Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath)

past Activities

2019

OTHER ACTIVITIES: FACARD 2019 Workshop

Frobenius Action in Commutative Algebra: Recent Developments. The focus of the workshop is on these recent developments and other related topics.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019

After the positive experience of last year, BGSMath and the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques have jointly decided to organise once again a special event at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona to discuss gender gap in mathematics and successful communication strategies.

GRADUATE COURSES: An Introduction to Malliavin Calculus and its Applications

The goal of this course is to introduce the basic elements of Malliavin calculus and discuss its applications to regularity of probability laws, normal approximations and mathematical finance.

GRADUATE COURSES: Introduction to Statistical Learnig Theory

The goal of this course is to lay out some of the basic principles and introduce mathematical tools that help understand and analyze machine learning algorithms.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Fourteenth Barcelona Weekend in Group Theory

This is a meeting specialized in Theory of Groups, organized for the benefit of local specialists in Theory of Groups and in Geometry and Topology, and which contributes to the dissemination of the latest results obtained in our field, with the participation of international experts in the area.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Topics in Complex Dynamics 2019

This conference aims to bring together (experienced and junior) researchers in holomorphic dynamics from several different perspectives.

GRADUATE COURSES: An Introduction to Wavelets and their Applications

The goal of this course is to present the mathematical approach to wavelets starting from a basic knowledge of the Fourier representation and to show some of their applications using a free toolbox.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: An Introduction to Derivators with Applications to the Study of T-Structures

The theory of stable derivators can be thought of as a minimal enhancement of triangulated categories that allows for a good theory of homotopy co/limits. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES: VIII Complexitat Day

 

2018

OTHER ACTIVITIES:  International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018

BGSMath and the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques have jointly decided to organise a special event at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona to visualise successful female mathematicians and their research that has an impact on our everyday’s lives.

GRADUATE CURSES: Maths for insdustry 4.0

“Maths for Industry 4.0” will showcase how academic excellence at BGSMath is helping companies becoming digital. Join us to learn about successful collaborative initiatives, such as industrial doctoral theses, as well as the range of expertise you could benefit from.

GRADUATE CURSES: Metaheuristics Course

The first goal of this course is to give the students a general idea of the class of problems that benefit from and are amenable to be efficiently solvable by metaheuristics. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Intensive Research rogramme: Recent Progress in Mathematical Biology

The aim of this programme is to bring together experts from different areas of Mathematical Biology (neuroscience, tumour modelling, population dynamics,…) which have developed different methods trying to address the new challenges in their associated areas of biological and biomedical research.

COLLOQUIUM: UAB-BGSMath Colloquium: Topological vistas in Neuroscience

The talk will include an overview of the Blue Brain Project and a brief introduction to the topological tools used.

GRADUATE COURSES: An Introduction to Parameterized Complexity ntensive research programme: Recent Progress in Mathematical Biology

The key idea is to study the different ways key secondary parameters may be interleaved with input size in the computational complexity of algorithms.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Intensive research programme: Discrete, Combinatorial and Computational Geometry

This intensive research program will consist of8 weeks of activities focused on hot topics in discrete, combinatorial and computational geometry and their intricate relationships. The program will bring together leading researchers from all over the world to work on open problems, and to analyze its present state and perspectives.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Applying for Postdoctoral Positions. Writing your First Research Proposal

During this seminar, we will start by reviewing the academic career path from your PhD thesis until tenure, and what being a “postdoc” actually means. 

MONTHLY PROGRAMS: Geometric Function Theory in Fluid Mechanics

We are holding a research program on “Geometric function theory in fluid mechanics”. Our objective is to put together two communities apparently disconnected, and settle common interests and goals.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: XXIX International Biometric Conference

The International Biometric Society’s (IBS) International Biometric Conference (IBC) offers a very robust scientific programme for anyone with an interest in biometry.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Fundraising and Writing Research Proposals: The IF MSCA Example

These 2 two-hour sessions aim to showing you to identify funding opportunities suitable for mathematics-related projects (“Where to find the money”), and give you tools to formulate winning proposals in competition with other people who want them (“How to get it”).

