Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía


Acronym: IAA-CSIC

Location: Granada (Spain)



With more than 200 scientists, engineers, students and administration staff, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) is one of the largest institutes belonging to CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. The IAA-CSIC has obtained the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation on two occasions, 2018 and 2023. This prestigious 4-year award is granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to recognise outstanding research centers at international level.

Research at the IAA-CSIC covers all major areas of astrophysics, from solar system exploration to solar physics, stellar physics, star formation, interstellar medium, extragalactic astronomy, and cosmology. The approach is multidisciplinary and includes multi-wavelength and multi-site astronomical observations, space observations, theoretical and computational studies, and instrumental development. The IAA-CSIC has provided hardware for the Solar Orbiter mission and the SUNRISE balloon-borne solar observatory and hosts the EST Communication Office.



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