Turbulent waters Obtained for the first time the elements needed to simulate a Universal Turing Machine made of water 01.07.2021

The results of the research show that some phenomena in hydrodynamics are undecidable problems: it is impossible to construct an algorithm always leading to an answer in finite time.The results obtained represent a new manifestation of the turbulent nature of fluid movement.Knowledge from diverse areas of mathematics had to be combined to successfully reach this […]

Artificial intelligence The Spanish network of AI for Condensed Matter Physics: a key player in better understanding AI learning? 11.06.2021

The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the scientific domain is expected to have transformative effects across numerous research areas. In particular, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science are among the research fields that expectedly will benefit the most from the adoption of new AI techniques. AI as a research topic or as a tool […]

IFCA Supecomputer - CPD Cantabria leads the Interactive Atlas Project of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 11.03.2021

Cantabria participates with a leading role in the elaboration of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reportThe Interactive Atlas by IFCA researchers will help navigate the huge amount of data from international projects researching climate changeThe Atlas is expected to support evidence-based policies in defence of climate action The advances of science are intimately […]

ERC advanced awards: SOMMa members reap their harvest 10.04.2019

222 ERC advanced grants awarded on Friday 29th March, summing a total of 540 Million EuroFour of the ten grants to Spanish proposals were awarded to SOMMa membersSOMMa members research areas are quantum technologies, atmospheric dynamics and the very early origins of matter along with elusive mathematical model The ERC awards The European Research Council […]

Amaia Abanda promoting STEM in young girls INSPIRA project to promote STEM education among young girls 22.06.2018

BCAM supports the INSPIRA project to promote STEM education among young girls   Amaia Abanda, a researcher from the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, collaborates as a mentor in this initiative promoted by the University of Deusto The number of students that choose scientific or technological studies is dropping every year, with a decrease that […]

Pensioner protests Risk expert Montse Guillen: pensions will inevitably be lower in the future 27.04.2018

Risk expert Montse Guillen has strong opinions about pensions. She notes that the current pension system in Spain and in many other western countries is mathematically unsustainable and believes it should be totally redesigned, giving more responsibility to the individuals. The key factors that make it unbalanced are increasing life-expectancies, low salaries and the need […]

Standard contact structure New advances in the modern field of Contact Geometry 16.04.2018

The development of contact geometry is motivated by the fact that in quite a few spaces there is more than one contact structure, thereby posing the question of their classification. In 2015 the group led by ICMAT researcher Fran Presas published a paper in the journal “Annals of Mathematics”, which showed that at least one […]

Marcel Guàrdia 300-year old problem obtains ERC Grant for a mathematician at BGSMath 27.03.2018

Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) In September 2017, UPC Associate Professor and BGSMath Faculty member Marcel Guàrdia, 35, received an ERC Starting Grant. The European Research Council carefully selects talented early-career scientists who are ready to work independently and awards them up to 1.5 million euros for a 5-year period. His ERC project focuses on “Instabilities […]

Nanlini Joshi Why college students should meet senior female mathematicians 13.02.2018

On September 19th 2017, Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney) spoke about her research work and her professional career with students from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in a debate chaired by Ana Bravo, a tenured lecturer at the UAM and chair of the ICMAT Gender Commission. Joshi, who was the first woman to hold […]