University of Barcelona


The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) is an interdisciplinary center devoted to fundamental research in the fields of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. In addition, the institute has a strong technology program through its participation in international collaborations in observational astronomy and experimental
particle physics.

The Institute was created in 2006 as the instrument of the University of Barcelona for the active support of research in theoretical astrophysics and particle physics, paying special attention to their synergy with cosmology, to promote experimental physics and instrument development, enabling a significant participation of the University of Barcelona in large international collaborations, and to attract highly qualified scientific personnel.

The ICCUB has experienced a significant growth, becoming a consolidated research
institution with more than 50 long term scientists, 15 engineers and 65 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

The María de Maeztu award

In 2015, the ICCUB was chosen as a María de Maeztu center of excellence by the Spanish Government. Selected institutes stand out for the international impact of their scientific contributions, their innovative power and for their strong relation to the social and economic environment. This award is helping to further strengthen ICCUB’s scientific contribution.

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