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Diagonal Workshop


The Diagonal Workshop is a meeting of the fellows of the New Talents in Mathematics Programme sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The meeting this year will be at Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade de Lisboa.


Amílcar Sernadas (1952 - 2017)


Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017)

12/07/2017 — 14/07/2017

The conference Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017) is the first event of a new conference series. The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the interplay of computer science, statistics and visualisation, and to build bridges between these fields.

Call for Applications — Hylef Project Doctoral and Postdoctoral Grants

22/12/2016 — 15/02/2017

The research program on Hydrodynamic Limits and Equilibrium Fluctuations: universality from stochastic systems, coordinated by Patrícia Gonçalves, invites applications for doctoral and postdoctoral positions for research in Mathematics / Probability at the Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems of the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

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Quantum Spacetime ’17

30/01/2017 — 03/02/2017

The workshop will take place at Departamento de Física e Astronomia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto.

This workshop will address various aspects of noncommutative geometry (NCG) as covered by the COST Action MP1405 Quantum Structure of Spacetime (QSpace):

  • Connection of NCG with realistic phenomenological models, including the Standard Models of Particle Physics and Cosmology
  • New constructions of fields, matter and quantum spacetimes in NCG
  • Connections between NCG and other models of gravity

Jaime Campos Ferreira, 1927-2016


Mathematics Winter School

06/02/2017 — 08/02/2017

The Mathematics Winter School (MWS) is designed to help students from the first or beginning second cycle of university studies find fascinating study options. Mathematicians, from university and industry, are going to talk about mathematics, its applications, mathematical research, and mathematics in the real word, in an environment where students will have time and space to look, listen and think ahead.

The MWS is open to all interested students, at the end of the first cycle of studies or at the beginning of the second cycle, from IST or other schools, students of mathematics or not. Students from outside the Lisbon area may apply for financial support.

The Legacy of Claude Shannon


Claude Shannon (1916-2001), with his 1948 seminal article A mathematical Theory of Communication settting the general rules of contemporary information theory, laid the mathematical foundations for a technical revolution that we are currently enjoying. With his further work he brought deep theoretical insights and contributions for the convergence of computing and communications. This joint initiative of Centro Internacional de Matemática and Instituto de Telecomunicações, in collaboration with Instituto Superior Técnico and other institutions, celebrates Shannon's legacy at the University of Lisbon on the occasion of his centenary.

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Two MMA students awarded prize by the Portuguese Statistical Society in 2016


Margarida Vilela and Rúben Sousa, students of the Master in Mathematics and Applications (MMA), were awarded the Research Starter Prize of the Portuguese Statistical Society for their master theses entitled Classical and Robust Symbolic Principal Component Analysis for Interval Data and Barrier Option Pricing under the 2-Hypergeometric Stochastic Volatility Model and written under the supervision of Professor Rosário Oliveira (IST) and Professors Ana Bela Cruzeiro and Manuel Guerra (ISEG) (respectively).

The awards will be handed to these two MMA students on November 28, 2016, at 3:30PM (Room 6.4.31, DEIO, FCUL), within the scope of the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the Portuguese Statistical Society.

Applications of Mathematics to Simulations of the Cardiovascular System


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