CMUC Thematic Line: History of Mathematics

The activities and projects of our Thematic Line on the History of Mathematics are now presented at a new webpage:

CMUC Thematic Line: Outreach Activities

All information about outreach activities of CMUC is now collected at a new webpage:

New postdocs at CMUC

   João Nuno Mestre
   PhD in Mathematics (Differential Geometry, 2016, Univ. of Utrecht)
   under the supervision of Marius Crainic.

   Veronica Quitalo
   PhD in Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations, 2013, University
   of Texas at Austin) under the supervision of Luis Caffarelli.
   She is in Coimbra with a grant from CoLAB (UT Austin - Portugal

   Wenhui Shi
   PhD in Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations, 2013, Purdue
   University) under the supervision of Arshak Petrosyan.
   From Sep. 2013 to Aug. 2016 she did a postdoc at the Hausdorff
   Center for Mathematics, Univ. Bonn.

Andrea Montoli got a position in Milano

   A postdoc at CMUC for the last 6 years, Andrea Montoli has just
   started his new job as Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato at the
   Università degli Studi di Milano with a grant from the Italian
   Rita Levi Montalcini Program for young researchers.

RETMARKER Diabetic Retinopathy screening technology

An automated screening method designed by a CMUC research team led by Isabel M. Narra de Figueiredo, and incorporated in Retmarker, an automated retinal image analysis technology, has just received independent scientific confirmation of its huge global potential in the fight against Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) from a large-scale UK study led by researchers from the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

RETMARKER Press Release.

XXXI Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad

The Portuguese team got two silver medals and two bronze medals at the 2016 Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad held in Antofagasta (Chile). The team members are Alberto Pacheco (silver medal, year 12, Gondomar), Gonçalo Paredes (bronze medal, year 12, Coimbra), Manuel Cabral (bronze medal, year 11, Lisboa) and Matilde Silva (silver medal, year 11, Coimbra). They were prepared and selected by Escola Delfos of the University of Coimbra.

ATRACTOR wins MathLapse prize

The International competition MathLapse Festival, organized by Imaginary, held in Berlin (last 22 of July), selected the best 5 MathLapses* from the 47 submitted videos. One of the 5 prizes was awarded to Atractor, a Portuguese scientific project devoted to the popularization of mathematics, for the movie Constructions by pin-and-string - conics.

The University of Coimbra (through FCTUC, the Faculty of Science and Technology, and its Maths Department) is a partner of Atractor.

In the Atractor YouTube channel you may see other MathLapses produced by Atractor.

*MathLapse is a short movie that illustrates some mathematical idea.

Forthcoming Events

Click here for the updated list of regular seminars.

CoLaB Workshop:
Mathematics of Complex Systems: from precision medicine to smart cities

5 - 6 December, 2016

This workshop will be held in the framework of CoLAB, an initiative of the UT Austin - Portugal Program that seeks to enhance Portuguese scientific and technological capacity and to reinforce the international reach of leading Portuguese universities and scientific institutions.

The workshop will be held at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra.

More information here.

3rd CMUC Workskop

27 - 28 January, 2017

On the occasion of the visit to Coimbra of the members of the CMUC Advisory Committee on January 27-28, 2017, CMUC will organize its 3rd Workshop. The programme will be announced at CMUC webpage soon.

Past Events

CMUC at CIÊNCIA 2016 meeting

CMUC organized a session about Mathematics and Life Sciences at the CIÊNCIA 2016 meeting, with the following programme.

Isabel Narra Figueiredo (CMUC)
Image processing, simulation and cancer

Rui Travasso (Centro de Física da Universidade de Coimbra - CFisUC)
Using mathematics and physics to understand vessel growth

Miguel Patrício (Laboratório de BioestatíMstica e Informática Médica & IBILI, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra)
The mediating role played by mathematics in nuclear medicine

Jorge Tiago (Centro de Matemática Computacional e Estocástica, Universidade de Lisboa - CEMAT)
Modeling and simulations of cardiovascular diseases

J. A. Ferreira (CMUC)
Mathematical challenges in controlled drug delivery.

moderated by CMUC's Director Maria Manuel Clementino, with the participation of Miguel Castelo-Branco (IBILI.CNC) and Paula de Oliveira (CMUC).

(Higher) representation theory

Every mathematical object is equal but there are mathematical objects that are more equal than others.

With this sentence borrowed (with clever changes) from George Orwell, the Ucrainian mathematician Volodymyr Mazorchuk, from the University of Uppsala, started his talk about representation theory, in Coimbra, in the last month of June. Focusing on the representation of the symmetric group of three objects, Mazorchuk showed, after giving some basic examples, and with the help of 2-representation theory, that the group algebra of the symmetric group of three elements is a shadow of some structure with a combinatorial meaning.

Leibniz is still alive - and so are his mathematical ideas in the third millennium

The 3rd centennial of Leibniz's death in the current year 2016 was the motto for the first colloquium session of the new academic year. Prof. Marcel Erné (Leibniz Universität Hannover) presented some highlights in the immense mathematical work of the great Science genius under a modern point of view.

The slides of the talk are available here.

Workshop on Dualities 2016

A workshop on Duality Theory in Algebra, Logic and Topology was held last September in Coimbra. It gathered 27 participants, with talks in the mornings and free time for discussions in the afternoon.
Invited speakers: Marcel Erné (Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Germany), Dirk Hofmann (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal), Vincenzo Marra (Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Italy) and Jean-Éric Pin (Univ. Paris-Diderot, France).

The slides of some talks can be downloaded here.

Recent Preprints

16-42: Zero-truncated compound Poisson integer-valued GARCH models for time series

Esmeralda Gonçalves and Nazaré Mendes Lopes

PDF file here.

16-41: A free boundary optimization problem for the ∞-Laplacian

Rafayel Teymurazyan and José Miguel Urbano

PDF file here.

16-40: Non-Fickian coupled diffusion models in porous media

S. Barbeiro, S. Bardeji, J. A. Ferreira and L. Pinto

PDF file here.

16-39: Joins of closed sublocales

Jorge Picado, Aleš Pultr and Anna Tozzi

PDF file here.

16-38: On lifting of biadjoints and lax algebras

Fernando Lucatelli Nunes

PDF file here.

See the complete list here.

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