IPARCOS (Instituto de Física de PARtículas y del COSmos) has been officially created by the Governing Council of University Complutense de Madrid (december 18, 2018). This institute was formed from the previous UPARCOS-UCM unit.
The UPARCOS-UCM Unit (Unidad de Física de PARtículas y del COSmos de la UCM) was officially created by the Governing Council of University Complutense de Madrid (september 26, 2016) and confirmed by the Social Council (september 29, 2016).
UPARCOS-UCM unit was formed by the union of five officially recognized Complutense research groups. These are:
- TEFM: Effective theories in Modern Physics (PI: A. Dobado)
- GFN: Nuclear Physics (PI: J. M. Udías)
- GAE: High Energy Physics (PI: F. Arqueros)
- GUAIX: Extragalactic and Instrumental Astrophysics (PI: J. Gallego)
- SEEF: Stellar Systems, Spectroscopy and Photometry (PI: D. Montes).
These groups are spearheading research in Physics of Particles and the Cosmos and have been collaborating for over six years in the framework of two Consolider-Ingenio large-scale national projects, CPAN and MultiDark, and also the AstroMadrid R&D program of the Comunidad de Madrid. Moreover, a strong collaboration has also been maintained in postgraduate training in both Master and Doctorate programs.