ICMAT Newsletter #2 - 2023

February at the ICMAT

Here is our second ICMAT monthly newsletter, which includes the latest news and forthcoming activities related to the Institute and its members.

The Quantum Information Theory thematic programme begins at the ICMAT
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For five weeks, from 27th February to 31st March, the Quantum Information Theory (QIT) thematic programme will bring together around 150 international specialists in quantum information theory at the ICMAT. Senior and junior researchers will be able to share ideas and work together on quantum-related topics where mathematical techniques are especially relevant. 

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The ICMAT celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Eva Elduque in her workshop with ESO students / Image: ICMAT

There were numerous initiatives that, for another year, were organized around 11th February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The ICMAT joined this day, on this occasion, with a workshop on knots  aimed at high school students, given by the researcher Eva Elduque (ICMAT-UAM) on 10th February at the Institute. In addition, the CSIC+UAM Inter-Centre Equality Commission, in which the ICMAT participates, organized two symposia of women scientists who have recently been recognized with outstanding prizes: the mathematician Maryam Viazovska, Fields medalist 2022, and Carolyn Bertozzi, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022.

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Filippo Bracci gave a special colloquium at ICMAT
Filippo Bracci during his colloquium / Image: ICMAT

Filippo Bracci, full professor of geometry at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, is one of the five researchers who are part of the Distinguished Professors programme of the ICMAT Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation (2020-2023). On Wednesday, 15th February, he gave a special colloquium at the Institute on Gromov's theory of hyperbolicity in complex analysis. On the occasion of his visit to the ICMAT, we did an interview with him that you can read on this link.

Mar González Nogueras (ICMAT-UAM) receives the Award for Young Female Scientific Talent 2022 from Mastercard and the Fundación Real Academia de Ciencias de España
Mar González / Image: Ana Primo

The ICMAT researcher and tenured professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) Mar González Nogueras has been recognized with one of the four Young Female Scientific Talent Awards 2022 from Mastercard and the Fundación Real Academia de Ciencias de España (FRACE), for "his contribution to Einstein's equation and its application to the physics of black holes".

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2023: four thematic research programmes and one thematic year at the ICMAT
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This year the institute hosts four programmes and one thematic year –each one including conferences, and other activities– dedicated to various research topics.  Two new researchers at the ICMAT 

In January and February 2023, the following people have joined the Institute:
  • Jennifer Duncan (ICMAT-CSIC) has joined as a postdoctoral researcher, under the supervision of Keith Rogers (ICMAT-CSIC).
  • Mingming Cao (ICMAT-CSIC) has started a new position as a Ramón y Cajal researcher. 
 Currently visiting the ICMAT...
  • Hidde Schönberger (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), until 06/04/2023.
  • Juan José Morales Ruiz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), until 30/04/2023
  • Jordi Gaset (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), until 31/05/2023.
  • Carlos González Guillén (Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Spain), until 30/08/2023.
  • Alberto Vergel (Universidad Politécnica Madrid), until 29/12/2023.
You have more information about the people who are visiting the ICMAT here.

Next ICMAT activities
The following are the main activities hosted by the ICMAT until April 2023:

Bayesian Machine Learning Year
10/03/2023. Joint Mathematics Colloquium (ICMAT-UAM-UC3M-UCM): "On the Birational Geometry of Matroids", Annette Werner (Goethe Universität Frankfurt).

15/03/2023 - 16/03/2023. AGAPI Workshop on Magnetohydrodynamics.

24/03/2023. Joint Mathematics Colloquium (ICMAT-UAM-UC3M-UCM): "
Randomness and Structure in Combinatorics, Analysis and Computer Science", Jop Briët (CWI, Amsterdam).

31/03/2023. ICMAT Distinguished Lecture: Marie-Claude Arnaud (Paris-Diderot University).

01/04/2023 - 30/06/2023. Research Programme on Moduli Spaces and Geometric Structures.
In addition, the ICMAT hosts weekly thematic seminars, in which researchers from each area share their latest results. You can check the complete programme of activities here.

Open calls
Projects in public-private collaboration 2022Grants for public-private collaboration projectsto support experimental development projects in cooperation between companies and research organizations, in order to promote the development of new technologies, the application of new ideas and techniques to business, and contribute to the creation of new products and services.
Application period: 13/02/2023 - 07/03/2023, 2:00 p.m. (peninsular time). 

The ICMAT in the media

Here there is a list of some articles related to the Institute, published in February 2023 in the media.

Café y Teoremas, section coordinated by the ICMAT in El País.

"Formación de investigadores", A hombros de gigantes, RNE. Interview with Diego Córdoba, CSIC researcher at ICMAT.
"Las mujeres descartan la carrera investigadora en matemáticas en mayor proporción que los hombres", SINC. News item regarding the study "La desafección por la carrera investigadora en matemáticas: diferencias entre hombres y mujeres", signed by Javier Aramayona (ICMAT-CSIC), Laura Cruz-Castro (IPP-CSIC), Luis Sanz-Menéndez (IPP-CSIC) and Ágata Timón (ICMAT-CSIC). 
"El Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas", La aventura del conocimiento, Solo en podcast, RNE. Podcast focused on the ICMAT.
Keep in touch
Have we forgotten anything? Do you want to add any news, visit or upcoming activity? Please, do not hesitate to write us at communication@icmat.es and we will include the information in the next newsletter.
2023 Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas

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