BGSMath organizes a number of activities of different nature during the academic year. These include training activities like advanced graduate courses or Junior meetings. Likewise, BGSMath faculty members organize or collaborate in the organization of numerous international workshops and conferences.


Chaotic behavior, Invariant Manifolds and Exponentially Small Phenomena in Dynamical Systems

Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 11.30am.
From November 11 to December 18, 2020
Location: FME (UPC)
Organisers: Marcel Guardia and Tere Seara
Speakers: Marcel Guardia and Tere Seara

The goal of this course is to understand the role of invariant manifolds and their intersections on the global dynamics of different models. In particular how this intersections give raise to chaotic dynamics and instability phenomena.

(POSTPONED) An Invitation to p-adic Methods in Number Theory

Since their introduction by Kurt Hensel in 1897, p-adic numbers have become ubiquitous in number theory, as they provide a way to use analytic techniques in arithmetic problems. These play a key role in most of modern results in number theory, such as Fermat’s Last Theorem, the known cases of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, or the proof of the Sato-Tate conjecture. These lectures, aimed at a broad audience, aim to introduce several techniques that illustrate their power.

Dates: starting the week of the 23rd of March, 2020.

(POSTPONED) Poisson processes: Stochastic Analysis, Malliavin-Stein Method, and Stochastic Geometry

Poisson processes are an important class of stochastic processes featuring in many branches of probability theory. They play a central role in stochastic geometry, where one is often interested in random geometric structures constructed from underlying Poisson processes. Examples include random tessellations, geometric random graphs, Boolean models, and random polytopes.

Days: 15, 20, 23, 27, 30 april from 10h-12h aula de seminaris, IMUB


Quantum Error-Correcting Codes

We will focus for a large part of the course on stabiliser codes which have an analogue in classical error-correcting codes. This will give us an opportunity to delve into classical error-correction too and it will turn out that some constructions of quantum codes can be lifted from the classical case.
Lecturers: Simeon Ball (UPC) and Felix Huber (ICFO)
January 21st and 23rd, 2020. Two sessions of two hours each day of the course (morning/afternoon).

Singular Integrals

Starting day: October 7, 2019. Last day: January 23, 2020
Organiser: Xavier Tolsa, ICREA-UAB
Speakers: Xavier Tolsa, ICREA-UAB (theory), Yorgos Sakellaris, UAB (problem sessions)

Course on K3 Surfaces

Fridays from 10:30 to 13:00 (October 4th to November 29th, 2019)
Organiser: Joan Carles Naranjo (Universitat de Barcelona)
Speakers: Martí Lahoz and Joan Carles Naranjo, University of Barcelona

Lectures on Quadratic Forms

September 17th, 2019. Organiser: Enrique Casanovas (Universitat de Barcelona)
Speakers: Martin Ziegler, Visiting Research Professor, University of Barcelona

BMS – BGSMath Junior Meeting 2019

The Second BMS – BGSMath Junior Meeting will take place from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 June 2019 at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB).

Barcelona Analysis Conference 2019

The BAC19 conference is a continuation of the BAC06 and BAC16 conferences, both held also in Barcelona in September 2006 and September 2016. As in 2006 and 2016, the main objective of the conference is to gather leading researchers in Mathematical Analysis and close areas to present the latest developments and discuss future lines of research. Participation of young researchers, to whom the conference is especially addressed, is encouraged.

25 – 28 June 2019, Aula Magna Historical Building UB.

Coding Theory and Rings

The foundations of classical coding theory are described with specific attention to the MacWilliams relations and the Singleton bound. The transfer of these fundamental ideas to coding theory over more general alphabets is described. The use of rings in coding theory is also highlighted. We end with a discussion of the major open problems in coding theory.
Speaker: Steven T. Dougherty (University of Scranton, Pennsylvania (USA))
Escola d’Enginyeria. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Sun Tzu approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

An introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis and a panoramic overview of the conjecture.
11 – 14 June 2019. Organiser: Eva Miranda (UPC-BGSMath)
Speakers: Vicente Muñoz (University of Málaga), Ricardo Pérez Marco (CNRS & University of Paris Diderot)

BGSMath María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence 2015-2019: Closing Workshop

The BGSMath/MdM excellence program finishes this year. To celebrate this success story we organize in June 6, 2019 a workshop highlighting the most relevant scientific results obtained within the program in the main research areas of BGSMath. We invite all BGSMAth faculty, students and friends to participate in this event. 

