Guided visits to ICFO

discover the power of photonics
through interactive activities

ICFO opens its doors often to groups of students (from the age of 14) or of adults. You will discover the importance of photonics for society and the cutting-edge research developed at ICFO through an engaging activity: the ICFO Decide Game.

All visits are free and last about 2 hours.

If you can’t come here at ICFO, you can join the online version of the Decide Game or the Toca la llum workshop that we designed for CosmoCaixa.


Resources for teachers

ICFO creates materials for educators and participates in European projects that generate resources for teachers. Feel free to enter the areas below and use the materials and content to bring science and technology closer to your classroom in a different way. We...

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Young Photonics Congress

A scientific meeting point for young students ICFO annually organizes the Young Photonics Congress, a meeting point for young students that makes them live the experience of a scientific congress where the spotlight is on them. Students can explain their work to other...

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Lifelong Learning for Teachers

From the lab to your classroom As ICFO, we collaborate with the program “Professors i ciència” from the “Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera”. We have offered several training courses addressed to high school teachers. In these courses we expect to bring the physics of...

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Books and stories

Creating publications for different audiences ICFO reaches out to all ages through books and other publications that aim at immersing readers in the fascinating world of photonics.   FROM THE BIG BANG TO LASER EXPLORERS IN SPACE lluminado and Lucilda is a series...

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Science through other disciplines ICFO creates multidisciplinary contests that encourage participants to get inmersed in the fascinating world of science and photonics through literature, music and the audiovisual arts. Light on the Waves integrates science,...

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Big events

ICFO organizes high-visibility events linked to major occasions In the framework of large public events, ICFO creates cultural and artistic events that combine science, literature, light, music or other cultural elements open to society at large to bring photonics...

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