The newly ICM Structure Committee

Irene Fonseca, Director of Center for Nonlinear Analysis (Carnegie Mellon University) and a member of CMUC Advisory Committee, has been appointed to the newly created ICM Structure Committee.

Up to ICM 2018 in Brazil, the responsibility to determine the scientific program (sections and the number of talks in each section), appoint panel members who recommend the speakers, as well as decide all speakers for the forthcoming ICM, has resided with the Program Committee (PC). The aim with the new SC is to keep pace with and reflect the development of all fields of mathematics in order to make the ICM a showcase of modern mathematics. The ICM Structure Committee will be responsible for the scientific program of the next ICM in St Petersburg, while leaving the selection of the speakers with the PC.

Members of the first ICM Structure Committee:

• Terence Tao [chair]
• Carlos Kenig [IMU President, ex officio]
• Nalini Anantharaman
• Alexei Borodin
• Annalisa Buffa
• Hélène Esnault
• Irene Fonseca
• László Lovász
• Terry Lyons
• Stephane Mallat
• Hiraku Nakajima
• Éva Tardos
• Peter Teichner
• Akshay Venkatesh
• Anna Wienhard

Request for comments from the ICM Structure Committee.

New member of CMUC

Vardan Voskanyan
PhD in Mathematics (Extended mean field games, 2013, IST, Lisbon, and Univ. of Austin at Texas), under the supervision of Diogo Gomes.
Main research interests: Partial Differential Equations, Optimal Control Theory, Optimal Transportation.

Hired as an Assistant Researcher by the project "New Perspectives in Nonlinear PDEs: unbalanced optimal transport, reactiondiffusion systems and nonlocal equations" (PI: José Miguel Urbano), for a period of three years.

New postdocs at CMUC

Stanislav Kondratyev
PhD in Mathematics (Differential equations, dynamical systems, and optimal control, 2011, Voronezh State Univ., Russia), under the supervision of Victor G. Zvyagin.

Research group: Analysis.
Research areas: optimal transport methods in PDE, population dynamics and reaction-diffusion, diffusion problems (Fokker-Planck equation and Brownian motors), fluid mechanics.

Fosco Loregian
PhD in Mathematics (Category Theory, 2016, SISSA, Trieste, Italy), under the supervision of Domenico Fiorenza.

Research group: Algebra, Logic and Topology.
Research areas: stable ∞-categories, homotopical algebra, Groth(endieck) derivators, 2-categories and formal category theory, locally presentable and accessible categories, type theory and functional programming.

Matteo Raffaelli
PhD in Mathematics (Differential Geometry, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark), under the supervision of Steen Markvorsen and Jakob Bohr.

Research group: Geometry.
Research areas: geometry and topology. In particular, submanifolds of Euclidean space and convexity problems.

New PhD students

Diogo de Castro Lobo
MSc in Mathematics (2016, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal).

Student of the Numerical Analysis and Optimization research group, under the supervision of Sílvia Barbeiro.

Topic: Anisotropic diffusion models.

Herman Goulet-Ouellet
MSc in Mathematics (2018, Univ. du Québec à Montréal, Canada).

Student of the Algebra, Logic and Topology research group, under the supervision of Alfredo Costa (CMUC) and Jorge Almeida (CMUP).

Topic: Identification of maximal subgroups of the free profinite semigroup.


CMUC took part in the Qualifica — Education, Training, Youth and Employability Fair (March 2 at EXPONOR, Porto), and Futurália — Education, Training and Employability Exhibition (April 6 at FIL, Lisboa). CMUC's participation was integrated in the stand of FCT - Operational Human Capital Program (POCH), which co-finances the doctoral fellowships of the UC|UP PhD Program.

CMUC team was leaded by Luis Pinto. Our PhD students Daniela Jordão and Willian Ribeiro presented their projects and papers, and answered the question "What is a PhD in Mathematics?".

More information here.

