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Big Data | Mathematics in Industry 4.0. Challenges and opportunities.

02/06/2017 09:00 Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Locate in map

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.

3rd Porto Meeting Mathematics and Biology

21/06/2017 — 22/06/2017 Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto Locate in map

The main topic for this edition will be Mathematical and Computational Models in Cancer Research.

Main Speakers

  • Dirk Fey, School Of Medicine, Systems Biology Ireland
  • John Tyson, Tyson Lab Computacional Cell Biology, Virgina Tech, USA.
  • Montagud Arnau, Institut Curie, Paris, France  
  • Walter Kolch, Director of Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland

The purpose of this meeting is to focus the attention on the many and varied opportunities to promote applications of mathematics to biology. It will be devoted to mathematical and computational modelling, analysis and simulation of problems arising in the context of biological applications.

The Mercator projection — The Circle Quadrature: History, Pre-History and Construction of the Mercator Projection (1569)

22/03/2017 12:00 Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa Locate in map

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.

Turbulence in compound channel flows

15/03/2017 13:00 — 17/03/2017 Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Instituto Superior Técnico Locate in map

Presented by Prof. Rui M. L. Ferreira


João Leal

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.

From Quantum Puzzles to Quantum Information Technology

20/03/2017 17:30 Academia das Ciências de Lisboa Locate in map

The Physics of Information Colloquium presents

Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna & Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Anton Zeilinger


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.

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