The XXVI edition of the International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics (IFWGP) will take place at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) from the 4th to the 7th of September, 2017. This series of international workshops, held at Spanish and Portuguese universities and research centers, covers topics in the fields of Differential Geometry, Applied Mathematics and Physics.
Conference to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Peter J. Cameron.
The conference will have a satellite workshop on Symmetry in Finite and Infinite Structures that will be held on the 28th July. All participants of the Cameron’s Conference are automatically entitled to this event. The workshop will have an in-depth presentation of Babai’s graph isomorphism theorem. There will be also slots on semigroups | groups and combinatorics | logic | statistics.
The main aim of the conference is to promote, encourage, cooperate, and bring together researchers in the fields of differential & difference equations. All areas of differential & difference equations will be represented with special emphasis on applications.
The International Workshop on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization Theory is dedicated to the 60th birthday of Aram Arutyunov, Professor at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and Moscow State University.
The aim is not only to present and discuss research avenues in the very dynamic fields of Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization leading to more valuable and beautifully flourishing Mathematics, but also to share high standard values that this research community has been setting.
A large number of contributed talks address numerous issues in widely diversified classes of problems on the themes of the workshop, which certainly encompass the three main large group of topics in which Professor Aram Arutyunov provided the most significant contributions:
Optimal Control — Pontryagin Maximum Principle, State and Mixed Constraints, Degeneracy Phenomena, Controllability Conditions, Generalized Controls, Impulsive Control Problems, Second-order Optimality Conditions;
Abnormal Problems — Second-order Optimality Conditions in Abnormal Minimizers, Inverse and Implicit Function Theorems in Abnormal Points; and
C-infinito, the Mathematics Club at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, presents:
Joaquim Alves Gaspar (CIUHCT – Universidade de Lisboa)
Projecção de Mercator A Quadratura do Círculo: História, Pré-História e Construção da Projecção de Mercator (1569)
A projecção de Mercator, proposta pelo matemático flamengo Gerard Mercator em 1569, é justamente considerada um marco de excepcional importância na história da cartografia e da navegação. Nela, as linhas de rumo constante seguidas pelos navios no mar (as loxodrómias) são representadas por segmentos de recta que fazem com os meridianos os mesmos ângulos que à superfície da Terra. Trata-se de uma propriedade de enorme relevância para a navegação marítima e, por essa razão, a projecção de Mercator é universalmente utilizada na cartografia náutica. No entanto, o cartógrafo não deixou qualquer explicação sobre o método que utilizou para a calcular e o assunto tem sido objecto de um longo e inconclusivo debate que se prolongou por mais de um século. Nesta palestra explica-se como dois investigadores do Departamento de História e Filosofia da Ciência da Faculdade de Ciências, Joaquim Alves Gaspar e Henrique Leitão, resolveram recentemente o problema. Através da uma análise geométrica do mapa-mundo de Mercator, complementada com o estudo de fontes históricas portuguesas e europeias, foi possível concluir que o método utilizado por Mercator tem a sua origem num objecto matemático introduzido em Portugal cerca de 1540 e discutido por Pedro Nunes: a tabela de rumos.
João Leal is a full professor at the University of Agder, Norway. His research interests are focused on the laboratory and numerical investigation of turbulent open-channel flows.
The course addresses theoretical aspects of characterization of turbulence in compound channel flows and on CFD modelling of such flows, especially when the floodplain is covered with vegetation. Solutions of RANS equations coupled with a porous media approach - volume-averaged conservation equations are presented. The treatment of free flow/porous media interface is given especial attention. Specific parameters of the closure equations for dispersive terms associated to porous media modelling are discussed. Case studies are presented and discussed.
PT-MATHS-IN, the Portuguese Network for Industry and Innovation presents
Big Data | Mathematics in Industry 4.0. Challenges and opportunities
In this conference this subject will be approached in a broadband manner, taking special interest at new insights in what the future may bring concerning the so called Industry 4.0 and related challenges, including regulation and privacy concerns.
This conference in Big Data serves as a launching event of the PT-MATHS-IN, the Portuguese Network for Mathematics in Industry and Innovation, which is the Portuguese representative of the European Service Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation (EU-MATHS-IN), whose goal is to leverage the impact of Mathematics in Industry, promoting information exchange and developing partnerships between these two groups. EU-MATHS-IN is now a European network of 14 countries national consortiums.
Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna & Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Anton Zeilinger is a pioneer in the fields of quantum information, quantum computation and quantum communications, as well as in the study of the foundations of quantum mechanics. He was the first to realize many important quantum information protocols, including the famous quantum teleportation experiment. In 2005, Anton Zeilinger was elected one of the “10 people who could change the world”. Most recently, his experiments were amongst those proving definitely the non-local character of quantum physics. Currently he is professor of Physics at the University of Vienna, and president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Quantum physics provides famous puzzles. These include Schroedinger's cat, Einstein’s spooky action at a distance and quantum randomness (viz. Einstein's comment that God does not play dice). To date, the fundamental concepts, demonstrated by these puzzles, became the basis for the emerging quantum information technology. It includes quantum teleportation, and quantum computation. The future quantum internet will combine these ideas. It will consist of quantum computers connected by quantum links carrying photons. From a fundamental point of view, these experiments have sharpened our basic questions about the nature of quantum systems.