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The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the main agent responsible for implementing the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation. Its mission is to promote, coordinate, develop and disseminate scientific and technological multidisciplinary research, in order to contribute to the progress of knowledge and economic, social and cultural development; as well as to train researchers and provide advice to public and private entities in these fields.

Born in 1999 as a joint initiative between Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universidad del Pais Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), the long-term aim of CFM ( is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge on advanced materials science research, by putting together stable teams with a record of excellence in scientific research. CFM quality work has been recognized by the Basque Government acknowledging its instrumental body MPC  (see CFM’s governance) as a Basic Excellence Research Center (BERC).
CFM headquarters are located in Donostia-San Sebastián, and offers a well configured, high quality working environment with modern facilities (building is operational since 2010), both for experimentalist and theoreticians.

The IFIMAC – Condensed Matter Physics Center is a new María de Maeztu Excellence Research Unit located in the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid pursuing cutting-edge research and scientific excellence. It comprises researchers from several university departments aiming to advance the limits of knowledge in both theoretical and experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Sixty four researchers constitute its permanent staff with up to ninety postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D students.

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