An Introduction to Equilibrium Problems and their applications

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical results and solution algorithms for Ky Fan inequalities, together with a wealth of applications.
Lecturer: Mauro Passacantando (University of Pisa)

Pricing valuation adjustments by correlation expansion

We consider firstly the problem of computing the Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) of a European option in a default intensity setting and in presence of the so-called Wrong Way Risk (WWR). Under appropriate conditions, the method can be extended to include several XVA’s, such as bilateral CVA, DVA (Debt Value Adjustment), FVA (Funding Value Adjustment) and LVA (Liquidity Value Adjustment) due to collateralization.
Speaker: Alessandro Ramponi (University of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy))
Aula S5, Soterrani, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, UB. 23 May 2019.

VIII Complexitat Day organizes an annual meeting, in which its members gather for a day to display their work, discuss and exchange ideas, or as an opportunity to meet future students. This year, the VIII Jornada de la Complexitat: “Interdisciplinary Research on Complexity” will be held at Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, on May 21, organized by the Complex Systems Group at CRM.
Keynote speaker: Iain Couzin (Max Planck Institute of Ornithology)

An introduction to derivators with applications to the study of t-structures

The theory of stable derivators can be thought of as a minimal enhancement of triangulated categories that allows for a good theory of homotopy co/limits. The idea of a derivator has been introduced independently by several authors in different areas of Pure Mathematics: Heller (in Algebraic Topology), Grothendieck (in Algebraic Geometry), Franke, Keller (in Representation Theory), and possibly others. This theory has recently found several applications to classical problems that had remained open for a long time in the setting of triangulated categories.
Speakers: Manuel Saorín (Universidad Murcia) y Simone Virili (Universidad de Murcia)
CRM, 2 – 6 May 2019

An introduction to wavelets and their applications

This BGSMath Graduate Course will consist of six two-hours sessions devoted to wavelets and their applications.
New room! Aula T1, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Univ. of Barcelona
Speakers: Joaquim Bruna (UAB & BGSMath), Josep Maria Mondelo (UAB & BGSMath)

Topics in Complex Dynamics 2019

This conference aims to bring together (experienced and junior) researchers in holomorphic dynamics from several different perspectives.
Barcelona, 25 -29 March 2019.

Fourteenth Barcelona Weekend in Group Theory

This is a meeting specialized in Theory of Groups, organized for the benefit of local specialists in Theory of Groups and in Geometry and Topology, and which contributes to the dissemination of the latest results obtained in our field, with the participation of international experts in the area.
15 – 16 March 2019, UPC.

Introduction to statistical learning theory

The goal of this 10-hour course is to lay out some of the basic principles and introduce mathematical tools that help understand and analyze machine learning algorithms.
Speaker: Gábor Lugosi, ICREA Research Professor, BGSMath – Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

FACARD 2019 workshop

Frobenius Action in Commutative Algebra: Recent Developments.
Speakers: Linquan Ma (Purdue University) & Holger Brenner (Universität Osnabrück)
IMUB, Barcelona, 16 – 18 January 2019

Training Session on Open Science and Open Access

This training session aims to provide an introduction to the concepts and historical background into Open Science, as well as the diverse routes to guarantee Open Access and contribute to research open Data. We will finish by presenting the CRM Repository.

Barcelona weekend on Operator Algebras

This workshop aims to become the annual meeting of the Operator Algebras community in Barcelona. We would like to bring together leading experts and active researchers in the field to disseminate results as well as to set out perspectives for the future. We also plan to foster interactions between Algebra, Geometry and Topology.

BGSMath 2018 Junior Meeting

The fourth BGSMath Junior Meeting is upcoming! This is an excellent opportunity for young researchers of the BGSMath community to meet senior researchers and colleagues from various universities and share their knowledge and skills. Don’t forget to present your poster!

Barcelona-Toulouse Probability Days

The Barcelona-Toulose Probability Days is a two-day scientific activity whose main objective consists in gathering researchers on probability theory, and particularly on stochastic analysis, from different institutions of Barcelona and Toulouse.

Complex Dynamics and Applications

This BGSMath Graduate Course will take place on the week of 16 July.
Speaker: Juan Rivera-Letelier (University of Rochester)
Topic: Complex Dynamics and Applications


The International Biometric Society organises the XXIX International Biometric Conference (IBC2018) to be held July 8–13, 2018 at the Barcelona International Conference Centre, Barcelona. 

