The Instituto de Física Fundamental (CFMAC-IFF) was created 1992, following a process similar to the one underwent by the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CFMAC-IEM), from which a great part of our institute came.
It comprised several research groups whose common interests required an appropriate frame. It also served as the natural environment for other groups from different origins in similar situations.The institute forms part of the Centro de Física Miguel Antonio Catalán (CFMAC) whose creation was made possible by an agreement reached by the active participation of the three institutes involved. During this time, the institute kept an extensive and productive network of collaborations with university groups, becoming three of them the current associated units.
It aims to maintain a leadership position in the following research lines: Medical Physics. Radiation damage; Molecular Astrophysics; Molecular Quantum Processes: theory and simulations; Nanostructures and Complex Molecular Physics; and Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies.