Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)

A María de Maeztu unit since 2014

The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica was established in 1984 by Professor Manuel Castellet as a centre of the l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC, the Catalan Academy), in the premises of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). It is the oldest mathematics research institute in Spain. Presently, the CRM is a consortium between the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan Government), the IEC and the UAB. The CRM belongs to the CERCA Agency of research centres sponsored by the Catalan Government, and is a member of ERCOM (European Research Centres in Mathematics), a committee of the European Mathematical Society.

One of the core roles of the CRM is the organisation of international research programmes on selected topics in the field of mathematics, mathematical sciences and all its applications. The CRM hosts every year a number of notorious researchers from all around the world to interact with local researchers over extended periods. 

The CRM is strongly committed to fostering and enhancing research throughout the country. Each research programme held at the CRM spawn new collaborations among researchers from different backgrounds and levels of expertise during the lectures, seminars and informal interaction, which the CRM building has been designed specifically to encourage.

The María de Maeztu award is a means to an end for the CRM, and not and end in itself. It provides the necessary tools to improve the Centre's Governance and capabilities, to increase the collaborative research activity by strengthening the CRM interdisciplinary drive and fostering new synergies between research groups in Barcelona, both in basic Mathematics and in Mathematics oriented to applications. Also, the MdM strategic plan will benefit the creation of new research lines and research joint alliances with research institutes and groups in other disciplines.
Lluis Alseda
Director at CRM