The IAC has its qualification as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence renewed
Detected the first gamma-rays burst at very high energies
A ground-breaking achievement by MAGIC telescopes
Our solar neighbourhood is full of planets
XXXI Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
Awarded in the International Biennal of Scientific Cinema Ronda 2018
First detection of a relic galaxy of the early universe
The IAC participates in the first detection of the electromagnetic counterpart of a gravitational wave event
The European Solar Telescope
a success story of EU funding

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias - IAC logo - Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence

The IAC is an internationalized Spanish research centre aiming to achieve major advances in the understanding of the laws that govern the origin and evolution of the various forms of matter/energy in the Universe. Outstanding results are expected in key areas of research such as Solar physics, Sun-Earth connections, Exoplanetary systems, Solar System, Stellar and interstellar physics, Formation and evolution of galaxies, Astroparticles and Cosmology.

The IAC has been designated a ‘Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence’ by the Spanish government, representing a world leading institution and a clear example of the quality and relevance of the pioneering scientific research carried out in Spain. This accreditation allows the implementation of a leading edge Research Program and an internationally competitive Human Resource Program for the period 2016-2019.

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Canary Islands. Spain.
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