ICMAT Newsletter – Twentieth Number

The ICMAT Newsletter #20 corresponds to the second semester 2020.

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Table of contents:

  1. Editorial: “More science”, José María Martell (director of the ICMAT)
  2. Report: “Mathematics coming out of lockdown”
  3. Interview: Manuel del Pino (University of Bath, UK): “For me, mathematics means beauty and harmony”
  4. Special report: May 12, Celebration of Women in Mathematics Day
  5. Portrait: Alexandre Anahori (ICMAT): “I think it’s almost mystical that you can predict the future with reasoning”
  6. She Does Maths: Evelyne Miot (Institut Fourier, CNRS, y Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
  7. Scientific review: “Resolution of non-local equations”
  8. Scientific review: “Fourier series in BMO with number theoretical implications”
  9. Tell me about your thesis: Ángela Capel Cuevas (Technical University of Munich and Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology)
  10. ICMAT News:
    • Institutional:
  • The ICMAT will receive the ‘Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence’ accreditation for the third time in a row
  • José María Martell, new director of the ICMAT
  • More than 2,000 people ask for Mathematics to be a compulsory subject in Baccalaureate courses
  • The ICMAT to collaborate in the third edition of the STEM MatEsElla leadership programme


  • Awards:
  • María Ángeles García Ferrero, chosen as the best national mathematician in 2019
  • Diego Alonso Orán, one of the winners of the RSME and BBVA Foundation Vicent Caselles Prizes
  • Jezabel Curbelo Hernández and Rafael Granero Belinchón receive the SeMa Antonio Valle Prize for young researchers in the field of applied mathematics


  • Results:
  • Algorithms to protect self-driving cars against hoaxes and to detect fake news
  • The ICMAT awarded two Marie Curie grants


  • Scientific activities:
  • Expert in number theory, Samir Siksek (University of Warwick), gives a UAM-ICMAT colloquium
  • International experts on financial mathematics debate crisis management
  • Enrollment open to the ICMAT JAE School of introduction to mathematical research


  • Outreach:
  • ICMAT researcher Leonardo Colombo participates in the “We’re scientists. Get us out of here!” competition
  • June 28th, LGTBIQ+ Pride International Day
  • Live broadcasts on Instagram of meetings held to discuss university education in mathematics
  • Mathematical education, a first-order challenge
  • Start of the new season of the outreach series “Mathematical Revolutions

The ICMAT joins the activities for February 11th, 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science