GRADUATE COURSES: 4th Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis: A 2018 EMS Summer School

The Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis is a one-week scientific activity consisting mainly of courses addressed to PhD students and young researchers on current research topics in Stochastic Analysis.

COLLOQUIUM: BGSMath Summer Colloquium 2018

BGSMath Summer Colloquium 2018.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Fundraising and Writing Research Proposals: The IF MSCA Example (II Session)

These 2 two-hour sessions aim to showing you to identify funding opportunities suitable for mathematics-related projects (“Where to find the money”), and give you tools to formulate winning proposals in competition with other people who want them (“How to get it”).

GRADUATE COURSES: Complex Dynamics and Applications

An introduction to complex dynamics, aimed to survey its recent applications to statistical mechanics and the related open problems. A good portion of this course will be dedicated to review the classical theory of dynamics in one complex variables, initiated by Fatou and Julia.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Innovation Inspirational Talk: BGSMath and the Collider

The program is structured in two phases, an initial opportunity identification and validation phase and a venture building second phase. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Formae Mathematicae – Les Formes de les Matemàtiques – Shapes of Mathematics

BGSMath participates in the European Researchers’ Night 2018  with an initiative designed by Marina Garrote and Alessandro Oneto. They will guide us in a mathematical tour in the evocative location of the Dipòsit del Rei Martí, in Barcelona, just next to the Bellesguard Tower, designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Barcelona-Toulouse Probability Days

The Barcelona-Toulose Probability Days is a two-day scientific activity whose main objective consists in gathering researchers on probability theory, and particularly on stochastic analysis, from different institutions of Barcelona and Toulouse.

JUNIOR MEETINGS: BGSMath Junior Meeting

The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics is organizing its fourth BGSMath Junior Meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for young researchers of the BGSMath community to meet senior researchers and colleagues from various universities and share their knowledge and skills.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Barcelona Weekend on Operator Algebras
OTHER ACTIVITIES: A Theory of Spectral Clustering
COLLOQUIUM: BGSMath Autumn Colloquium 2018: Chasing Finite Shadows of Infinite Groups

An introduction to complex dynamics, aimed to survey its recent applications to statistical mechanics and the related open problems. A good portion of this course will be dedicated to review the classical theory of dynamics in one complex variables, initiated by Fatou and Julia.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Training Session on Open Science and Open Acces

This training session aims to provide an introduction to the concepts and historical background into Open Science, as well as the diverse routes to guarantee Open Access and contribute to research open Data.

2017

GRADUATE COURSES: Category Theory 

This course is a systematic introduction to modern Category Theory, useful to all students in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Combinatorics, or Logic.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS: Number Theory

January 23 to March 5, 2017

This intensive program on number theory will contribute to maintain the level of exceptional research that is being done in Barcelona in the field. In addition, it will be a great opportunity to train a new generation of graduate students and to introduce them to this active, exciting, and fruitful area of research.

GRADUATE COURSES: P-Adic Methods for Galois Representations and Modular Forms

January 30, 2017

We organize three advanced courses by leading experts in the subject, suitable for PhD students, postdoc researchers and senior number-theorists.

GRADUATE COURSES: Arithmetic Properties of Curves of Small Genus

February 14, 2017

The course is an introduction to theoretical and computational aspects of curves of small genus as well as their Jacobians. One of the main goals is to discuss the algorithmic characterization for the decision problem on when two small genus curves are isomorphic, or when two Abelian varieties of small dimension are isomorphic or isogenous.

MENTORING SESSION: Dr. Joan Bruna

This is the first of a series of meetings addressed to BGSMath master and Ph.D. students and young researchers in order to be able to meet mathematicians who have delevoped a successful carrer and learn from their experience.

