Cédric Villani in Coimbra

Cédric Villani visited Coimbra last November to present the portuguese translation of his book "Teorema Vivo" and to participate in the colloquium session "Matemática, Cultura e Criação" organized by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos and CMUC.


Video of the session.
Pictures of the session.
Interview to "Público" newspaper.
Interview to "Rádio Renascença".

Mathematics Colloquium

Étienne Ghys (ENS-Lyon, France)
The Lorenz butterfly: a beautiful mathematical object

Due to unforeseen circumstances the colloquium talk was canceled. We are trying to adjourn it to another date.

Post Doctoral Research Positions

The Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra will open soon three one-year postdoctoral research positions.

The announcemment of the call will appear here.

A new volume of the series Mathematical Texts has been published

Contributions in Statistics and Inference: celebrating Nazaré Mendes Lopes' birthday
Mathematical Texts of DMUC, Vol. 47, 2015
Esmeralda Gonçalves, Paulo E. Oliveira, Carlos Tenreiro (eds.)

More information here.

PhD Positions, UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics

The UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics, run by the Universities of Coimbra and Porto, in Portugal, welcomes applications for the academic year 2016/2017. The Program will offer a number of doctoral scholarships (covering tuition fees and living expenses) to selected candidates. Funding will be made available from the support of the national agency FCT and the associated research centers. All areas of Mathematics are covered in the Program.

The first call for applications is open until January 31, 2016.

More information here.

Upcoming Events

Click here for the list of regular seminars.

A short course in homological algebra for monoids and semimodules

16 - 19 February, 2016

A short course in Homological Algebra, given by Alex Patchkoria (A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute of Tbilisi State University, Georgia), Manuela Sobral (CMUC, Univ. Coimbra), Andrea Montoli (CMUC, Univ. Coimbra) and Nelson Martins-Ferreira (IPLeiria).

More information here.

IV Workskop on Categorical Methods in Non-Abelian Algebra

30 May - 1 June, 2016

The aim of this Workshop is to promote discussion and exchange of ideas between researchers working on Categorical Algebra.
In case you want to participate please send a message to, as soon as possible, and not later than April 30, 2016. Participants are warmly invited to present talks. Deadline for abstract submission: April 15.

More information here.

International Conference on Semigroups and Automata 2016

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Jorge Almeida and Gracinda Gomes
20 - 24 June, 2016

Jorge Almeida (University of Porto) and Gracinda Gomes (University of Lisbon) have played a major role in the development of semigroups in Portugal. They will both be 60 years old in 2016, and a conference is being organized to celebrate their birthday.

VENUE: Lisbon
DATES: 20-24/6/2016
CONTRIBUTED TALKS: Applications for contributed short talks will open in February 2016.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: We expect to be able to provide support for local expenses to a number of Ph.D. and postdoc students.

More information here.

Workskop on Operator Theory, Complex Analysis, and Applications 2016

21 - 24 June, 2016

It aims to bring together researchers working in Operator Theory, Complex Analysis, and their applications, and to create an opportunity to highlight the current state of the art in these fields, present open problems and engage in fruitful discussions. Connections with Linear Algebra will also be emphasized.

This meeting follows the line of four previous workshops, WOTCA 2010, WOTCA 2012, 2-Day OTCA 2013, WOTCA 2014.

The programme will consist of several invited 25+5 minute talks and a poster session.

More information here.

Mathematics Colloquium

Volodymyr Mazorchuk (Univ. Uppsala, Sweden)
Title: TBA

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Research area of the speaker: Representation theory of associative algebras and Lie algebras, transformation semigroups.

More information here.

International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning 2016

27 June - 2 July, 2016

IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications, comprising several leading conferences and workshops.

Previous conferences were held in Vienna, Austria, 2014; Manchester, United Kingdom, 2012; Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2010; Sydney, Australia, 2008; Seattle, USA, 2006; Cork, Ireland, 2004; Siena, Italy, 2001.

Proceedings will be published by the LNCS series. The Call For Papers and Call for Workshops is open.

More information here.

Summer School of the UC|UP Joint PhD Program in Mathematics

5 - 16 September, 2016

Four Short Courses (each 7.5 hours long) on:

Heteroclinic Dynamics,
by Professor Mike Field (Rice University, USA, and Imperial College, UK)

Polynomial Optimization,
by Professor Rekha Thomas (University of Washington, USA)

Computational Group Theory,
by Professor Bettina Eick (Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany)

Categorical Algebra,
by Professor Marino Gran (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium).

More information here.

Recent Preprints

16-01: Asymptotic results for certain weak dependent variables

Idir Arab and Paulo Eduardo Oliveira

Abstract: We consider a special class of weak dependent random variables with control on covariances of Lipschitz transformations. This class includes positively, negatively associated variables and a few other classes of weakly dependent structures. We prove a Strong Law of Large Numbers with a characterization of convergence rates which is almost optimal, in the sense that it is arbitrarily close to the optimal rate for independent variables. Moreover, we prove an inequality comparing the joint distributions with the product distributions of the margins, similar to the well known Newman inequality for characteristic functions of associated variables. As a consequence, we prove a Central Limit Theorem, together with its functional counterpart, and also the convergence of the empircal process for this class of weak dependent variables.

PDF file here.

15-56: On exponentiable morphisms in classical algebra

Maria Manuel Clementino, Dirk Hofmann and George Janelidze

PDF file here.

15-55: Beck-Chevalley condition and Goursat categories

Marino Gran and Diana Rodelo

PDF file here.

15-54: Intersection of a double cone and a line in the split-quaternions context

R. Serôdio, P. D. Beites and José Vitória

PDF file here.

15-53: Optical flow with fractional order regularization: variational model and solution method

Somayeh Gh. Bardeji, Isabel N. Figueiredo and Ercília Sousa

PDF file here.

15-52: Tuning polymeric and drug properties in a drug eluting stent: a numerical study

J. Naghipoor, J. A. Ferreira, P. de Oliveira and T. Rabczuk

PDF file here.

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