4º ESO + Company

The ICMAT is participating in the Community of Madrid program “4ESO+empresa” (4th Grade Secondary Education + Company), which provides young students with the chance to pay educational visits to companies and research centers. Groups of 4th Grade Secondary School boys and girls are able to spend three days getting to know the daily activity of the Institute, with the aim of making mathematical research a career option as well as showing these students what the daily tasks of a mathematical scientist entail and what avenues of access are available to them when they leave school. The students visit the ICMAT facilities and enter into direct contact with its researchers. Furthermore, they can attend talks and workshops in which ICMAT scientists introduce them to their daily work.

The purpose is to show these students the type of work is carried out at research centers like the ICMAT and to stimulate a scientific vocation. To that end, the students experience mathematical research work at first hand and see that it is a living and dynamic science from which new results spring on a daily basis. Over this four-day period, students share the daily lives of those who work at the ICMAT and become researchers themselves.


Date: 4, 5 & 6 April. 10:00 to 14:30.

Place: Aula Gris 2. Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas.

Participants: José María Martell (ICMAT-CSIC), María Medina (ICMAT-UAM), Pedro Tradacete (ICMAT-CSIC), Chema Camacho (La Caixa-ICMAT-CSIC), Ricardo Martínez de Madariaga (IFTMAT-CSIC), Makrina Agaoglou (ICMAT-CSIC), Pablo Hidalgo (ICMAT-CSIC), Florentino Borondo (ICMAT-UAM), Laura Moreno Iraola (ICMAT-CSIC) y Ágata Timón G Longoria (ICMAT-CSIC).

Abstract: Durante días el ICMAT recibe a un grupo de estudiantes de 4º de ESO de centros madrileños. El objetivo es mostrar la actividad diaria del Instituto, la investigación matemática, en qué consiste el trabajo cotidiano de un científico de las matemáticas y las rutas para llegar hasta allí. .


Monday, 4 April

  • 10:00 – 11:00. Presentación ICMAT, carrera investigadora y visita al centro. José María Martell, director ICMAT.
  • 11:00 – 11:30. Break.
  • 11:30 – 13:00. Taller: “Las matemáticas de la pandemia”. José María Martell, director ICMAT.
  • 13:00 – 14:00. Charla “Matemáticas para entender el mundo”. María Medina, Profesora Ayudante Doctor en la UAM y miembro del ICMAT.

Tuesday, 5 April

  • 10:00 – 11:00. “Algoritmos que hay detrás de google, tiktok, youtube”, Pedro Tradacete, investigador distinguido del CSIC en el ICMAT.
  • 11:00 – 11:30. Break.
  • 11:30 – 12:30. Charla: “Procesamiento de lenguaje natural y detección de noticias falsas”, Chema Camacho, investigador predoctoral La Caixa en el ICMAT.
  • 12:30 – 13:00. Visita al ICMAT. Visita Biblioteca Jorge Juan, Ricardo Martínez de Madariaga (IFTMAT-CSIC).
  • 13:00 – 14:00. Makrina Agaoglou. “An investigation journey from invisibility cloaks to chemical reaction dynamics and ocean transport + Q&A.” (EN INGLÉS).

Wednesday, 6 April

  • 10:00 – 11:30. Taller: “Empaquetados de esferas dimensiones altas”, Pablo Hidalgo, investigador predoctoral en el ICMAT.
  • 11:30 – 12:00. Break.
  • 12:00 – 13:00. Taller: “Caos y fractales”, Florentino Borondo, catedrático de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y miembro del ICMAT.
  • 13:00 – 14:00. “Las formas geométricas que aparecen en la física” + Q&A. Daniel Peralta, investigador del CSIC en el ICMAT.


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