Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)

A Severo Ochoa center since 2018

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC started activity in 2000 and was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Currently, the centre’s board of patrons is integrated by the Basque Government, Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, San Sebastian City Council, and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), as well as by Kutxa, CAF, Telefónica and EDP.

Since 2008 DIPC is a ‘Basque Excellence Research Center’ (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government’s Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC has been also recognized as a  ‘Severo Ochoa’ Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

Excellence in research, Excellence in communication

DIPC’s scientific activity is based on a highly dynamic international research community made up of local researchers and a global network of elite scientists. The research carried out in the center covers several scientific fields, including condensed matter physics, material science, atomic and molecular physics, photonics, quantum optics, polymer physics, chemical physics, cosmology, particle physics, theoretical chemistry, and photochemistry, among others.

DIPC also develops a large numbers of events to foster exchange and creativity among scientists worldwide. Furthermore, its extensive outreach program helps to establish a fluid and permanent dialogue between science and society.

The Severo Ochoa-María de Maeztu Program is an efficient instrument to augment the resources, to improve the agility, and to promote excellence in research institutions.
Ricardo Diez-Muiño
Director at DIPC