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2nd Joint BMS-BGSMath Junior Meeting (Berlin on June 26-28)

2nd Joint BMS-BGSMath Junior Meeting (Berlin on June 26-28)

The Junior Meetings were launched in October 2017, with the first edition held in Barcelona, to create strong scientific exchange, strengthen research collaboration between the respective maths communities, and enhance the multicultural environment of both graduate schools.
Xavier Tolsa is awarded the Rei Jaume I Prize

Xavier Tolsa is awarded the Rei Jaume I Prize

UAB – BGSMath and ICREA professor Xavier Tolsa Domènech has been awarded the “Rei Jaime I” Prize in the category of basic research. This award recognises six different categories, and it’s sponsored every year by the Valencian Government (Generalitat Valenciana). The ceremony took place on 4 June at the seat of the Catalan Government in the city of Valencia, under the auspices of the Valencian president Ximo Puig.
Comunicado de prensa REM integro: Las matemáticas son responsables del 10% del PIB, según el primer estudio que analiza la intensidad matemática de la economía española

Comunicado de prensa REM integro: Las matemáticas son responsables del 10% del PIB, según el primer estudio que analiza la intensidad matemática de la economía española

En España las matemáticas son responsables directas del 6% del empleo, pero en Reino Unido, Francia y Holanda esta cifra oscila entre el 10% y el 11%. Si se añade el impacto indirecto e inducido de las matemáticas sobre otras actividades económicas en España, las cifras alcanzan el 19,4% del empleo y el 26,9% del PIB. La empresa española incorpora aún pocos profesionales de alta intensidad matemática, como especialistas en bases de datos, finanzas o diseñadores de software. Son las ocupaciones más productivas y las que más crecerán, pese a que en España lo harán menos (0,47% anual) que en la Europa de los 15 (0,59% anual). Si en las empresas españolas hubiera la misma proporción de graduados en ciencias e ingenierías que en Francia, la productividad del trabajo aumentaría un 2,2%. Es un trabajo realizado por Afi (Analistas Financieros Internacionales) por encargo de la Red Estratégica en Matemáticas (REM), que integra la comunidad matemática española.
REM PRESS RELEASE: Mathematics is responsible for 10% of the Spanish GDP, according to the first study that analyzes the mathematical intensity of the Spanish economy

REM PRESS RELEASE: Mathematics is responsible for 10% of the Spanish GDP, according to the first study that analyzes the mathematical intensity of the Spanish economy

In Spain, mathematics account for 6% of the employment, while in UK, France and the Netherlands this percentage lies between 10% and 11%. Spanish industry still employs a relative low number of high-intensity mathematics professionals, such as database, finance or software design specialists. These are the most productive and faster-growing jobs. The research has been performed by Afi (Analistas Financieros Internacionales) on behalf of the Red Estratégica en Matemáticas (REM), which involves the Spanish mathematical community.
The ‘Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonal Extremes’ consortium is looking for 12 PhD candidates to join the project

The ‘Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonal Extremes’ consortium is looking for 12 PhD candidates to join the project

The Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonal Extremes (CAFE) project is in full swing with the announcement of the call for 12 PhD Positions for the MSCA ITN CAFE: Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonal Extremes. This project will train a team of experienced interdisciplinary researchers in atmospheric and oceanic processes, in extreme meteorological phenomena and tools for their prediction.
Ros-Oton, another trophy on the shelf

Ros-Oton, another trophy on the shelf

The brilliant BGSMath alumnus accrues new awards: the last recognition he has received is the “Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award 2019”.
BGSMath’s Faculty members Martínez-Seara and Guardia win ICREA Acadèmia Award

BGSMath’s Faculty members Martínez-Seara and Guardia win ICREA Acadèmia Award

Mathematicians Marcel Guardia and Maria Teresa Martínez-Seara will be able to intensify their research for five years as a result of becoming part of the ICREA Acadèmia program. “Catalan mathematics is becoming an international reference, and this prestigious award is just the last acknowledgement of this continued success”, says BGSMath Director Marta Sanz-Solé.
Juan Margalef participated in the Meeting entitled “Encounter with Science: Spanish research in the 21st Century” at the Spanish Royal House in El Pardo, Madrid

Juan Margalef participated in the Meeting entitled “Encounter with Science: Spanish research in the 21st Century” at the Spanish Royal House in El Pardo, Madrid

BGSMath Postdoctoral Fellow, Juan Margalef Bentabol, from the Mathematics Department (UPC), member of the Geometry and Dynamical Systems Lab and of the GEOMVAP group, participated in the meeting entitled “Encounter with Science: Spanish research in the 21st Century” that took place at the Pardo Palace yesterday, 21st March.
“A more than extraordinary woman has won the Abel Prize: it was about time!”

