Modelling and Simulation in Life and Materials Sciences (MSLMS) group at Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM

by Mario Fernández-Pendás, Simone Rusconi, Elena Akhmatskaya, BCAM In the recent decades the widespread availability of powerful computers allowed to numerically solve problems arising in Materials Sciences, Biosciences, Geophysics, Economics, that will eventually contribute to public health, medicine, industry, environment and society.  Addressing these tasks has been the mission of Modelling and Simulation in Life and […]

Non-Fourier Heat Conduction

Fourier’s law has been used to successfully describe heat transport for over 200 years. However, it is known that it leads to inaccuracies at extremely short time scales or at very small length scales. For example, experiments of laser heating of ultrathin layers or simulations of heat transport in solids using molecular dynamics show dramatic […]

Mathematical modelling of nanocrystal growth

  Nanoparticles are units of matter with dimensions between 1 and 100 nanometers (nm) that have gained a lot of interest during the last decades, due to their wide variety of applications in biomedicine, environmental-related problems, electronics and catalysis. They have unique chemical, physical, mechanical, and optical properties that naturally occur at that scale that […]

Lithium-ion batteries: A case study of mathematics and manufacturing

By Dr Iain Moyles Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere in our society.  They power the things that entertain us (phones, computers), the things that transport us (cars, planes, etc.), and even the things that save our lives (pacemakers and other implantable devices)!  They are so ubiquitous that in 2012, over 660 million cylindrical lithium-ion cells were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Post-doctoral positions in Barcelona

The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics is currently offering 6 post-doctoral positions, 3 junior (PhD awarded between 1st April 2015 – 1st July 2017), 3 senior (1st April 2011 – 1st April 2015). The deadline for applications is May 3rd. The Industrial Mathematics group at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (which is a member of BGSM) […]

PhD position in Barcelona

The Industrial Mathematics group at the Centre de Recerca Matematica is currently looking for candidates to apply for a PhD in mathematical modelling. The grant is funded by La Caixa bank, through the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics. The Industrial Mathematics Research Group consists of the group leader, Prof. Tim Myers, 2 post-doctoral fellows and 3 […]

Post-Doctoral positions in Industrial Mathematics

There are currently two opportunities to join the Industrial Mathematics Research Group at the Centre de Recerca Matemática in Barcelona. For PhDs awarded between Jan 1st 2011 – Dec 31st 2013, BGSMath–BANCO DE SANTANDER POSTDOCTORAL CALL 2016 For PhDs awarded between Jan 1st 2009 – Dec 31st 2014 Beatriu de Pinós 2016 Both calls are […]