The Grupo de Física Nuclear at Complutense University of Madrid (GFN-UCM) belongs to the Departamento de Estructura de la Materia, Física Térmica y Electrónica of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, located at the CEI Moncloa. It is recognized officially as a research group by the University.
We are a multidisciplinary group with multiple research lines including, in no particular order:
Theoretical nuclear physics: nuclear structure, beta decay, neutrino physics.
Experimental nuclear physics: study of exoti nuclei with applications in nuclear structure studies and nuclear astrophysics.
Radiation detection and electronics: development of advanced instrumentation for nuclear physics including scintillating materials and photomultipliers, digital and analogic treatment of signals, advanced electronics.
Medical physics and biotechnology: artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, reconstruction of medical images, PET, ultrasound tomography, radiation therapy, intraoperative radiotherapy, proton radiotherapy, dosimetry.
Radiobiology: study of dose rate and LET effects of different radiation types in biological samples including cell cultures and small animals.
The group started operation in 1993 and is partnered with Instituto de Estructura de la Materia at CSIC (IEM-CSIC), member of the Centro Nacional de Física de Partículas, Astropartículas y Nuclear (CPAN), member of the Spanish Nuclear Physics network (FNUC), member of the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria San Carlos (IdISSC) with the denomination of "Grupo de Técnicas e Instrumentación Nuclear en Biomedicina - TINBI", and founding member of the Instituto de Física de Partículas y del Cosmos (IPARCOS).
With a marked translational component and the transfer of its results to the industry, the group maintains collaborations with different research centers and hospitals as well as with several companies in the radiation physics and biomedicine fields. The group has in turn a teaching projection in university degrees and masters at national and international level. Likewise, there is a lot of experience in the organization of courses, congresses and conferences aimed at both the training of professionals and the dissemination of scientific activities.
Originally directed by Professor José María Gómez Gómez, the GFN-UCM is now lead by professors José Manuel Udías Moinelo and Luis Mario Fraile.