One of the most interesting questions for astrophysicists for the past few decades is how and when did the first galaxies form. One of the possible answers to “how” is that star formation in the first
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope and GRANTECAN help to show how the first galaxies were formed
Studying the universe needs a major effort of scientific research and in the development of astronomical instruments.
Astrophysical research is the main objective of the IAC and corresponds to the Research Area the elaboration and development of Research Projects in the field of Astrophysics and related areas.We aim to strengthen and consolidate the position of the IAC as an international reference centre for research in Astrophysics. On regard of the research activity, it results in an effective increase in scientific production and international impact in recent years.
In order to advance observational astrophysics needs new instruments at the forefront of technology, which offers a constant challenge to produce new development in technology which can often be applied to many other fields of general utility.