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 […]

Technological Oscar for Vladimir Koylazov, Chaos Group

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences   2017 Scientific and Technical Awards  were  given for 18 achievements (out of 34 individual and 5 collective nominations). One of individual recipients is Vladimir Koylazov. According to the citation, Vladimir Koylazov  was awarded  “for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group. V-Ray’s efficient […]

Industrial Mathematics in Bulgaria. A personal view.

My name is Stanislav Harizanov and I’m currently employed at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT-BAS) (full part) and Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI-BAS) (part-time position). I received a PhD in Mathematics from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany in 2011 under the guidance of Prof. Peter Oswald. Then, […]

“Quantitative Tomographic Imaging – Radon meets Bell and Maxwell”

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) in Linz, Austria organizes a Summer School (10th – 12th July) and a Workshop (13th – 14th July) as follow up events of the successful conference “100 Years of the Radon Transform”. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together scientists from Physics, Medical Physics and Mathematics […]

ESGI128 – Registration Closes May 26th

Problem statements for the 128th European Study Group with industry are now available  ESGI128 is organised by MACSI to be held in the University of Limerick, Ireland and will take place from 11-16th of June.  Registration will close on Friday 26th of May 2017. Full-board accommodation will be provided to all participants on campus.  The […]

Clustering of multivariate Big Data

Clustering is the division of a collection of data into groups, or clusters, such that points in the same cluster have a small distance from one another, while points in different clusters are at a large distance from one another. When the data are not very high dimensional, but are too many to fit in […]

13th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM’2017)

The Center for Mathematical Morphology, MINES ParisTech, is organizing on the occasion of the 50 years of its foundation, the 13th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM’2017), in Fontainebleau on May 15-17. ISMM 2017 is held at MINES ParisTech Campus in Fontainebleau. The scientific program highlight the current trends and advances in mathematical morphology, […]

Sébastien Drouyer: PhD at the CMM, MINES ParisTech

My name is Sébastien Drouyer and I am currently finishing a PhD thesis in the Center for Mathematical Morphology (CMM) at MINES Paristech, under the supervision of Serge Beucher and Michel Bilodeau. The PhD is financed by IFP Energies Nouvelles where I also work with Maxime Moreaud and Loïc Sorbier. Mathematical morphology is a field […]

Analysis and Optimization of Polymer Spin Packs

Spin packs are widely used for the production of synthetic fibers and nonwoven materials. In a typical spin pack polymer melt enters through a small inflow tube. Within a cavity the polymer is distributed over the whole cross-sectional area of the device before it passes several layers of filters. Finally, the material is pressed through […]