21/11/2018 — 23/11/2018 Centro Internacional de Matemática
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.
10/05/2018 — 12/05/2018 Centro de I&D em Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade de Aveiro
5th International Conference on Complex Dynamical Systems in Life Sciences: Modeling and Analysis.
26/09/2018 — 05/10/2018 Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência
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.
16/12/2017 17:30 Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa
Landau damping: old and new
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.
11/10/2017 09:00 — 14/10/2017 Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
100 years ago, in 1917 David Hilbert gave his seminal talk Axiomatisches Denken at a meeting of the Swiss Mathematical Society in Zurich. It marks the beginning of Hilbert's return to his foundational studies, which ultimately resulted in the establishment of proof theory as a new branch in the emerging field of mathematical logic. Hilbert also used the opportunity to bring Paul Bernays back to Göttingen as his main collaborator in foundational studies in the years to come.
The aim of this conference is to reevaluate the success of Hilbert's axiomatic method which did not only lay the foundations for the understanding of modern mathematics, but which also found its way in many applications, first of all - and as vividly advocated by Hilbert - in Physics. Even for the seemingly negative results, as in the case of Gödel's incompleteness theorems, it were Hilbert's sharply posed questions which opened up completely new and unexpected perspectives for our understanding of Mathematics.