Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT)

A Severo Ochoa center since 2011

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT) is a joint research centre constituted by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and three Madrid universities: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). It was created in 2007 and since 2010 the ICMAT is located on the UAM Cantoblanco campus (Madrid, Spain).

The ICMAT conducts research in all branches of mathematics, offers doctoral and post-doctoral training courses, organises international events and promotes dissemination activities.

In 2011, 2015 and 2019 the ICMAT was awarded the Severo Ochoa Excellence label. In May 2016, the ICMAT became a member of ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics), the EMS (European Mathematical Society) Committee. Since its foundation, ICMAT researchers have been awarded a total of twelve ERC grants. The ICMAT is part of the strategic line `Theoretical Physics and Mathematics´ of the Campus of International Excellence (CEI) UAM+CSIC established in 2009.

Key Facts of ICMAT

12 ERC Grants
Total number of ERC Grants awarded as of April 2022
87 D1 Publications
Publications Publications under first decile within 2021 36% of total publications are in the best 10% journals in the field
12 Laboratories Launched sinced 2021
4 Laboratories launched in 2021 for a period of three years: Ian Agol Lab; Ngô Bảo Châu - Nigel Hitchin Lab; Ignacio Cirac Lab and Charles Fefferman Lab.
120 PhD and Postdoc
65 predoctoral and 55 postdoctoral researchers were in the institution during year 2021.
The Severo Ochoa program has been fundamental for the ICMAT, being the basis for our projects of postdoctoral researchers, Ph. D. students and visitors. But also providing financial support for our Laboratories in Fluid Mechanics, Quantum Computing, Geometry and Topology and Harmonic Analysis.
José María Martell
Director at ICMAT