II (in)ForMA-T

The Mathematics Group of the UC Students' Union organized the 2nd edition of the (in) ForMA-T, on the 20th and the 21st of March in the Department of Mathematics. The event had the support of CMUC.

More information here.

Programa Cientificamente Provável

CMUC, in partnership with the Mathematics Library of the UC, joined the "Cientificamente Provável" Program, an initiative of the State Secretariat of Education through the School Libraries Network and the State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Higher Education.

The Program aims to contribute to the enrichment of the training of young people, establishing bridges between institutions of higher education, and primary and secondary schools, with school libraries playing an essential role in this collaboration.

In the present academic year, CMUC established partnerships with the following schools:

• Agrupamento de Escolas de Santa Comba Dão
• Agrupamento de Escolas da Mealhada
• Agrupamento de Escolas de Pombal.

Events scheduled:

Adérito Araújo, Alice do outro lado do espelho
  Escola Sec. Santa Comba Dão, 4 April 2019.
João Gouveia, Estratégias vencedoras
  Escola Sec. Santa Comba Dão, 7 May 2019.
Carla Henriques, M. Malva, Poderá a beleza ser definida matematicamente?
  Escola Sec. Santa Comba Dão, May 2019.
Marta Pascoal, Aqui há grafo!
  Escola Sec. Santa Comba Dão, 14 May 2019.

Universidade de Verão 2019

21-26 July, 2019, Coimbra

The Summer University 2019, organised by the University of Coimbra (UC), will take place from the 21st to the 26th of July. This is an event for high school students. Throughout the event, students will have the opportunity to participate in scientific, pedagogic and cultural activities that will show them what is best done in the UC and in the town.

The Department of Mathematics and CMUC collaborate with a set of activities on Mathematics, as well as in some transversal activities.

See the program for Mathematics here.

See the program of transversal activities with Mathematics: July 23, July 25.

Mathematics Colloquium

The Migration of Mathematicians in the second third of the 20th century

Eduardo L. Ortiz (Imperial College, London, UK)

Friday, 3 May 2019, 15:00, Abstract

Eduardo Ortiz is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and History of Mathematics, and Senior Research Investigator, at Imperial College London.

See an interview with Prof. Ortiz (CIM Bulletin, June 2007) here.

Title: Stories about Spetses

Michel Broué (Univ. Paris Diderot, France)

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 15:00, Abstract

Michel Broué is Emeritus Professor of the Univ. Paris Diderot and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. His research areas are mainly algebraic geometry and representation theory. More information here.

Title: The history of continued fractions and Padé approximants

Claude Brezinski (Univ. of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France)

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 15:00, Abstract

Claude Brezinski is Emeritus Professor of the Univ. of Sciences and Technologies of Lille. His research areas include extrapolation methods, Padé approximation, continued fractions, biorthogonality, formal orthogonal polynomials, numerical linear algebra, systems of nonlinear equations, and history of sciences.

Forthcoming Events

Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire - 82nd Session

Hotel das Termas da Curia , 14-17 April, 2019

The Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire has existed since 1980 as a joint seminar in Combinatorics for the Universities of Bayreuth, Erlangen and Strasbourg, as well as the other Universities along the Lotharingian boundaries. Regular meetings will continue in the same spirit, but it has been decided in 1994 that the Seminar hosts an international peer-reviewed electronic journal carrying the same name.

Invited speakers:
François Bergeron (Univ. du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Thomas Lam (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Organizers at CMUC:
Olga Azenhas, João Gouveia, Ricardo Mamede

More information here.

II International Workshop on Non-Associative Algebras

Porto, 29 April - 3 May, 2019

The II International workshop on non-associative algebras aims to bring together researchers from around the world, working in the field of non-associative algebras, sharing the latest results and challenges in this field.

