Joint meeting of the Italian Mathematical Union, the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Polish Mathematical Society
Joint meeting of the Italian Mathematical Union, the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Polish Mathematical Society (http://umi-simai.ptm.org.pl/) was held at the University of Wroclaw and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology on 17-20 September 2018. The conference was the next of a series of bilateral meetings between Polish Mathematical Society and other mathematical societies taking place alternately from the Forum of Polish Mathematicians.
This time, to answer the growing demand for emphasizing the applications of mathematics, it was organized not only with a mathematical society from a country that plays a significant role in mathematics in the world: the Italian Mathematical Union (Unione Matematica Italiana – UMI), but also with the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Società Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale – SIMAI).
Wroclaw was chosen as the venue for this meeting due to the very strong position of Wroclaw mathematics, especially in applied areas, originating from the Lwów school of mathematics, and currently implemented, among others, in the Hugo Steinhaus Center at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
During the conference 12 plenary talks were presented by outstanding speakers, mostly being world’s leading experts in their fields. Let us only mention the lecture by Luigi Preziosi (Politecnico di Torino) who demonstrated that cell-extracellular matrix interaction and the mechanical properties of cell nucleus play a fundamental role in cell movement across fibre networks and micro-channels.
The conference was divided into 44 thematic sessions with the overall number of 553 talks. Among others the sessions included Mathematical Modelling for Complex Systems, Financial Mathematics, Differential Inclusions and Controlled Systems, Stochastic Models of Molecular Anomalous Diffusion and Fractional Dynamics, Challenges and Methods of Modern Statistics, Computational Mathematics: Discrepancy and Complexity, and Multiscale Models in Mathematical Biology. The event was truly international with 683 participants from 32 different countries, mostly from Poland (303 participants) and Italy (232).
We are certain that many more great collaborations will develop from the interactions started at the conference.
For the detailed programme of the conference and talk abstracts please visit http://umi-ptm.im.pwr.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Talks.pdf.
by Krzysztof Burnecki, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Faculty of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology