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Online Workshop on Black Holes, BPS and Quantum Information

20/09/2021 — 24/09/2021

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This online international workshop brings together researchers to facilitate collaborative discussions on current developments in quantum gravity and string theory.

Organizers: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Suresh Nampuri

Reminder to be sent: 2021-07-01

New Educast video channel: Canal Departamento de Matemática, Instituto Superior Técnico

30/09/2021 — 31/10/2021

A video channel was created on the FCCN Educast platform for storage and distribution of various contents regarding the Department of Mathematics.



The Abel Prize 2021


The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2021 to László Lovász of Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (ELKH, MTA Institute of Excellence) and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, “for their foundational contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, and their leading role in shaping them into central fields of modern mathematics”.

2021 National Meeting of the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM), July 12-16, online edition

12/07/2021 — 16/07/2021

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The 2021 National Meeting of the SPM will take place online, from July 12 to 16.

The PROGRAM includes 14 PLENARY SPEAKERS, all with distinctions and awards: Fields Medals (4), invited speakers at ICM, EMS Prize, Euler Medal, Fulkerson Awards, Henri Poincaré, Loève and Paul Doistau-Émile Blutet, Philip Leverhulme, MacArthur Fellows, CNRS Silver Medal, NSF Career, TWAS Prize, Whitehead Jr&Sr, Pessoa Award; PARALLEL SESSIONS on mathematics, teaching, history, and dissemination, with Portuguese and foreign researchers; 9 BLOCKS FOR CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS of 2 h each (45 min + 3 times 20 min).


20/09/2021 — 24/09/2021

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The European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH) conferences are a forum for presenting and discussing novel and fundamental advances in numerical mathematics and challenging scientific and industrial applications on the highest level of international expertise. They started in Paris in 1995. Subsequent ENUMATH conferences were held at the universities of Heidelberg (1997), Jyväskylä (1999), Ischia Porto (2001), Prague (2003), Santiago de Compostela (2005), Graz (2007), Uppsala (2009), Leicester (2011), Lausanne (2013), Ankara (2015), Bergen (2017) and Egmond aan Zee (2019).

ENUMATH 2021 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been postponed to September 4-8, 2023, in Lisbon and will take place at the same location, the Instituto Superior Técnico. Most of the Invited Speakers of the ENUMATH 2021 conference already accepted the invitation for 2023. The website with updated news will be created in due time.

School on Mirror Symmetry and Moduli Spaces

28/06/2021 — 02/07/2021

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The purpose of this Workshop-School is to bring together researchers working on different mirror symmetry phenomena occuring in moduli spaces. Along with cutting-edge research talks, there will be four introductory mini courses addressed to students and young researchers in differential geometry, algebraic geometry, theoretical physics and related areas.

LYMC 2021 - Lisbon Young Mathematicians Conference


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Lisbon Young Mathematics Conference 2021 (LYMC2021) is a conference directed for Postdocs, PhD and Master students of Lisbon Universities. PhD and Master students will present short communications about their current research work.

The participation of prominent invited speakers will strongly contribute for the enrichment of knowledge, inspiring the young researchers.

The meeting intends to create an atmosphere conducive to sharing experiences and ideas among the young researchers, increasing their scientific background, to facilitate novel breakthroughs.

This conference will take place via Zoom. The registration is free but mandatory.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: ULisboa ranks among the world’s top 200 (151-200) in Mathematics

12/03/2021 — 31/03/2021

ULisboa is among the world’s top 300 universities in 34 of 51 subjects areas ranked by QS. The excellent Instituto Superior Técnico performance contributes to ULisboa good positioning in the Top 100.

In Mathematics, ULisboa ranks among 151-200.

Celebration of the second International Day of Mathematics (IDM), March 14, 2021

11/03/2021 — 15/03/2021

The chosen theme for 2021 is Mathematics for a Better World.

In view of the pandemic, many celebrations will take place online or be limited to classrooms.

The Mathematics for a Better World Poster Challenge generated 2100 proposals, please visit the gallery:

The 2021 Global Online Celebration will start as March 14 begins in Oceania and end 48 hours later at the end of March 14. It will consist in liveblogging pictures and videos from IDM events worldwide, posters, announcements and more. Posting can be done on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using the hashtag #idm314.

The main event will be a series of short online talks for a general audience on mathematics and how it can make the world better. There will be three sessions in three different languages: English, French, and Spanish. The talks will be streamed live through the IDM website completely free and without any need to sign up. It will take place from 14:00 UTC to 18:05 UTC. Here is the Program of the main event:

It is still possible to post IDM celebrations, including classroom celebrations on the IDM website.

Mathematics Winter School

22/02/2021 — 26/02/2021

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The Mathematics Winter School (WSM) is designed to help students from the first or 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 from the first or second cycle of university studies, from IST or other schools, students of mathematics or not.

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