Plenary speakers:
• Alberto Facchini (Italy)
• Alberto Elduque (Spain)
• Cristina Draper Fontanals (Spain)
• David Towers (UK)
• Ernesto Spinelli (Italy)
• Friedrich Wagemann (France)
• Justin McInroy (UK)
• Karel Dekimpe (Belgium)
• Pasha Zusmanovich (Czech Republic)
• Salvatore Siciliano (Italy)
• Sofiane Bouarroudj (UAE)
• Tiago Macedo (Brazil)
• Tom De Medts (Belgium)
• Willem Adriaan De Graaf (Italy)
• Xabier García-Martínez (Spain)
• Yury Popov (Brazil)

Organizers at CMUC:
Elisabete Barreiro, Paulo Saraiva

More information here.

Challenges in Healthcare - The role of mathematics

Coimbra, 7 June, 2019

The main goal of this 3rd Industrial Workshop, promoted by the Portuguese Network for Mathematics in Industry and Innovation (PT-MATHS-IN), is to inspire new approaches to address the challenges faced by the health industry nowadays. Bringing together specialists from the health ecosystem and researchers from several areas, this workshop aims to discuss those challenges, to hear perspectives on the latest trends in healthcare, and to identify promising opportunities where mathematics plays a significant role to improve that field.

Keynote Speakers:
• Ana Paula Rocha (Univ. do Porto)
• André Dias Pereira (Univ. de Coimbra)
• Bart Romeny (Eindhoven University of Technology)
• Inês Sousa (Univ. do Minho)
• Isabel Figueiredo (Univ. de Coimbra)
• João Malva (Univ. de Coimbra)
• Rui Rodrigues (Univ. de Lisboa)
• Wil Schilders (President of EU-MATHS-IN)

Organizers at CMUC:
Daniela Jordão, Diogo Lobo and Sílvia Barbeiro

More information here.

Nonlinear PDEs in Braga

Braga, 7-9 June, 2019

The study of PDEs is one of the major subjects in mathematics nowadays and their usage spreads from abstract to applied mathematics. This workshop will be devoted to the analysis of various types of nonlinear PDEs (elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, dispersive, etc.) and applications.

The event will take place from 7 to 9 of June 2019, in the Edifício dos Congregados, located in the centre of the historical city of Braga, Portugal.

Invited Speakers:
• Chérif Amrouche (Univ. de Pau et des Pais de l'Adour)
• Yann Brenier (École Normale Supérieure)
• Simão Correia (Univ. Lisboa)
• Eurica Henriques (Univ. Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
• Léonard Monsaingeon (Univ. Lisboa)
• Clément Mouhot (Univ. Cambridge)
• Filipe Oliveira (Univ. Lisboa)
• José Francisco Rodrigues (Univ. Lisboa)
• Denis Serre (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
• Jorge Drumond Silva (Univ. Lisboa)
• Ana Jacinta Soares (Univ. Minho)
• Daniel Spector (National Chiao Tung Univ.)
• Eduardo Teixeira (Univ. Central Florida)
• José Miguel Urbano (Univ. Coimbra)
• Juan Luis Vázquez (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid)

Organizers at CMUC:
Dmitry Vorotnikov

More information here.

International Conference on Differential & Difference Equations and Applications 2019

Lisboa, 1-5 July, 2019

The 4th edition of the International Conference on Differential & Difference Equations Applications will be held in the VIP Zurique Hotel in Lisbon. The previous conferences were held in the cities of Ponta Delgada (Azores, Portugal) in 2011 and Amadora (Portugal) in 2015 and 2017.
The main aim of the conference is to promote, encourage, and bring together researchers in the fields of differential & difference equations. All areas of differential & difference equations will be represented with special emphasis on applications. It is anticipated that the conference will attract over 200 participants with 10 plenary speakers, 21 main speakers, and 200 lectures.
The ICDDEA 2019 will held Special Sessions on: Dynamic equations on Time Scales; Asymptotic problems for ODEs: qualitative theory and methods; Nonautonomous dynamical systems; Concrete nonlinear difference equations and systems and asymptotic methods; Oscillation of delay differential and difference equations; Recent trends on deterministic and stochastic partial differential equation; Boundary Value Problems for Differential and Difference Equations.

