-body cosmological simulations
- Large Scale Structure of the Univer

José L.F. Barbón, miembro del IFT, ha publicado el libro "Los agujeros negros" en la Editorial CSIC


Se trata de un libro de divulgación científica, dirigido al público general, en el que se explican en un lenguaje accesible las fascinantes propiedades de estos objetos y su importancia en los fundamentos de la Física.

Más información: https://editorial.csic.es/publicaciones/libros/12446/0/los-agujeros-negro

Dr. Martin Hentschinski is visiting us

Dr. Martin Hentschinski from the Institute of Nuclear Science at the Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México is visiting the IFT for the period from November 24th to December 5th, 2014. His office number is 315.

His research interest are:
- The phenomenology of strong interactions, in particular the high energy limit of QCD and related theories, and the physics case of a future Electron Ion Collider

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