Funding and travel for PhD students?

Last May I visited the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), a research institute located on the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. I am a PhD candidate at the University of Limerick, Ireland and this international trip was my second visit to the CRM to work with my PhD co-supervisor Prof Tim Myers. […]

Success story: JRU Repsol-ITMATI

Founded jointly with the enterprise Respol, the main goal of the Joint Research Unit Repsol-ITMATI (JRU Repsol-ITMATI) is the research on mathematical and numerical methods for solving problems found in the Repsol daily activity: devices and processes simulation and optimization. The JRU Repsol-ITMATI carries out innovative research lines in the border of the energetic sector […]


In the following lines, I will try to explain my experience while doing a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) with Professor Helen Byrne at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, where you can feel maths everywhere around. As a headline, I can already state that it has been an incredible ‘adventure’ in many different senses […]

Battery modelling in Barcelona

  Barcelona: the place to do maths in shorts When I visit Barcelona I stand out for two reasons. Firstly, as a Canadian, I have a non-European accent and secondly, I’m the only person around me wearing shorts in the 16 C Spanish winter. The shorts are also largely due to the fact of my […]

Different perspectives on study groups …

From a secondary school teacher To be invited to attend the European Study Group with Industry in UL this year as a teacher of applied maths at second level was a great privilege.  At a time when knowledge alone is following the same path as horse power, adaptive intelligence, the ability to know what to […]

ESGI 128 Blogs: Analog Devices and Vehicle Damage

Analog Devices Problem Day 1 We started the day with registration and coffee – an opportunity to meet the other attendees, and discuss which problems we were thinking of working on. Following an opening address from UL president Desmond Fitzgerald, five industry representatives presented their problems individually. Each seemed interesting and intriguing, with opportunities to […]

Faculty positions in various levels and areas of mathematics

Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, P. R. China School of Mathematics (Zhuhai) Faculty positions in various levels and areas The School of Mathematics (Zhuhai) of Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for a number of academic positions in all areas of mathematics and statistics, at the ranks professors, associate professors and research fellows to commence in the fall of […]

ESGI 131 in Bilbao: Boost the success of your company with Mathematics

Boost the success of your company with Mathematics was the slogan of the 131st European Study Group with Industry, which was successfully held in Bilbao from 15th to 19th May 2017. BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics was in charge of the organization of the event, in collaboration with BEAZ (public company of the Provincial […]

Earthquakes in Barcelona: How big are the biggest earthquakes?

It has been known since the 1950s that the number of earthquakes of large magnitude follows the law of Gutenberg and Richter: for a region (any) and a time interval (sufficient) the probability distribution of the magnitude of earthquakes will be exponential (decreasing) , with many small earthquakes and (fortunately) few large ones. The simplicity […]

Industrial Maths in Barcelona (and Limerick)

Over the next 2 weeks we will showcase various research projects in Spain, with an obvious focus on Barcelona and a less obvious focus on Limerick. This is due to a number of recent exchanges between researchers from CRM and MACSI. Also, U. Limerick recently hosted the 128th ESGI and so we expect various contributions […]