Plenary Speakers:
• Peter Bates (Michigan State Univ., USA)
• Michel Chipot (Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland)
• Zuzana Dosla (Masaryk Univ., Czech Republic)
• Pavel Drabek (Univ. of West Bohemia, Czech Republic)
• Ardeshir Guran (Institute for Structronics, Canada)
• Andrzej Szulkin (Stockholm Univ., Sweden)
• Ioannis Stavroulakis (Univ. of Ioannina, Greece)

Organizers at CMUC:
José Augusto Ferreira

More information here.

Special session on Representation Theory of Algebras and Groups

Lisboa, 1-5 July, 2019

IWOTA 2019 will be held Monday July 22-Friday July 26, at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. There will be a special session on Representation Theory of Algebras and Groups.

Submissions for contributed talks are welcome. The deadline for submission is May 24, 2019. See for more details.

Plenary Speakers:
• Chris Bowman (Univ. of Kent, UK)
• João Dias (Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal)
• Stéphane Launois (Univ. of Kent, UK)
• Paula Lomp (Univ. do Porto, Portugal)
• Alison Parker (Univ. of Leeds, UK)
• Raquel Simões (Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal)
• Lewis Topley (Univ. of Kent, UK)
• Jorge Vitória (Univ. degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy)
• Ivan Yudin (Univ. de Coimbra, Portugal)

Organizers of this special session:
Ana Paula Santana (CMUC), Carlos André (CEAFEL) and Samuel Lopes (CMUP)

More information here.

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

Braga, 9-13 September 2019

This year the annual UC|UP PhD Summer School will take place in Braga and is jointly organised with the PhD Program in Applied Mathematics of the Universities of Aveiro, Minho and Porto (MAP-PDMA) and the PhD Program in Mathematics of the University of Aveiro (PDMat-UA).

The Summer School will consist of three intensive courses and sessions where the students of the three PhD programs may present their work. The schedule will be available soon.


• An introduction to Algebraic Geometry
Francesco Polizzi (Univ. della Calabria, Italy)

• Optimal Control of Sweeping Processes
Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State Univ., Detroit, USA)

• Morrey-Besov spaces, heat equations and Navier-Stokes equations
Jan Vybíral (Czech Technical Univ., Prague,Czech Republic)

Scientific Committee:
Alexandre Almeida (Univ. Aveiro), Carlos Rito (Univ. Porto), Maria Irene Falcão (Univ. Minho), Susana Moura (Univ. Coimbra)

More information here.

Summer School in Algebra and Topology

Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), 11-14 September, 2019

The second Summer School will consist of three intensive courses addressed to Master and PhD students, that will be of interest also for more experienced researchers in mathematics. This event is part of a joint project of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting research collaborations within the Coimbra Group. The project is funded by UCL for the period January 2018-December 2020.


• Contramodules and their applications
Silvana Bazzoni (Univ. of Padova, Italy)

• Categories for universal algebra
Marino Gran (Univ. catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

• Categorical commutator theory
Sandra Mantovani (Univ. of Milan, Italy)

• Frames and locales: topology without points
Jorge Picado (Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal)

More information here.

Recent Preprints

19-11: On Laguerre-Hahn orthogonal polynomials on the real line

M. N. Rebocho

PDF file here.

19-10: Riemann-Hilbert problem and matrix biorthogonal polynomials

Amílcar Branquinho, Ana Foulquié Moreno and Manuel Mañas

PDF file here.

19-09: Bases for pseudovarieties closed under bideterministic product

Alfredo Costa and Ana Escada

PDF file here.

19-08: Aging effect on iontophoretic transdermal drug delivery

J. A. Ferreira, P. de Oliveira and L. Pinto

PDF file here.

19-07: On finitary functors and finitely presentable algebras

J. Adámek, S. Milius, L. Sousa and T. Wissmann

PDF file here.

See the complete list here.

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