Álvaro de Rújula receives the Medal of the Royal Spanish Society of Physics

For "his exceptional scientific career in the field of theoretical physics, which has made him a world leader".

Open call for postdocs positions at the IFT within the 'La Caixa Junior Leader' program

There is an open call for postdoc positions in Theoretical Physics at the IFT Madrid: 3-year positions, due to start between 2nd May and 31st December 2023. They are endowed with a competitive salary plus additional funds for research expenses.

Participation of the IFT in Campus Gutenberg's outreach efforts in science

The YouTube channel is the flagship of the outreach activity of the Institute for Theoretical Physics IFT UAM/CSIC. With more than 653,000 followers and more than 86 000 000 views, the channel addresses fundamental physics issues every week and answers questions posed by users.

The IFT joins the European Night of Researchers at CSIC

On Friday, September 23rd and Friday, September 30th, 2022, the centers of the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) located on the Cantoblanco campus will join together one more year to celebrate the European Night of Researchers.

Welcome to the IFT

We are very happy to welcome you to the Institute of Theoretical Physics UAM-CSIC (IFT).

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.

Upcoming Events

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 27, 2022 to September 29, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
To date, the construction of a scalable fault-tolerant quantum computer remains a fundamental scientific and technological challenge, due to the influence of unavoidable noise.
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 28, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm

September 29, 2022
10:30am to 12:30pm
In this thesis we explore the vacua structure of type IIA orientifold (CY) compactifications with fluxes, both from the 4d and the 10d point of view.
September 29, 2022
11:30am to 12:30pm
An informal meeting where all the seniors and students are invited to discuss about phenomenology.
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.
October 3, 2022 to October 28, 2022
9:00am to 7:00pm
We aim to bring together experts in particle physics and cosmology working on BSM physics.​
October 3, 2022
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Phase transitions occur in a variety of settings and situations in particle physics, condensed matter and statistical mechanics.