BGSMath’s PhD students Robert Cardona and Clara Cufí awarded the Évariste Galoise Award
The Évariste Galois Award is aimed at students of a master’s or doctorate degree for unpublished research, bibliographic or mathematical essay and was established in 1962.
On April 30, the Catalan Society of Mathematics (SCM) awarded UPC and BGSMath’s PhD student Robert Cardona the Éveriste Galoise Award (Premi Évariste Galois) 2019 for his work “Singular symplectic manifolds and integrable systems”. The jury emphasised the amount, quality and originality of the work, especially given the young age of the awardee, who is working in Eva Miranda’s Geometry and Dynamical Systems group and is conducting his thesis under her direction. Miranda is the UPC representative on the BGSMath Governing Board.
A secondary prize was also awarded to UAB and BGSMath’s PhD student Clara Cufí, for her work entitled “The parameterization method for invariant manifolds associated to parabolic points”. She is currently working on her thesis with Armengol Gasull, a professor at UAB and BGSMath Faculty member.
Dolors Herbera, professor at UAB and also a BGSMath Faculty member, who is the new president of the SCM, handed them the award in a ceremony at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. The Évariste Galois Award is aimed at students of a master’s or doctorate degree for unpublished research, bibliographic or mathematical essay and was established in 1962. It is inspired by the French mathematician Évariste Galois who was just 20 when he died in 1832 from wounds suffered in a duel.