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  • Galaxy M51, known as the Whirlpool galaxy, located at around 23 million light-years from Earth. Credits: PAU Cam.
  • Illustration of the Euclid space mission in space. Credits: ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA. Galaxies in the background: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team.
  • Group picture of the institute's members: researchers, engineers, administration and communication staff. Credits: Xavier Lapuente.

Fascinated by space

We develop theoretical models and technologies to understand the Universe we live in, how it formed and evolved, and how it behaves.

An institution of excellence

The Institute of Space Sciences has been awarded the 'María de Maeztu' distinction of excellence. Discover more about the award and browse related available positions.


The new faces at the institute. Welcome, everyone!

  • Nuno Gomes

    Nuno Gomes

    Nuno Gomes is an astronomer and a data scientist, working in Astrophysics and Space Sciences. He is currently working on the development of the StarSim code for modelling stellar activity on light curves. In particular, they aim to apply machine learning approaches to produce activity-free data to improve the detection of exoplanets using the Doppler technique.

  • Soumya Sengupta

    Soumya Sengupta

    Soumya Sengupta is a theoretical astrophysicist with expertise in Exoplanetary atmosphere, particularly in Hot Jupiters. At ICE-CSIC, his research is focused on the study of long-term cooling effect of Giant exoplanets considering the magnetic fields in the core and atmosphere.

  • Thomas Celora

    Thomas Celora

    Thomas Celora is a theoretical astrophysicist and a new ICE-CSIC postdoctoral fellow. He is working on various aspects of relativistic (magneto-) hydrodynamics, with a particular attention to turbulence and its implications for neutron stars astrophysics.