Ph. D. Thesis of Edgar Gutiérrez Fernández. Nanostructuring of soft matter for organic electronics.

Cosmology: Guillermo Mena Marugán, interviewed about the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019.

Cosmology: Guillermo Mena Marugán, interviewed about the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019.


Un estudio internacional con participación de investigadores del IEM ha demostrado como se pueden obtener metales transparentes.

An international study with participation of IEM researchers has shown how transparent metals can be obtained

Rafael Molina, scientist at the IEM, comments on the simulations of a new state of matter made by scientists at Edimburg University in El PAÍS.

In January 2019 IEM releases the Twitter account @IEM_CSIC

Researchers of CSIC -including José González Carmona of IEM- explain the superconductivity observed in the moiré superlattices of twisted bilayer graphene.

Alejandro García Quismondo, MSc student at IEM, gets the BSc in Physics Award from the Complutense University.

2018 Annual report.

The book Laboratory Astrophysics, with a wide participation of members of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, has just been published on the Astrophysics and Space Science Library collection of Springer Publishing. More information can be found at Springer link.

An international team including Rafael Molina from IEM describes quantum fluctuations in non-equilibrium processes when there are conserved quantities.

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Institute for the Structure of Matter

The IEM was established in 1976. Initially, the Institute was formed by several researchers working on the fields of Particle Physics, Molecular Physics, Quantum Chemistry, and Crystalline Polymers, with only five scientists on staff. Nowadays the Institute's core mission is to enhance knowledge on the structure of matter in a wide range of physical scales, from the building blocks of matter and space-time, to nuclei, atoms, molecules, and macromolecules, including condensed matter and mesoscopic systems.

Research activities are organized around groups, both experimental and theoretical, covering fields of Gravitational, Nuclear, Statistical, Atomic, Molecular, and Macromolecular Physics. Part of this research is based on large national and international facilities, such is the case for the groups of Experimental Nuclear Physics, Statistical Physics, and Macromolecular Physics.

Currently, the IEM comprises about 45 staff scientists. IEM participates in over 60 research projects, yielding an average of 165 publications per year in prestigious scientific journals. Staff scientists, along with support staff, students and hired personnel add up to about 135 people.

Since 1994 the IEM belongs to the "Miguel Antonio Catalán" Physics Center (CFMAC) .

Its facilities and laboratories are located in four buildings at the main CSIC campus on Serrano St. in Madrid , which also house the facilities of the Institute of Optics and the Institute of Fundamental Physics .


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Here you will find the list of members of the Institute, as well as the office number, phone extension, and e-mail address.

Support Units

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This section contains the different Service Units of the Institute, such as Administration, Maintenance, Warehouse, Library, etc.