The institute

The IGFAE

The Galician Institute for High-Energy Physics (Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías IGFAE) is a joint research center of University of Santiago de Compostela and Xunta de Galicia (the Galician Autonomous Government), that it was officially created on July 2, 1999.

Our main goal is to coordinate and foster the scientific and technical research in the field of High-Energy Physics, Particle and Nuclear Physics and related areas as Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Instrumentation, etc.

Of primary importance is the planning and promotion of the relation with large experimental facilities, especially with CERN, GSI/FAIR and the Pierre Auger Observatory at present.