## 2015 activity report

2016-03-08

The 2015 activity report is available.

2016-03-08

The 2015 activity report is available.

2016-12-22 — 2017-02-15

The research program on *Hydrodynamic Limits and Equilibrium Fluctuations: universality from stochastic systems*, coordinated by Patrícia Gonçalves, invites applications for doctoral and postdoctoral positions for research in Mathematics / Probability at the Center for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems of the Instituto Superior Técnico at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Further details are available from http://patriciamath.wixsite.com/patricia/hylef

2016-10-25 — 2016-11-11

A call for two Introductory Research Grants in Mathematics is about to open. They will be supervised by a CAMGSD member for a one year period.

The call announcement is available from http://ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/ (local copy).

2016-10-20 — 2016-10-24

CAMGSD is proud to support the Pedro Nunes Lectures 2016 featuring Jean-Pierre Bourguignon.

2016-10-06 — 2016-10-20

CAMGSD opened a call for two Graduate research grants, intended for students enrolled in a Master program. The winning candidates will do research work in the thematic areas of the Center and will be supervised by, at least, one of its members. Details in Portuguese are available from http://ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/ (local copy).

2016-09-14

Hugo Tavares, CAMGSD Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, was awarded the *Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos* Scientific Prize of 6,500€ in the field of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The selection committee assessed the scientific merit of the research work of the candidates in 2011-2015.

2016-07-18 — 2016-07-22

Leonor Godinho is one of the invited speakers at the 7th European Congress of Mathematics in July.

The work that brought about the invitation is the article with Silvia Sabatini *New tools for classifying Hamiltonian circle actions with isolated fixed points* published in the *Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 14 (2014), 791-860*.

2016-07-04 — 2016-07-06

The Encontro Ciência 2016 about national scientific and technological activities will be held July 4 - July 6.

CAMGSD will be present in the technical meeting about research in Mathematics and its Applications on Wednesday July 6, 11:30am.

Chair: Carlos Rocha

João Costa

*Global uniqueness in general relativity: the strong cosmic censorship conjecture.*

Hugo Tavares

*Phase separation in competitive nonlinear systems and applicationsto shape optimization problems.*

Ana Patrícia Gonçalves

*Universality from microscopic stochastic dynamics.*

2016-06-03 — 2016-06-30

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Mathematical Relativity Group in CAMGSD.

The fellowship is within the area of the GPSEinstein grant, namely global properties of solutions of the Einstein equations, hyperbolic partial differential equations, cosmic censorship and the formation of singularities in general relativity.

Starting date:

Between October 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017.

Conditions of award:

- Applicants must have obtained a PhD degree in mathematics or related area and a relevant research record in the areas of the GPSEinstein grant.
- Preference will be given to candidates with PhD degrees awarded in the last 6 years.

Application:

Candidates should send the following documents by email to jlca@iscte.pt, before June 30, 2016:

- Curriculum Vitae.
- Copy of the PhD certificate.
- Research proposal.
- 1 or 2 letters of recommendation.
- Completed application form.

The Mathematical Relativity Group in CAMGSD: At present, our group is composed of 4 faculty members (João L Costa, Pedro Girão, José Natário and Jorge D. Silva), 3 postdoctoral fellows (Artur Alho, Luis F. Costa and Anne Franzen) and 1 PhD student (Pedro Oliveira).

CAMGSD supports the talks of Bernold Fiedler and André Neves at National Meeting of Students of Mathematics (ENEMATH) and Simone Calogero at the *Jornadas de Física* organized by the Physics students at Instituto Superior Técnico.

2016-03-11 — 2016-03-24

CAMGSD opened a call for three Graduate research grants, intended for students enrolled in a Master program. The winning candidates will do research work in the thematic areas of the Center and will be supervised by, at least, one of its members. Details in Portuguese are available from:

- http://ist-id.pt/files/sites/43/bl40_ist-id.pdf (1 grant)
- http://ist-id.pt/files/sites/43/bl39_ist-id.pdf (2 grants)

It is expected that calls for 3 additional grants will be opened for students graduating before August of the current academic year.

2015-03-01

The 2014 activity report is available.

2015-11-12

CAMGSD will offer six Graduate research grants, intended for students enrolled in a Master program. The winning candidates will do research work in the thematic areas of the Center and will be supervised by, at least, one of its members. The fellowships will run from: May 2016 to August 2017 (2 grants) and September 2016 to August 2017 (4 grants). The call is expected to open in February 2016.

2015-12-11

One hundred years ago, in December, Einstein presented the Theory of General Relativity and the world changed forever. First of four Antena 2 Science programs in Portuguese dedicated to Einstwein's scientific revolution, with the mathematician and CAMGSD member José Natário and the theoretical physicist Vitor Cardoso.

2015-11-27

André Arroja Neves, Professor of Imperial College, UK, colaborator and frequent visitor of CAMGSD, was awarded, jointly with Codá Marques from Princeton University, the 2016 Oswald Veblen Prize by the American Mathematical Society. This distinction celebrates his contribuitions in topology and differential geometry, and stresses the solution of the Willmore Conjecture.

