María de maeztu UNIT OF EXCELLENCE (2015-2019)
María de maeztu UNIT OF EXCELLENCE
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), as one of the promoting institutions of the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics, was awarded with a Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence (MDM-2014-0445) by the Spanish Government in 2015.
The María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award is one of the highest recognitions for scientific institutions in Spain, acknowledging the world-class quality of the research performed by the members of the Unit.The awardbacks up (with 2MEuros over 4 years, in the case of the Units) the Unit´s Strategic Research Programme (SRP), in order to leverage their scientific capabilities and contribute towards their international leadership.
The strategic research programme of the Unit could be pictured as a matrix. The SRP was organized into seven large areas of research in the mathematical sciences, with each area focused on two / three vertical objectives, which represented a total of fifteen fundamental research challenges.
Three transversal objectives (attracting and training young researchers, knowledge transfer to industry and society, and cross-fertilization) completed the SRP matrix, providing input into the lines and guiding the dissemination of the output.
The Unit of Excellence Award enabled the CRM to attract international talent to contribute to the diverse areas: 22 PhDs (supervised by some of the Senior Researchers in the diverse strategic lines) and 15 postdoctoral fellows were hired between 2015 and 2019 thanks to the MdM Award plus related opportunities such as INPHINIT Incoming PhD programme (La Caixa) and Santander Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Algebra, Geometry and Topology
Line principal investigator: Carles Casacuberta
MdM PhDs: Laurent Cantier (2017-onoing), Robert Cardona (2018-ongoing), Marina Garrote (2017-ongoing), Anastasiia Matveeva (2018-ongoing), Andrés Rojas (2017-ongoing), Carlos Sáez (2015-2018), Mallika Roy (2017-ongoing).
Analysis, Probability and Partial Differential Equations
Line principal investigator: Xavier Tolsa
Guarantor: Xavier Cabré
Discrete Mathematics, Algorithmics and Logic
Line principal investigator: Oriol Serra
Guarantor: Marc Noy (IP Unit of Excellence)
MdM Postdocs: Gonzalo Fiz (2017-ongoing)
MdM PhDs: Maximilian Wötzel (2017-ongoing)
Line Principal Investigator: Tere Martinez-Seara
Postdocs: Stefano Pasquali (2018-ongoing)
Mathematics and Statistics for Life and Social Sciences
Line Principal Investigator: Tomás Alarcón
Guarantor: Guadalupe Gómez
MdM Postdocs: Helmut Schmidt (2016-2018)
Modelling and Simulation
Line Principal Investigator: Álvaro Corral
Guarantor: Gerard Gómez
Line Principal Investigator: Víctor Rotger
Senior Team Member: Luis Dieulefait
Postdocs: Francesc Fité (2016-2018)