Science Week 2014

The activities of the ICMAT Week of Science and Technology are organized in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) , the Alcobendas Council and IES Beatriz Galindo. They also have financing Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) .

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TALK: Experimental Mathematics.

Speakers: Fernando Chamizo (ICMAT/UAM) y Dulcinea Raboso (ICMAT).

Fernando Chamizo (UAM/ICMAT) and Dulcinea Raboso (ICMAT) will conduct amusing and fascinating experiments for the statement of theorems and the testing of mathematical models.

Abstract: Mathematics has the reputation of being a highly theoretical discipline, partly due to its nature and partly because of the idiosyncrasies of professional mathematicians. The purpose of this talk is to show by means of various examples how experiments are vital for the statement of theorems and for testing mathematical models. Experiments will be conducted with numbers leading to conjectures, others of a visual nature with Möbius strips, and others more related to Physics that involve experience with everyday objects.

Audience: 3rd and 4th E.S.O.

Dates & Places:

Noviember 3. 12:45.
IES Beatriz Galindo (Madrid).
C/ Goya 10, 28001 Madrid.

November 4. 12:30.
CC Pablo Iglesias (Alcobendas).
Paseo de la Chopera, 59, 28100, Alcobendas, Madrid.


Fernando Chamizo

Fernando Chamizo is a researcher at the UAM and a member of the ICMAT. He works in the field of number theory, especially in analytic number theory. He gained his doctorate at the UAM under the supervision of Antonio Córdoba. He is the co-author of more than 30 research papers on subjects ranging from elasticity point problems, the spectral theory of automorphic forms and applications to harmonic analysis. Furthermore, he has written many support texts for the topics he teaches as a lecturer at the UAM.


Dulcinea Raboso Paniagua

She is a post-doctoral researcher at the ICMAT. She is a graduate in mathematics from the UAM, where in July 2014 she read her doctoral thesis on spectral, combinatorial and analytical methods involving problems of number theory under the supervision of Fernando Chamizo.


TALK:  What do mathematicians do and what is mathematics for?

Speaker: María Pe Pereira (ICMAT).

Abstract: Mathematicians solve problems, develop theories and seek to understand the world and nature as part of physics. They may also work on objects that seem to be removed from reality, although history has often shown that this is not in fact true.
In this talk we will speak about cryptography, geometry and the shape of the universe, among other things. We will try to convey the beauty of mathematics and its usefulness for understanding the world and for solving practical problems.

Audience: E.S.O and Bachillerato.

Date & Place:

November. 12:45.
IES Beatriz Galindo (Madrid).


María Pe Pereira

María Pe (Burgos, 1981) is a post-doctoral researcher at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT). She works on Singularity Theory within the framework of analytic and algebraic geometry. In 2013 she obtained the José Luis Rubio de Francia Prize, awarded by the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (Royal Spanish Mathematical Society) to the best young Spanish researcher. Pe was the first woman to receive the prize. She is a graduate in Mathematical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she also completed her PhD under the supervision of ICMAT researcher Javier Fernández de Bobadilla. She later went on to spend two years at the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu before joining the ICMAT on a post-doctoral contract in September, 2013.


TALK: Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics.

Speaker: Ángel Castro (ICMAT).

Abstract: In this talk we will provide some examples where mathematics can help us to understand the behaviour of fluids.

Date & Place:

November 3. 12:30.
CC Pablo Iglesias (Alcobendas).


ROUND TABLE: Young Mathematicians.

Participants: Marina Logares, Eric Latorre, Tania Pernas, Diego Alonso Orán. Modera: Ágata A. Timón.

Abstract: Young mathematicians will speak personally about their relation with the discipline; what caused them to study mathematics, what they like about the subject, what mathematics is like as a discipline of study (outside of what is studied at school), their future prospects and other interests, etc.

Audience: E.S.O. and Bachillerato.

Date & Place:

November 10. 12:00.
CC Pablo Iglesias (Alcobendas).

Reservation contact:
Juan Carlos de la Mata