Research seminars/activities

There are weekly seminars organized by the participating Departments, as well as by the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics (IFIMAC), that you can follow here. In addition, the partner Institute of Materials Science ‘Nicolás Cabrera’ organizes a series of invited seminars, colloquia (‘Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics’ series), as well as an annual International Summer School devoted to current topics in  condensed matter physics, nanophysic and biophysics.

“Liquid Crystals of Colloidal Nanoplates”

Title: Liquid Crystals of Colloidal Nanoplates. When: Tuesday, June 18, (2019), 12:00. Place: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Module 3, Seminar Room (5th Floor). Speaker: Prof. Zhengdong Cheng, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

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“Non Equilibrium Internal Forces in Brownian Systems”

Title: Non Equilibrium Internal Forces in Brownian Systems. When: Thursday, September 26, (2019), 12:00. Place: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Module 5, Seminar Room (5th Floor). Speaker: Daniel de las Heras, Department of Physics,...

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Laura’s Retirement Party

Group pictures taken on March 10, 2023, after the small farewell party we threw for Laura Ramos, our secretary for many years. We will miss you, Laura! [...]

Superconducting Particle and Entropy Transport in Ultracold Atomic Gases

When: Thursday, 24 November, (2022),12:00 Place: Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Module 5, Seminar Room (5th floor) Speaker: Jeffrey Mohan, ETH Zurich, Institute for Quantum Electronics Over the last two [...]

Joint EU/Canada Project MIRAQLS Coordinated by IFIMAC Researchers Starts

The European Union and Canada just announced support for three jointly funded projects in quantum research and innovation: We are happy to announce that one of those three projects is MIRAQLS on Mid-Infrared Quantum [...]

Spinning the Current Around: a single magnetic impurity can reverse the current flow

Interference requires coherence, which is usually hard to come by in condensed matter environments. However, sometimes even short coherence times are sufficient to reveal most peculiar phenomena such as making it look like a [...]

Bachelor’s Degree Final Projects 2022/2023

Bachelor’s Degree Final Project Offers for 2022/2023 at the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department. [More information] [...]

Signatures of Interactions in the Andreev Spectrum of Nanowire Josephson Junctions

Article published in Physical Review Letters by F. J. Matute-Cañadas, Sunghun Park and Alfredo Levy Yeyati, members of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department and IFIMAC researchers. This joint experimental and theoretical work provides [...]

Yesterday, our colleague Prof. F. J. García Vidal, received the “Premio Nacional de Investigación Blas Cabrera 2021” in a Ceremony that took place in Barcelona. The award, the most prestigious research prize at the national [...]

Three PhD Positions on Theory and Modeling at Nanoscale

The breakdown of classical laws at Nanoscale presents both challenges & opportunities. Join us in unveiling the atomic origins of such exotic phenomena fueling future and emerging technologies. In particular, by relying on advanced [...]

Francisco José García Vidal, Blas Cabrera National Prize 2021

Francisco José García Vidal, Full Professor at the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and IFIMAC member, has been awarded the Blas Cabrera national prize in Physical, materials and earth Sciences, in its 2021 edition. [...]

PhD Position at IFIMAC-UAM on AFM Simulations

A 4-year predoctoral position is available in Rubén Pérez’s group ( at the Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Atomic Force Microscopy  (AFM) with functionalized tips is able [...]