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At the IFT we are in great sorrow for the passing away of Prof. Stephen Hawking from Cambridge University

An inmense human figure in Science and Society, who definitely shaped our view of Gravity, Quantum Mechanichs and Black Holes. Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues and friends.

One of his main discoveries, the Hawking radiation, is explained in this outreach video by Esperanza López:

Postdoctoral positions at the IFT funded by the UAM Intertalentum MSCA COFUND grant

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT CSIC/UAM participates in the "Intertalentum" program offering 9 2-year postdoctoral positions at research centers in the UAM+CSIC Excellence Campus, starting in Fall 2018.

Hardware y software en la física fundamental. ¿El tamaño importa?, por Javier Martín, en en el Blog de Madri+d

Desde los tiempos de los grandes filósofos griegos, una de las mayores ambiciones intelectuales de la humanidad ha sido la de contestar a las grandes preguntas de la metafísica: ¿Qué somos? ¿De dónde venimos? ¿A dónde vamos?

The Institute of Theoretical Physics IFT UAM-CSIC in Madrid (Spain) is offering a PhD position in theoretical cosmology

The position will have a duration of 3 years and is funded by an “Atracción de Talento Investigador” grant awarded by the regional government of Madrid to Dr. Guillermo Ballesteros. An eventual extension of the position to a fourth year will be subject to the availability of funding.

I want to be a scientist. An analysis of gender bias in Science

Round table “I want to be a scientist. An analysis of gender bias in Science“, as part of the activities for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
When: 19th February, 2018, at 11:00. Where: Conference Hall, Science Building, Module 0, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Susana Hernández, member of the Steering Committee of the Press Association in Cáceres

Susana Hernández, Communication Manager of the Institute for Theoretical Physics IFT UAM-CSIC, has been appointed member of the Steering Committee of the Press Association in Cáceres (APC). The APC started its activity in 1965 and currently has 153 associated journalists.

Upcoming Events

April 23, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
I will describe a new procedure for coarse-graining over the gravitational degrees of freedom inside a surface in the context of AdS/CFT.
April 24, 2018
11:30am to 1:00pm
April 24, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
The nature of the dark matter is still a mystery, although current and upcoming 21-cm measurements during the cosmic dawn can provide a new arena on the search for the cosmological dark matter.
April 25, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
April 25, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
April 26, 2018
3:00pm to 4:15pm
In less than two years, GW detections have confirmed the omnipresence of black holes in the Universe and have shed lights on the origin of short
April 27, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm
An informal meeting where all the seniors and students are invited to discuss about phenomenology.
May 4, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm
An informal meeting where all the seniors and students are invited to discuss about phenomenology.
May 10, 2018
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Present and upcoming surveys of the late time Universe allow increasingly precise cosmological measurements.
May 11, 2018
11:30am to 12:30pm
An informal meeting where all the seniors and students are invited to discuss about phenomenology.