It is the point whose sum of distances to the three vertexes of a triangle is minimal. It can be obtained as the point of intersections of the three segments that go from every vertex to the opposite vertex of the equilateral triangle, constructed over the opposite side. It can also be obtained by the intersections of the three circumscribed circles of each of the three equilateral triangles.

The mission of the Centro Internacional de Ciencias (CIC) is to always look for the Fermat point within and among Physicists, Mathematicians and Biologists by means of international gatherings in which scientists interested in a particular subject interact and collaborate. Most gatherings last three weeks but they can be from few days to six months.