Donostia International Physics Center is a research center located in Donostia – San Sebastián (Spain). The mission of DIPC is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. DIPC was conceived and planned based on the idea that an advanced society needs advanced scientific research. Scientific activity at DIPC addresses fundamental topics that take place on very different length scales, from elementary particles to atoms, nanostructures, mesoscopic systems, and galaxies. DIPC’s research activity will be structured in three thematic areas, QUANTUM, NANO, and COSMOS, that are representative of the problems and domains in which DIPC is currently active. Specific areas of research in which the applicants can work follow:
The three research areas that will drive DIPC’s research effort in the period 2019-2022 are:
The QUANTUM area includes research activity on systems in which quantum effects determine the electronic, optical, and magnetic properties. Research is performed on quantum systems, quantum information, topological materials, tensor networks, theoretical and computational quantum chemistry, attosecond physics and electronic excitations and dynamics, among other topics.
The NANO area includes research activity on nanoscale systems for which emergent properties arise and interdisciplinary approaches are needed. Research is performed on the experimental characterization of self-assembled and low-dimensional systems, on nano-photonics and nano-optics, on the photoactivation of nanosystems, on the theory of electronic transport in the nanoscale and on nanoconfined polymers, among other topics.
The COSMOS area includes research activity on very fundamental problems linked to the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the Universe. Research is performed on matter-antimatter asymmetry through experimental particle physics, neutrino physics, computational cosmology and the nature of dark energy and dark matter.