WORKSHOP: 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop

The 1st BGSMath Data Science Workshop aims to bring together the internal practitioners in the area across the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics, as well as those working in related fields and/or other local organizations, to discuss ongoing research and strengthen the links of a growing network.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: What does a Quant do? BGSMath Seminar at UB

In this talk you will get information about this career path from an interest rate quant. We will talk about possible tasks and responsibilities, the skills you need for these jobs and myths about them.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Fundraising Module (Session 1)

BGSMath is starting a series of training modules addressed to the young researchers in the community, trying to help you develop complementary and transferable skills. This will include Communication/Presentation to diverse audiences, Fundraising and Proposal writing, and Knowledge Transfer Basics. 

GRADUATE COURSES: Interactions of Harmonic Analysis, Combinatorics and Number Theory

April 25 to May 19, 2017

The main purpose of this course is to explore several applications of Fourier analytic techniques in number theory and combinatorics, as well as their interactions.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Barcelona Mathematical Days. Congrés de la Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques

The Catalan Mathematical Society (SCM) invites participants to the second edition of the Barcelona Mathematical Days. This triennial Conference focusses on current research topics across several areas of Mathematics.

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Fundraising Module (Session 2)

This is the second module on Fundraising: “Writing Proposals: the IF example”.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS: Random Discrete Structures and Beyond

May 22 to June 16, 2017

The BGSMath Monthly Program Random Discrete Structures and Beyond aims to bring together top leader researchers in combinatorics, probability theory and computer science in the area of random discrete structures, as well as early stage researchers on this active area.

GRADUATE COURSES: Algebraic and Combinatorial Phylogenetics

June 19 to July 3, 2017

The course will go from the basics of stochastic processes and combinatorial objects related to phylogenetics to the deep understanding of the reconstruction methods used nowadays and the new algebraic and combinatorial tools that are emerging in the field.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Algebraic and Combinatorial Phylogenetics

June 26 to June 30, 2017

The course will go from the basics of stochastic processes and combinatorial objects related to phylogenetics to the deep understanding of the reconstruction methods used nowadays and the new algebraic and combinatorial tools that are emerging in the field.

COLLOQUIUM: Algebraic Geometry of Gaussian Mixtures/Instability Phenomena in the Restricted three body problem

Fifth BGSMath colloquium.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM)

Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) is an international nonprofit organization that supports and promotes research at the interface of mathematics and computation.  It fosters interaction among mathematics, computer science, and other areas of computational science through conferences, events and publications.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: RET Summer School on h-Principles

h-Principles are a powerful tool that lie on the interface between the geometry of manifolds and algebraic topology.

MONTHLY PROGRAMS:  Algebraic and Combinatorial Phylogenetics

June 19 to July 7, 2017

This BGSMath monthly program is the chance to make this interplay visible even from what is usually known as “pure mathematics” point of view and to benefit from the top level bioinformatics community in Barcelona. 

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: How to talk Mathematics: Oral Communication Skills Masterclass

Inspired by Halmos’s advice, BGSMath organizes this session addressed to all young researchers in mathematics willing to improve their oral communication skills.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Topics in Complex Dynamics 2017

This is the seventh edition of the school “Topics in complex dynamics” at Universitat de Barcelona organized by the  group of holomorphic dynamics  (HoloDyn).

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING: Introduction to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

The talk will provide us with ideas to plan and execute scientific research taking into account aspects such as accountability and transparence, through the application of open science/open software/open data approaches, think of more and better interaction with society at large, and manage diversity in research teams and organizations.

JUNIOR MEETINGS: BMS – BGSMath Junior Meeting

The Berlin Mathematical School and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics both share the goal of striving for excellence in their doctoral and postdoctoral training. In order to further the collaboration between these two graduate schools, their first joint meeting of the junior researchers will be held in Barcelona in October of 2017.

COLLOQUIUM: Hyper-Kähler Geometry

UPC-BGSMath Colloquium.

2016

GRADUATE COURSES: Symplectic Techniques in Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics

This is a course on Symplectic Geometry and Topology with an eye towards applications in Hamiltonian Dynamics. 

GRADUATE COURSES: A Primer on K-Theory and its Applications

February 22, 2016

In this course we will present the basic tools of the subject, with a stress on applications in various areas by means of examples.

JUNIOR MEETINGS: II BGSMath Junior Meeting

The purpose of this workshop is to give the opportunity to young researchers and PhD students to present their current research in a friendly and collaborative environment.

