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Miguel Abreu elected corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences

26/05/2022 — 30/06/2022

The Lisbon Academy of Sciences elected Professor Miguel Abreu as a national corresponding member in the Class of Sciences (Mathematics).

Yasser Omar elected corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences


The Lisbon Academy of Sciences elected Professor Yasser Omar as a national corresponding member in the Class of Sciences (Physics).

Results of the XXIV Olimpíadas Iberoamericanas de Matemática Universitária 2021


Portugal received 7 medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze). Six of the medal recipients are IST students, five from Licenciatura em Matemática Aplicada e Computação (LMAC) and one from Licenciatura em Engenharia Física Tecnológica. The gold medal awarded to LMAC student Pedro Dias correspondsto the highest of the competition:

Congratulations to Pedro Dias and all medal recipients!

School on Mirror Symmetry and Moduli Spaces

27/06/2022 — 01/07/2022

@ Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

The purpose of this Workshop-School 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. 


Emilio Franco (CAMGSD-IST, Universidade de Lisboa)
Ana Peón-Nieto (University of Birmingham)
Tom Sutherland (Vienna).

Workshop Fuchsian Differential Equations

11/05/2022 — 15/05/2022

@ Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon

Fuchsian Differential Equations are ordinary linear equations typically with polynomial coefficients. As such they are susceptible to algebraic and arithmetic methods. 

For instance, their behaviour under reduction modulo a prime $p$ is still full of mysteries and unsolved conjectures. 

We will approach the topic in a very accessible and explicit manner, looking at concrete examples, computational aspects, various conjectures, and a comparison of main techniques.  

Organizer:  Herwig Hauser, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna 

Workshop on Symplectic Dynamics

27/06/2022 — 01/07/2022

@ Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

This workshop aims to gather experts on Symplectic Geometry and Hamiltonian Dynamics in a leisurely ambiance. The program includes a small number of lectures, leaving plenty of time for informal discussions.

Bronze medal for IST/LMAC students at the SWERC 2021-2022 programming contest


@ Milão

A team of three IST/Applied Mathematics and Computation (LMAC) students - David Nassauer, Pedro Dias, and Rui Zhu Wang - won a bronze medal at the South West European Regional Contest (SWERC) 2021-2022.

SWERC is a programming contest focused on algorithmic problem solving and practical coding. It is open to teams from France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. SWERC serves as the regional selection phase for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).

The 2020-2021 edition was organized by Politecnico di Milano and took place on April 23rd-24th in Milan. Outlaws (David Nassauer, Pedro Dias, and Rui Zhu Wang) ranked 12th among 97 teams from 49 institutions. Congratulations to Outlaws!

BPS State Counting, Holography and Quantum Information

31/08/2022 — 02/09/2022

@ Department of Mathematics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

This online international workshop brings together experts in quantum gravity and string theory to stimulate collaborative discussions and exchange of ideas on the latest developments and results in the field.

Organizers: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso, Suresh Nampuri.

Irene Fonseca was awarded the ISIMM Senior Prize 2022


@ Symposium on Trends in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, Brescia

Irene Fonseca, the Kavčić-Moura University Professor of Mathematics and currently the Director of the Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded the  ISIMM Senior Prize 2022 in recognition of her contributions to the area of calculus of variations and to the mathematics of materials sciences, and for her service to the mathematics community. She also stands out for being an inspiring mentor and a role model for other women mathematicians.

Lisbon Young Mathematicians Conference 2022 (LYMC2022)

13/04/2022 — 14/04/2022

@ Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa

Lisbon Young Mathematicians Conference 2022 (LYMC2022) 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 to 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.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

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