Introduction to Functional Data Analysis with R

This course offers an introduction to FDA and presents some of the R libraries oriented to this type of data. Course organized by Servei d’Estadística Aplicada with the support of the BGSMath, through the ”María de Maeztu” Programme for Units of Excellence in R&D”.

An introduction to Parameterized Complexity

The course (9-12 Apr 2018) covers the concept of problem parameterization, explains why and how this induced the definition of the parameterized complexity hierarchy, and provides some links of this theory to the classical complexity theory.

Topological vistas in neuroscience

What does topology have to do the Blue Brain Project? Professor Kathryn Hess Bellwald will explain the results obtained in this collaboration

Metaheuristics Course

The first goal of this course is to give the students a general idea of the class of problems that benefit from and are amenable to be efficiently solvable by metaheuristics.
*** Please note some last-minute change!***

Maths for Industry 4.0

Maths for Industry 4.0 will showcase how academic excellence at BGSMath is helping companies becoming digital. Join us to learn about successful collaborative initiatives.

Matemàtiques com tu

Join us for an event organised jointly by BGSMath & Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018.

Hyper-Kähler geometry

UPC-BGSMath Colloquium.
Speaker: Claire Voisin, Còllege de France
Registration required

Algebraic and Combinatorial Phylogenetics

Statistics, probability, computation, differential equations, algorithmics, combinatorics, geometry and algebra all play an important role in biology, biostatistics and bioinformatics. Algebra and geometry have showed up in phylogenetics via the new discipline “algebraic statistics”.

Random Discrete Structures

Random methods have become one of the most active and fruitful areas of research in many areas of mathematics, science and engineering, …

Random Discrete Structures and Beyond

The BGSMath Monthly Program Random Discrete Structures and Beyond aims to bring together top leader researchers in combinatorics, probability theory and computer science in the area of random discrete structures.

Random discrete structures and beyond

With the support of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the ”María de Maeztu” Programme for Units of Excellence in R&D” (MDM‐2014‐0445).

Fundraising module (Session 1)

The first of a series of training modules addressed to the young researchers, to develop complementary and transferable skills.

What does a quant do? BGSMath seminar at UB

Quants, short for quantitative analysts, are persons who apply and develop mathematical or statistical methods in the context of problems in finance or risk…

1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop.

The 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop aims to bring together the internal practitioners in the area across the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics…

Dr. Joan Bruna

This is the first of a series of meetings addressed to BGSMath master and Ph.D. students and young researchers…

Number Theory

It seems the right time for the STNB to organize a six-week intensive program on number theory. It will contribute to maintain the level of exceptional research that is being done in Barcelona in the field. In addition, it will be a great opportunity to train a new generation of graduate students and to introduce them to this active, exciting, and fruitful area of research.

Category theory

This course is a systematic introduction to modern Category Theory, useful to all students in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Combinatorics, or Logic.

How does the heat equation explore geometric and functional inequalities?

The BGSMath Colloquium – Fall 2016 presents Michel Ledoux’s (Université de Toulouse) research: As is classical, the heat equation is a parabolic partial differential equation that describes the distribution of heat (or variation in temperature) in a given region over time.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate…

Jornada Científica BGSMath

In June 8 took place the annual BGSMath Scientific Meeting. The external members of the Advisory Scientific Committee will be present at the meeting.

II BGSMath Junior Meeting

BGSMath is a thriving community with many researchers from diverse areas of Mathematics. One of its most dynamic sections is that of Junior Researchers, …

I BGSMath Junior Meeting

The purpose of this workshop is to give the opportunity to young researchers and PhD students to present their current research in a friendly and collaborative environment.

Rational points on elliptic curves

BGSMATH COLLOQUIUM – FALL 2015. After presenting the current news about BGSMath, a lecture given by Henri Darmon (McGill University).

Algorithmic group theory

In this course we propose a trip through modern infinite group theory with a special emphasis on algorithmic issues.

Mathematical logic and linguistics

One of the new directions taken by mathematical logic in the late 20th century was the turn towards substructural or resource-conscious inference [Girard 1987].

Information theory

The aims of this course are to review the fundamental principles and methods of information theory.

Lie groups and bundles

Both Lie groups and line bundles are transversal tools that are used in many mathematical fields. We start from a geometrical point view, …

Homology in Algebra and Geometry

The course will present the classical setting of homology as well as an introduction to the more recent aspects that right now are changing the subject.

A course on Dynamical Systems

The lectures will be chosen among the following list of topics, according to the interests and backgrounds of the students…