30 June 2009

Post Doctoral Academy in Mathematics

July 7-8
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

This Academy brings together all post-docs of the Mathematics programs of both the Carnegie MellonPortugal and UTAustinPortugal partnerships.

“In the Academy we will have two courses by leading mathematicians as well as presentations by the post-docs and we expect to attract to the audience both senior faculty as well as junior faculty and advanced graduate students”, explains Diogo Gomes, scientific director of Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

This year the main topic of the Academy is Applied Analysis and Partial Differential equations. “We will have courses by Luis Caffarelli from University of Texas at Austin and Panagiotis Souganidis from the University of Chicago”, says Diogo Gomes adding “we are also planning a presentation by the leaders of the research projects in Mathematics under these partnerships. We hope to get the new post-docs actively involved in the research activities at Portuguese institutions. As such, we believe that activities such as this Academy are essential for the integration of the post-docs hired under these programs in ongoing research projects.”

Who is Luis Caffarelli?
Luis Caffarelli is a Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been awarded in 2009 the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. He is also the Director of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin of the CoLab - UTAustinPortugal partnership program.

Who is Panagiotis Souganidis?
Panagiotis Souganidis is a Charles H. Swift Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. He has been awarded a Presidential Young Investigator Award (1987), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1989) and the 1996 Bodossaki Foundation Academic Prize, which is awarded to outstanding Greek scholars under the age of 40.

More information http://math.utaustinportugal.org/pdworkshop/

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