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Alfio Quarteroni is the 2018 Pedro Nunes Lecturer

21/11/2018 — 23/11/2018 Centro Internacional de Matemática Locate in map

21st of November, 15:00, University of Coimbra

The ICDD (Interface Control Domain Decomposition) method for the solution of Multiphysics problems

22nd of November, 16:00, Academy of Sciences, Lisbon

Taking Mathematics to Heart

23rd of November, 14:30, University of Porto

Reduced Order Models for Analysis and Synthesis of Complex Systems

Alfio Quarteroni is  Professor of Numerical Analysis at  Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Director of MOX. He is the founder of MOX at Politecnico di Milano (2002), the founder of MATHICSE at EPFL, Lausanne (2010), the co-founder (and President) of MOXOFF, a spin-off company at Politecnico di Milano (2010). Co-founder of MATHESIA (2015) and of MATH&SPORT (2016).

He has been Director of the Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Lausanne (Switzerland), from 1 July 1998 to 1 December 2017.

He is author of 25 books, editor of 5 books, author of more than 300 papers published in international Scientific Journals and Conference Proceedings, member of the editorial board of 25 International Journals and Editor in Chief of two book series published by Springer.

Among his awards and honors are: the NASA Group Achievement Award for the pioneering work in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 1992, the Fanfullino della Riconoscenza 2006, Città di Lodi, the Premio Capo D’Orlando 2006, the Ghislieri prize 2013, the International Galileo Galilei prize for Sciences 2015, and the Euler Lecture 2017.

He has been invited speaker at ICM 2002 in Beijing and plenary speaker at ICM 2006 in Madrid.

His research interests concern Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Application to: fluid mechanics, geophysics, medicine and the improvement of sports performance. His Group has carried out the mathematical optimization of the early Solar Impulse (the solar energy propelled airplane), and the simulation for the optimization of performances of the Alinghi yacht, the winner of two editions (2003 and 2007) of the America’s Cup.

These Pedro Nunes Lectures are partially sponsored by CEMAT.


26/09/2018 — 05/10/2018 Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Locate in map

The fith edition of the CATS series will be held in Lisbon at the from September 26th to October 5th 2018. CATS is a series of conferences focused on categories and stacks in geometry, topology and algebra. The previous editions were held in Nice (2001, 2003), Pisa (2008) and Luminy (2012). This time the event starts with a 3 days advanced school, followed by a week long conference.

IST Distinguished Lecture

16/12/2017 17:30 Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa Locate in map

Landau damping: old and new
Clément Mouhot

The celebrated and mysterious Landau damping predicts relaxation of the kinetic distribution of a classical collisionless plasma, without any diffusion or irreversibility. Similar predictions were later proposed in galactic dynamics by Lynden-Bell. For more than sixty years, Landau damping has been treated exclusively for the linearized model, with the exception of very partial results. In a collaboration with Villani (2011), Clément opened the door to the study of Landau damping in nonlinear dynamics, uncovering links with the KAM theory and plasma echoes. Novel developments in the last 6 years, and in particular unexpected connexions to incompressible fluid dynamics, will be discussed.

Clément Mouhot is Professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the King’s College, Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, under the supervision of Cédric Villani, and was then a researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) until 2010, associated with Université Paris-Dauphine and École Normale Supérieure de Paris.

His main research interest is the rigorous study of partial differential equations in kinetic theory. He has published around 50 papers in specialized mathematical journals, as well as several popularisation papers. His paper "On Landau damping" with Villani (published in 2011) was quoted in the Fields Medal laudation of Villani in 2010. He was awarded two ERC grants (2011 and 2017) and several prizes from the London Mathematical Society in 2013, the french Académie des Sciences in 2014, and the University of Cambridge in 2016. He is Associate Editor of several journals, including Journal of Statistical Physics, Communications in Mathematical Physics and Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis.

@ Salão Nobre, Instituto Superior Técnico.

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