Some scientific events organized by BGSMath members can become part of the scientific programme of the BGSMath and thereby benefit from its stamp of scientific quality. These events can be summer schools, mini-courses, workshops, conferences, etc. Events co-organized by the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) and the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB) can also become an activity endorsed by the BGSMath.

Make a proposal for a BGSMath scientific activity

You can propose that a scientific activity becomes part of the BGSMath programme by sending an e-mail to with the name of the activity and its webpage address. If not available on its website, please provide information about:

  • Organizing committee/organizers
  • Scientific programme
  • Scientific committee

A recommendation to the BGSMath Governing Board about your proposal will be prepared by the BGSMath Advisory Scientific Committee.

Becoming a BGSMath scientific activity does not grant financial support, but the event will be published on the BGSMath webpage, and the BGSMath will advertise the event through its communication channels.

Inform us about a scientific activity

If you want to inform us about a scientific activity that you would like to be advertised by the BGSMath, please let us know.


You may do so by sending us an email at with the name of the activity and its webpage. If not available on the website, please provide detailed information about the following (in a single pdf file).


  • Organizing committee/organizers
  • Scientific programme
  • Scientific committee

Please note that we also manage a calendar of math events where we can list all of the activities that do not become part of the BGSMath scientific programme.



BMS-BGSMath Junior Meeting 2022

5-7 September, 2022

The event will be held at the historical building of the University of Barcelona (Gran Via, 585, 08007 Barcelona)

The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) share the common goal of striving for excellence in their doctoral and postdoctoral training programs.



FROM JULY 04, 2022 TO JULY 29, 2022

This will be the first ‘Barcelona Introduction to Mathematical Research’ Summer Program organized by CRM-UB with professors from UB-UAB-UPC-CRM, which aims to attract students in Mathematics (mainly in their 3rd or 4th year) from any university (in Barcelona or elsewhere).The program will consist of a research project, four minicourses and other activities.


Registration deadline: 10 / 06 / 2022

This summer school series aims at training their participants in key strategic problems in mathematics and their applications, with the core idea that theory and applications strengthen each other. The school is focused in training of young researchers whilst opening new fields for senior ones.

BGSMath Spring Colloquium 2022

On the occasion of the Kick-Off Meeting for the Maria de Maeztu distinction awarded to Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Helen Byrne from the University of Oxford and Xavier Tolsa from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will be giving two scientific talks.

An Invitation to p-adic Methods in Number Theory

Dates: From March 22nd (9 lectures)

Facultat de Matemàtiques i Informàtica. Universitat de Barcelona

Xavier Guitart (Universitat de Barcelona)
Marc Masdeu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Santiago Molina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Monday and Wednesday
From February 14th (about 15 weeks)

Aula T1, Edifici històric, Universitat de Barcelona

Claudia García (UB), Eduardo García-Juarez (UB), Javier Gómez-Serrano (UB) and Jaemin Park (UB)

Algorithmic Learning and Deep Neural Networks

The main purpose of the course is to describe the nature of algorithmic learning (AL), of its most relevant modalities and most successful applications, together with a presentation of the main mathematical ingredients that provide the basis for both the definition and study of models and for the analysis of the algorithms. Along the way, open questions and problems will be highlighted.

ONLINE (October 5th – November 18th)

BGSMath Colloquium 2021

Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)

This colloquium will be held online via ZOOM. The relevant link will be provided to all registered participants in the days leading up to the colloquium.

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.

April 19 – May 7, 2021

Fragments of algebraic graph theory

From January 13 to March 25, Wednesdays and Thursdays 17h-19h (Barcelona time)

The course will be entirely accessible through the web.

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.

INPhINIT doctoral fellowship call 2019

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Deadline: 6 February 2019 (Incoming modality); 27 February 2019 (Retaining modality).

Maria de Maeztu Master Internships Programme 2019

The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath), Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu (MdM), launches a Call for 4 Master Internship Grants, aiming to attracting master students to carry out his/her Master thesis Project in a BGSMath group.

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!

Open call for PhD positions (Ministry of Science) 2018

Open PhD positions: two associated to the “María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence” (MDM-2014-0445) and eight to other BGSMath projects.
Deadline: 29 Oct 2018 (15.00h CET). English help guide available.

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.


The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics opens a call for a “Banco de Santander – María de Maetzu” postdoctoral positions, to work in any of its seven research strategic areas. PhD must have been obtained between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015.

”la Caixa” Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme

The “la Caixa” Foundation’s Junior Leader postdoctoral fellowships programme has the goal to attract international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres. Deadline: 26 Sep 2018


The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics opens a call for 1 junior postdoctoral positions in any area of mathematics. The fellowships will be funded through the Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award (2015-2019). Deadline for submission: 14/9/2018.

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”.

Summer internships 2018

The BGSMath launches a first Summer Internship Program to provide undergraduate students in Mathematics and close-by disciplines the opportunity to conduct summer research projects. The goal of the Program is to encourage students, from any nationality, in the pursuit of a scientific career and provide them with a first experience as researchers.

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.

INPhINIT doctoral fellowship call

INPhINIT is a doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres. Deadline: 1 February 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.

BGSMath doctoral call 2017-2020

Applications welcome for 4 Ph.D. positions in all areas of mathematics. Deadline March 23rd. Incorporation before September 2017.

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, …

BGSMath doctoral call 2016-2019

BGSMath opens a call for 4 Ph.D. three-year positions in all areas of mathematics and its applications. Applications till May 13th, 2016.

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].

MINECO doctoral call 2015

The aim of the contracts is to develop a doctoral training project in one of the research groups of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath).

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…