ICMAT Newsletter #1 - 2023

January at the ICMAT

We are pleased to mail you our first ICMAT monthly newsletter, which includes the latest news related to the Institute and its members.

We start the year with a new director: Javier Aramayona
Javier Aramayona / Image: ICMAT

In mid-November 2023, Javier Aramayona (Madrid, 1978), científico titular of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), was appointed director of the ICMAT. Aramayona highlights, among his purposes as director, "to consolidate the ICMAT's position as a benchmark in excellent mathematical research and deepen the Institute's identity as a collaborative environment."

Diego Córdoba receives the Margarita Salas Medal for research supervision
Diego Córdoba / Image: ICMAT

The CSIC has created the Margarita Salas Medal to recognize the work in research supervision. Diego Córdoba, profesor de investigación of the CSIC at the ICMAT and scientific director of the institute's Severo Ochoa programme, is among the eight winners of this first edition

Alberto Enciso, new corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences
Alberto Enciso / Image: ICMAT

Last November, the Royal Academy of Sciences appointed Alberto Enciso, profesor de investigación of the CSIC at the ICMAT, as corresponding member. Along with him, eight other corresponding members recently joined the institution, including the mathematicians Xavier Ros Oton and Verónica Bolón. On 1st February at 6:30 p.m., Enciso will give his inaugural conference entitled "Interaction between analysis and geometry in the study of incompressible fluids" at the Academy.

Niky Kamran gave a ICMAT-UAM-UC3M-UCM Joint Colloquium on the Calderón problem
Niky Kamran / Image: McGill University

Niky Kamran is James McGill Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University in Montreal (Canada). He has recently made important contributions to a notorius problem in geometric analysis: the Calderón problem. On 14th December, Kamran visited the ICMAT to give a Joint Colloquium of ICMAT-Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) – Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) – Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) on this topic.
  • If you missed it, here is the link to the video of the colloquium.
  • In addition, we did an interview with him where he told us things like this:
"A better understanding of the operators that do not satisfy Hormander's unique continuation principle could be key in order to make further progress on the Calderón problem."

2023: four thematic research programmes at the ICMAT
Image: ICMAT
This year the institute hosts four programmes –each one including conferences, and other activities– dedicated to various research topics: Two new researchers at the ICMAT 
In December 2022, the following two people have joined the Institute:
  • Miguel Martínez González (ICMAT-CSIC) has started his thesis, which he will develop under the supervision of Ángel Castro (ICMAT-CSIC).
  • Henrique A. Mendes Da Silva (ICMAT-UAM) has joined as a predoctoral researcher under the supervision of Andrei Jaikin (ICMAT-UAM).
Francisco González Doña and Alberto Ruiz de Alarcón, new ICMAT doctors
In January, two ICMAT researchers defended their theses. Congratulations!  Currently visiting the ICMAT...
  • Mar Grande (Centro Universitario de Tecnologia y Arte Digital, Spain), until 31/01/2023.
  • Javier Borondo (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Spain), until 31/01/2023.
  • Sam Fisher (University of Oxford, UK), until 03/02/2023.
  • Leonardo Colombo (Centre for Automation and Robotics, Spain), until 07/02/2023.
  • Viviana Diaz (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina), until 10/02/2023.
  • Marcin Zajac (University of Warsaw, Polonia), until 01/03/2023.
  • 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
22/02/2023 - 23/02/2023. Workshop CSIC Strategic Theme "Understanding the basic components of the Universe, its structure and evolution". Salón de Actos CSIC.

27/02/2023 – 31/03/2023. Thematic Quarter Quantum Information Theory
  • 27/02/2023 – 03/03/2023. Advanced School on Optimization Methods in Quantum Information.
  • 06/03/2023 – 10/03/2023. Tensor Networks.
  • 13/03/2023 – 17/03/2023. Quantum many body systems and quantum information.
  • 20/03/2023 – 24/03/2023. Functional Analysis and Quantum Information.
  • 27/03/2023 – 31/03/2023. Advanced School on Operator algebras, quantum information and quantum many body systems.
31/03/2023. ICMAT Distinguished Lecture: Marie-Claude Arnaud (Paris-Diderot University).

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
Grants for the training of university teachers (FPU). Pre-doctoral contracts for the completion of doctoral theses and the acquisition of university teaching skills.
Application period: 17/01/2023 - 15/02/2023 at 2:00 p.m. (peninsular time).

Knowledge Generation Projects for the year 2022 of the State Research Agency. Application period: 10/01/2023 - 31/01/2023 at 2:00 p.m. (peninsular time). 

Grants for Ramón y Cajal 2022 contracts. 494 grants have been called: 477 for the general shift (80 of them for attracting talent), 10 for research staff with a disability equal to or greater than 33% and 7 for the RYC- reserve shift.
Application period: 19/01/2023 – 09/02/2023, 2:00 p.m. (peninsular time).

Juan de la Cierva Formación 2022 call. 500 two-year grants are offered with the aim of promoting the incorporation of young researchers, in possession of a doctorate degree, with the aim of completing their postdoctoral research training in R&D centres Spanish different from those in which they did their predoctoral training.
Application period: 24/01/2023 – 07/02/2023, 2:00 p.m. (peninsular time).

Awards and grants for Scientific Communication CSIC - BBVA Foundation:
2 prizes: one for journalists specialized in scientific communication and another for researchers who have contributed to the dissemination of knowledge to society.
2 grants for university graduates from any branch of knowledge who want to specialize in scientific communication.
Application period: 15/12/2022 – 15/02/2023, at 12:00 p.m. (peninsular time).

The ICMAT in the media
Here there is a list of some articles related to the Institute, published in December 2022 and January 2023 in the media.

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

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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