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World Logic Day


Amílcar Sernadas Logic Prize 2020


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The jury of the Amílcar Sernadas Logic Prize unanimously decided to confer ex aequo the prize to the papers k-Provability in PA by Paulo Guilherme Santos and Reinhard Kahle (both from Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and An unexpected Boolean connective by Sérgio Marcelino (SQIG, Instituto de Telecomunicações & Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa).

The authors of the winning papers will present them in a zoom session on January 14th, World Logic Day, at 5pm (GMT+00:00).

Iberian Strings 2021

19/01/2021 — 22/01/2021

The Iberian Strings 2021 meeting is the twelfth meeting of the Iberian Strings series, superseding previous editions of the Workshop on Gravitational Aspects of Strings and Branes and of Northwest Strings. These meetings bring together a large part of the string theory community of Spain and Portugal with the aim of discussing and sharing recent advances in the field of strings and branes. However, all string theorists working elsewhere too are highly welcome to participate in the meeting.

Iberian Strings 2021 will be an online conference.

Applications to the Professor Jaime Campos Ferreira Prize — 2020

30/10/2020 — 27/11/2020

Applications to the 2020 Professor Jaime Campos Ferreira Prize are now open, until 5pm on November 27, 2020.

This prize was established in 2002 by the Department of Mathematics of IST with the twofold purpose of distinguishing, for academic merit in Mathematics, students at this school, and to honor Professor Jaime Campos Ferreira (1927­-2016), Emeritus Professor at IST, who decisevely contributed to the creation and development of the Department and greatly stimulated the interest in Mathematics of several generations of students.

Mathematical Analysis of the interior of black holes


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Propriedades globais de soluções das equações de Einstein, PTDC/MAT-ANA/1275/2014

The best current description of the Universe on a macroscopic scale is the General Relativity theory, which explains gravity in terms of deformation of the space-time geometry.

The theory predicts the existence of black holes – regions of space-time where geometry deformation is so intense that not even light can leave that region.

José Natário on 90 seconds of science programme


In the episode 890 of July 3, of the Antena 1, 90 seconds of science radio programme, José Natário discusses the possibility of destroying black holes by rotational speed increase past an upper bound. His results establish that this can not occur.

José Natário interview to Science Focus on warp drive


"Warp drive" refers to certain mathematical solutions of Einstein's equations in General Relativity that would allow faster than light travel by deforming spacetime appropriately. However, general theorems proved by José Natário in 2002 show that these solutions are physically unattainable, since they always involve negative energy and the formation of horizons. Recently, José Natário discussed these results in an interview to BBC Science Focus Magazine.

Intensive Week PDEs on the WEB

08/06/2020 — 12/06/2020

The intensive week of PDEs is a joint initiative of some research groups in Italy (Turin and Rome) and Portugal (Lisbon), which allows to continue the exchange of ideas within the PDE community in this strange period, where scientific travels have stopped.

Each day there will be a session of the mini-course and a talk given by one of the participants. Then in the remaining time people would be able to organize in small groups in order to discuss research (ongoing or new). The meeting aims to intensify the existing collaborations and to stimulate interactions between participants.

8th IST-IME Meeting

07/09/2020 — 11/09/2020

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Postponed to 2021

This meeting, whose scope comprises Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and related topics, aims to promote integration of researchers of both IST and IME (and other institutions), with the presentation of research works and plenary lectures of the participants.

This edition will honor Giorgio Fusco, who has been a major contributor to the IST-IME link.

Ana Bela Cruzeiro elected corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences


The Lisbon Academy of Sciences elected Professor Ana Bela Cruzeiro as a national corresponding member in the Class of Sciences (Mathematics).

It is the fourth time this title is granted to a professor of the Department of Mathematics of IST (Luís Torres Magalhães, 1995; Rui Loja Fernandes, 2006; Adélia Sequeira, 2018).

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