The CIEMAT-FP group was recognized in 2015 with the María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence award.
The CIEMAT-FP Unit participates in large international experiments at the forefront of knowledge and technology in Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Detector R&D and Scientific Computing fields, achieving a very high scientific level and showing the highest international standing.
The Unit has unique capabilities in Spain, e.g. a cryogenic lab, a clean room, computing centres, and mechanical and electronic workshops. In addition, due to its participation in large experiments, it has access to special infrastructure, such as CERN, Fermilab, Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and ISS (International Space Station).
Moreover, the CIEMAT-FP Unit is strongly committed to education & training and outreach activities. It is actively involved in all stages of a researcher education, from the undergraduate level and master studies to PhD level and post-doctoral training. Furthermore, it is regularly showing on the Media and organizing activities for high school students and teachers, as well as the general public.