SCIENTIFIC DAY: Jornada Científica BGSMath

Annual BGSMath Scientific Meeting.

GRADUATE COURSES: 2016 IEEE Internatial Symposium on Information Theory

July 10-15, 2016

WORKSHOP: Interactions Between Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations (JISD 2016)

This meeting is organized every year and provides a working enviroment for the interaction between researchers in the areas of dynamical systems and PDEs. There will be four main courses of six hours each, some seminars, communications, and posters.

CONFERENCE: Barcelona Analysis Conference 2016 (BAC16)

The main objective of the conference is to gather leading researchers in Mathematical Analysis and close areas to present the latest developments and discuss future lines of research.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event.

COLLOQUIUM: How does the Heat Equation Explore Geometric and Functional Inequalities?

Fourth BGSMath colloquium.

2015

GRADUATE COURSES: Information Theory

The aims of this course are to review the fundamental principles and methods of information theory.

COLLOQUIUM: Good Characterisations, Duality Theory and Computational Complexity

May 19, 2015

The second BGSMath colloquium was the starting point of the new BGSMath, after obtaining the excellence award Maria de Maeztu. From now BGSMath will have one colloquium per semester. On this occasion we had the pleasure to listen to Albert Atserias, form UPC.

GRADUATE COURSES: Mathematical Logic and Linguistics 

One of the new directions taken by mathematical logic in the late 20th century was the turn towards substructural or resource-conscious inference [Girard 1987]. The non-commutative variety of this had already been anticipated in linguistics thirty years earlier [Lambek 1958]. Recently this convergence of mathematical logic and linguistics has consolidated in a particular categorial logic for syntax and semantics, which it is the objective of this course to present.

GRADUATE COURSES: Algorithmic Group Theory

In this course we propose a trip through modern infinite group theory with a special emphasis on algorithmic issues.

COLLOQUIUM: Rational Points on Ellipctic Curves

Third BGSMath colloquium. After presenting the current news about BGSMath, there was a lecture given by Henri Darmon (McGill University), entitled Rational points on elliptic curves.

JUNIOR MEETINGS: I BGSMath Junior Meeting

The purpose of this workshop is to give the opportunity to young researchers and PhD students to present their current research in a friendly and collaborative environment.

2014

GRADUATE COURSES: Partial Differential Equations

The course will start with a modern review of the key topics learnt in a first PDE course.

GRADUATE COURSES: Homology in Algebra and Geometry

Spring 2014

The course will present the classical setting of homology as well as an introduction to the more recent aspects that right now are changing the subject.

GRADUATE COURSES: Lie groups and bundles

September 22, 2014

Both Lie groups and line bundles are transversal tools that are used in many mathematical fields. We start from a geometrical point view, but the course provides basic tools for students interested in algebraic and differential topology, algebraic geometry and mathematical physics.

GRADUATE COURSES: Computational tools for Number Theory and Algebra

The course will include a number of laboratory sessions to practice the main topics with SAGE and Magma.

GRADUATE COURSES: Interactions of Harmonic Analysis, Combinatorics and Number Theory

The 3rd Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis is a biennial one-week activity that started in the year 2012. The core programme consists of two courses, 10 hours each, addressed mainly to PhD students and young researchers, on topics in Stochastic Analysis at the forefront of current research. A selected group of participants are given the opportunity to deliver short talks or to display posters as a complement of the daily morning training programme.

2013

COLLOQUIUM: Cédric Villani: Of triangles, gases, prices and men

The first BGSMath Colloquium presents a talk by Fields Medallist Cedric Villani (IHP, Paris)

GRADUATE COURSES: A course on Dynamical Systems

September 26, 2013

The lectures will be chosen among the following list of topics, according to the interests and backgrounds of the students and adapting them to the list of short courses on nearby topics given in the Math centers of the Barcelona area.

GRADUATE COURSES: Random Structures and the probabilistic method

September 29 to December 19, 2013

The course provides an introduction to these methods, whose common theme is the use of the language of probability and the analysis of random structures and processes to derive results about deterministic structures.