About IFCA

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        Instituto de Física de Cantabria

        Edificio Juan Jorda, Campus Universidad de Cantabria, Avda. de los Castros s/n, 39005. Santander (Cantabria), SPAIN

        942 20 14 59 (Switchboard)
        942 20 14 68 (Direction)
        942 20 14 59 (Management)

        ENRIQUE MARTINEZ GONZALEZ     (martinez  ifca.unican.es)

        ROCIO VILAR CORTABITARTE     (vilar  ifca.unican.es)

        ASCENSIÓN ORTIZ DE DIEGO     (gestion  ifca.unican.es)


        Joint Center (CSIC-Universidad de Cantabria)


The Centre has two departments: Astrophysics and Structure of Matter, organised in the following six research lines:

  • Galaxies and AGNs
  • Observational Cosmology and Instrumentation
  • High Energy Physics and Instrumentation
  • Advanced Computing and e-Science
  • Dynamics and Fluctuations in nonlinear systems
  • Meteorology and Climate Change



The Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA) is a Joint Centre with the combined effort of two institutions, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and University of Cantabria (UC) oriented to perform research on basic science: to understand the components of nature, from elemantary particles (Particle Physics) to the largest structures of the Universe (Astronomy and Space Science) as well as the complex collective behaviour of matter (Statistical and Non-linear Physics).

Our centre has mantained a steadily grow in all its aspects since its creation in 1995, reaching its current size of about 90 people, with about 27 staff researchers. It produces yearly more than 220 publications in the best journals in the respective fields and has nearly 15 active proyects, obtaining an external funding of about 1.5M/year, more than 80% of the total budget.


Instituto de Física de Cantabria
Edificio Juan Jordá
Avenida de los Castros, s/n
E-39005 Santander
Cantabria, España

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El Instituto de Física de Cantabria es un Centro Mixto del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas y de la Universidad de Cantabria.

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