“A more than extraordinary woman has won the Abel Prize: it was about time!”

US mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck has worked in many areas of mathematics, and has laid the foundations for new and fertile disciplines. Apart from the prestigious award obtained today, worth €600,000, she has received recognitions such as the National Medal of Science in 2000 and the American Mathematical Society Leroy P Steel Prize in 2007. Fellow mathematician Eva Miranda (from the UPC and the BGSMath) recognises that the first woman who obtains an Abel Prize represents a milestone, and that she is an excellent model for all mathematicians around the world.
Probability of Catastrophic Geomagnetic Storm Lower than Estimated

Probability of Catastrophic Geomagnetic Storm Lower than Estimated

According to a group of mathematicians, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the globe “only” reaches 1.9% maximum. Nevertheless, the event would produce severe consequences and governments should be prepared, researchers warn.
SOMMa press release: First formal meeting between the Minister Pedro Duque and the alliance of Severo Ochoa centres and María de Maeztu units

SOMMa press release: First formal meeting between the Minister Pedro Duque and the alliance of Severo Ochoa centres and María de Maeztu units

On Monday, 11 February, a formal meeting at the highest level took place between representatives of the ministry and the Severo Ochoa – María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa). The gathering, that took place in the context of the visit of the Minister to the ALBA synchrotron, certified the first formal meeting between the Alliance and the Minister Mr Pedro Duque.
BGSMath celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with an event on 14F at the IEC

BGSMath celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with an event on 14F at the IEC

Among the invited speakers: mathematician Marta Macho, youtuber Mathgurl (Inês Guimarães) and monologuist Juan Margalef. "The world of mathematics reflects inequalities that we find everywhere," says Eva Miranda. "The good news is that we are increasingly more women in mathematics, we do research that has a great impact on society and we are more visible than ever. And, of course, we are all in love with mathematics - and there is no better day to celebrate than Feb 14".
CAFE will train 12 young scientists to tackle extreme weather events

CAFE will train 12 young scientists to tackle extreme weather events

Álvaro Corral will be leading an international partnership focused in training 12 brilliant young researchers who will advance climate change studies with a new interdisciplinary approach. “Extreme weather events are increasing as a consequence of climate change. To limit their catastrophic consequences, we need to learn how to model complex systems,” he says.
“This guy will win a Fields Medal!”

“This guy will win a Fields Medal!”

BGSMath alumnus Xavier Ros - Oton has worked closely with one of the new Fields Medal recipient, the Italian Alessio Figalli. We asked him to share with Penta readers what makes Alessio a very special person and a great mathematician.
Meet the partial differential equations tamer

Meet the partial differential equations tamer

The European Research Council awarded the Catalan mathematician Xavier Ros-Oton (University of Zurich) with an ERC Starting Grant. Penta met him and asked him for good advices. And No, you do not need to be a genius to be a good mathematician.
The geometry that solves every day’s problems

The geometry that solves every day’s problems

Researchers who, allegedly, “cannot distinguish between a donut and a cup,” and who work on the old Travelling Salesman problem joined UPC and BGSMath Faculty members Vera Sacristán and Rodrigo Silvera this spring for an Intensive Research Programme focussed on Discrete, Combinatorial and Computational Geometry.
BGSMath appoints its new Governing Body

BGSMath appoints its new Governing Body

The five member-institutions that constitute the BGSMath (CRM, UB, UAB, UPC, UPF) have chosen their new representatives in the Board, and they elected the new Director, University of Barcelona Professor Marta Sanz-Solé.
SOMMA Press Release: Business supports Spanish science

SOMMA Press Release: Business supports Spanish science

The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa) receive the support of R&I- related industry and organizations in their efforts to persuade politicians to solve the administrative problems affecting the research sector in Spain.
April 2018’s Scientific Highlights at BGSMath

April 2018’s Scientific Highlights at BGSMath

In this section of Penta, we would like to highlight our best scientific papers. If you feel one of your published papers is especially relevant and would like to see it highlighted in the newsletter, please send it to highlights@bgsmath.cat.
Industrial PhDs, a good way to foster R & D

Industrial PhDs, a good way to foster R & D

Glòria Casanellas is in the third year of her “Industrial PhD” (“doctorat industrial”) at a company that produces lenses, Horizons Optical, in collaboration with the Polytechnic university of Catalonia (UPC).
EXCELLENCE 2016

EXCELLENCE 2016

The meeting analyzed the background where UAB has achieved their status of campus with the highest number of institutes with ...
Maria de Maeztu Grant

Maria de Maeztu Grant

BGSMath was awarded in June 2015 the label “María de Maeztu” by the Spanish Government. This four year award is open to spanish research institutions...

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