Netflix premieres ‘Watch Beyond the Stars: Photographing a Black Hole’ with the participation of the IFT

After its premiere in May 2021, the film Watch Beyond the Stars: Photographing a Black Hole was released this week on Netflix.
Featuring several IFT scientists, the documentary aims to be a faithful portrait of the Spanish scientific community, including the team that took the first black hole photograph ever.

The JAE Intro fellowships are granted to introduce new researchers

JAE Intro Introduction to Research fellowships resolution has already been posted. The fellowships will last from November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

James Webb: the clearest image to date of the early universe

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful to be placed in orbit, has revealed the clearest image to date of the early universe, going back 13 billion years, US space agency NASA said Monday.

LHC run 3 at record energies begins today

A new data collection period begins today, Tuesday, July 5, for the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, after more than three years of work updates, improvements and maintenance. The beams have already been flowing around CERN's accelerator complex since April, when the LHC and its injectors were turned on.

Higgs boson discovery is 10 years old

The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider ten years ago, and progress made since then, has enabled the scientific community to make enormous progress in understanding the universe.

'Twist in the Tale': in honor of Tony González-Arroyo

We are celebrating the 70th birthday of Tony González-Arroyo, one of our most beloved researchers. In his career, he has made some of his most important contributions around the idea of twisted boundary conditions, sometimes abbreviated as twist.

Upcoming Events

September 1, 2022
3:00pm to 4:15pm
September 7, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join the IFT cosmology/gravity journal club at to vote for papers and volunteer to present them.
September 13, 2022
3:00pm to 4:15pm
The common picture of a binary black hole merger is the “pair of pants” diagram for the event horizon, which has been understood for over half a century.
September 14, 2022 to September 16, 2022
3:00pm to 6:30pm
September 15, 2022
3:00pm to 4:00pm
September 19, 2022 to September 23, 2022
10:00am to 6:30pm
The largest scales of the Universe serve as a probe to fundamental physics such as the origin of cosmic structure and general relativity.
September 26, 2022 to September 28, 2022
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Swampland program gives general constraints on effective theories to be compatible with quantum gravity, therefore defining the Landscape of consistent theories.
September 26, 2022
3:00pm to 4:00pm
September 27, 2022
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Symmetries provide a powerful organizing principle in physics. However, there are reasons to believe that exact global symmetries do not exist in consistent quantum-gravitational theories.
September 29, 2022
3:00pm to 4:00pm
We present evidence that the renormalization of Einstein-AdS gravity can be derived from conformal structures in the bulk.