André Neves is a former student of the Licenciatura em Matemática Aplicada e Computação and was a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics of Instituto Superior Técnico. He will be one of the speakers at the 1st Meeting of Mathematics Students which will be held at Técnico in March 2016.

2015-11-11 — 2015-12-14

The call for CAMGSD postdoctoral positions 2016-2017 is open until December 14, 2015, at 5pm (Lisbon time).

2015-11-03

The article *On the global uniqueness for the Einstein-Maxwell-scalar field system with a cosmological constant: I Well posedness and breakdown criterion* by JL Costa, PM Girão, J Natário and J Drumond Silva was selected as one of the Classical and Quantum Gravity's Highlights of 2014-2015. Highlighted articles represent the most original and high interest work published in the journal.

2015-07-28

A research paper by our own Henrique Oliveira (CAMGSD, Técnico, Lisboa) and by Luís Melo (INESC MN, Técnico, Lisboa) on an old problem of clock synchronization has been widely cited in the media and social networks in the last few weeks.

2015-07-13 — 2015-07-17

The Geometry Summer School will celebrate the centenary of the General Theory of Relativity.

During one week, high school students will be exposed to the geometric ideas of Relativity through a series of activities.

2015-05-29

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of Professor George Sell. His support to the Centro de Análise Matemática, Geometria e Sistemas Dinâmicos through its Advisory Board since 2009 was deeply felt and greatly appreciated.

A biography is available in JDE 208, 3-8 (2005).

2015-01-19 — 2015-03-20

The call for CAMGSD postdoctoral positions 2015-2016 is open until March 20, 2015.

2014-03-09

The 2013 activity report is available.

2014-07-31

Pedro Girão published the book *Introdução à Análise Complexa, Séries de Fourier e Equações Diferenciais*, IST Press, July 2014.

2014-07-27

Leonor Godinho and José Natário published the book An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry: With Applications to Mechanics and Relativity, Springer Universitext, 2014.

2014-06-30 — 2014-07-04

Ricardo Shiappa is one of the organizers of the meeting Resurgence and Transseries in Quantum, Gauge and String Theories to be held at CERN.

2014-04-18

John Huerta will give a lecture entitled *Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics* at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on April 18, 2014, at 3 pm.

Huerta will explore the fascinating tale of symmetry, from its codification into a powerful tool called group theory by mathematicians in the 19th century, to its rise to the center of fundamental physics in the 20th century, and its evolution and influence today.

The lecture is part of WPI's Levi L. Conant Lecture Series, featuring Conant Prize winners.

2014-02-03 — 2014-03-31

The **LisMath **program merges the training and research expertise of the two Mathematics PhD programs of Universidade de Lisboa, namely, the ones at Instituto Superior Técnico and at Faculdade de Ciências. It is supported by 8 research centers including CAMGSD.

The program is funded by a 2.2 M€ grant from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology.

Applications for the first 9 **LisMath **Scholarships will be open February 3 — March 31, 2014.

2014-02-26 — 2014-03-17

The Geometry and Mathematical Physics project (GMP) of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, invites applications for research fellowships in mathematics within one of the research areas of GMP.

2013-03-10

The 2012 activity report is available.

2013-11-15 — 2013-12-16

The Geometry and Mathematical Physics project has announced a call for post-doctoral positions.

2013-09-11

Luís Barreira published the book Dimension Theory of Hyperbolic Flows, Springer Monographs in Mathematics, Springer, 2013.

2013-06-28

Luís Barreira and Yakov Pesin published the book *Introduction to Smooth Ergodic Theory*, Volume 148 of Graduate Studies in Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 2013.

2013-09-05 — 2013-09-07

The 2013 Summer School of the Portuguese Mathematical Society will take place September 5-7, at the *National Museum of Natural History and Science*, in Lisbon, and will have *Mathematics of Planet Earth* as its main theme.

The Summer School is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, undergraduate university students, and researchers but can be followed by general public interested in mathematics and its applications. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity to explore and discuss important aspects of Mathematics and its applications through plenary and thematic sessions, short courses and exhibitions.

The Summer School receives financial support from CAMGSD, CMAF, and Ciência Viva.

2013-07-04 — 2013-07-05

The Annual Meeting of the Associate Laboratory LARSyS will take place at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento in Lisbon on July 4-5, 2013.

The meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica, Ciência Viva.

The program includes oral presentations and debates led by researches involved in the interdisciplinary projects of LARSyS and is oriented towards issues associated with knowledge strategies emerging both in Portugal and abroad.

Congratulations to the three researchers who won competitive *Investigador FCT* Positions at our Center:

- Óscar Dias
- David Martinez Torres
- Hugo Tavares

John Huerta, who is just starting his postdoctoral position at CAMGSD, will be receiving the 2013 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize jointly with John Baez of the University of California, Riverside. The Conant Prize recognizes the best expository paper published in either the *Notices of the AMS* or the *Bulletin of the AMS* in the preceding five years. The prize will be awarded on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.

John was interviewed by CiênciaHoje.

2013-02-15

IST Press published the book *Cálculo numa variável real* by the CAMGSD member João Paulo Santos.

The 2011 Research Report is available.

2013-01-22 — 2013-01-25

The Iberian Strings 2013 meeting is the fourth meeting of the Iberian Strings series, superseding previous editions of the Workshop on Gravitational Aspects of Strings and Branes and of Northwest Strings. These meetings bring together a large part of the string theory community of Spain and Portugal and aim at discussing recent advances in the field of strings and branes.

The two CAMGSD 2012 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded to the following researchers:

- John Huerta, currently at Australian National University in Canberra, will hold a CAMGSD post doc position starting January 10, 2013.
- Milena Pabiniak. Milena, currently at Cornell University, will hold a CAMGSD post doc position starting January 1, 2013.

Luis Barreira and Claudia Valls published the book *Ordinary Differential Equations: Qualitative Theory*, Graduate Studies in Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, 2012.

2012-10-21 — 2012-11-26

The call for CAMGSD postdoctoral positions 2013-2014 is now open.

Luis Barreira published the book *Ergodic Theory, Hyperbolic Dynamics and Dimension Theory*, Universitex. Springer, 2012.

2012-09-03 — 2012-09-07

This edition of the IST-IME meetings will honor the 60th birthdays of Luís Magalhães and Carlos Rocha whose scientific partnership with Waldyr Oliva was the germ for these meetings.

Luis Barreira and Claudia Valls published the book *Sistemas Dinâmicos: uma Introdução*, IST Press, 2012.

2012-07-19 — 2012-07-22

The XX^{th} Oporto Meeting on Geometry, Topology and Physics, co-organized by CAMGSD, is a satellite meeting of the 6^{th} European Congress of Mathematics and the 17^{th} International Congress on Mathematical Physics.

2012-07-11 — 2012-07-13

The Workshop on Operator Theory, Complex Analysis and Applications 2012, organized by CAMGSD, is a satellite meeting of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics.

CAMGSD has 5 new members since December 2011: Cristina Câmara, Cristina Diogo, Juha Videman, Lina Oliveira and Rafael Luís.

Ricardo Schiappa, mathematical physicist and member of our research center, was interviewed by TVI24 about the Higgs boson (in Portuguese).

The deadline for application to the Doctoral Programme in Mathematics at Instituto Superior Técnico was **January 31, 2012**.

2011-11-08

A new Lecture Series sponsored by CAMGSD in the framework of the Associate Laboratory LARSyS started on November 8, 2011.

As usual the new academic year has brought lots of new faces to CAMGSD. These include post-doctoral fellows *Daniele Sepe, João Esteves*, *Matias del Hoyo*, *Pedro Vaz* and *Xavier Roulleau*, and doctoral students *Roberto Machado Velho* and *Sinan Eden*.

On March 23, 2011, CAMGSD became a part of the Associate Laboratory Laboratório de Robótica e Sistemas em Engenharia e Ciência (LARSyS).

Luis Barreira published the book *Thermodynamic Formalism and Applications to Dimension Theory*, Progress in Mathematics 294, Birkhäuser, 2011.

José Natário published the book *General Relativity Without Calculus: A Concise Introduction to the Geometry of Relativity*, Springer, Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics, 2011.

Luis Barreira published the book *Analyse Complexe et Équations Différentielles*, Enseignement Sup - Mathématiques, EDP Sciences, 2011.

Luís Barreira and Claudia Valls published the book *Analyse Complexe et Équations Différentielles - Exercices Corrigés*, Enseignement Sup - Mathématiques, EDP Sciences, 2011.

The European Research Council has granted André Neves a bolsa ERC de 1 milhão €. André was a former Mathematics sudent at IST.

2011-12-12

CAMGSD announced a new call for applications to post-graduate research positions in 2012/13. The deadline for application was **December 12, 2011**.

Luis Barreira and Claudia Valls published the book *Exercícios de Álgebra Linear*, Colecção Apoio ao Ensino g, IST Press, 2011.

2009-12-08

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of Professor Jack Hale. His continued support during the years was felt under a great many number of forms, starting with his direct support to the Mathematics Department in its launch of its Master Programme in 1984, and including his support to the Centro de Análise Matemática, Geometria e Sistemas Dinâmicos through its Advisory Board.

His contribution to the Development of Department of Mathematics was recognized by Instituto Superior Técnico with the award of a Honoris Causa Doctorate through Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1991. In 1999 the Center organized at IST an International Conference in his honor under the title Dynamical Systems and Evolutionary Equations. It is impossible to overestimate his contribution to the development of CAMGSD.

A biography is published in JDE 168, 3-9 (2000).

Luís Barreira was awarded the 2008 Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer prize.

The *Information and Communication Technologies Institute* is an international virtual institution with poles in Portugal and at Carnegie Mellon University.

This page contains news items which were highlighted in the CAMGSD site and somehow are still relevant. Additional news item may correspond to meetings.