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22 November 2018,  16h00, at Academy of Sciences

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Taking Mathematics to Heart

Alfio Quarteroni (Politecnico di Milano, Italia)

Abstract: Mathematical models describe the interaction between electrical, mechanical and fluid-dynamical processes occuring in the heart. This classical multi-physics problem featuring multi-scale solutions in space and time require appropriate numerical strategies for accurate and computationally effective simulations of these processes in both physiological and pathological regimes. This presentation includes also a few representative applicatons of clinical interest.

The Pedro Nunes Lectures are a joint iniciative of the Centro International de Matemática and of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática. This Lecture has the support of CMAFcIO (Ciências, ULisboa), CEMAT (IST, ULisboa) and the Academia de Ciências de Lisboa.



Workshop on Mathematics & Wild Fires

8 - 9 November 2018, at Departamento de Matemática da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Coimbra


November 8 

15:00-15:45 Alberto Bressan (Penn State University, USA), Dynamic blocking problems for a model of fire confinement

16:00-16:45 Steen Markvorsen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark),  A Finsler geometric paradigm for wildfire spread modelling

16:45-17:15 Coffe Break

17:15-18:00 Gianni Pagnini (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain), Fire-spotting modelling for regional-scale wildfire simulators: a case study with WRF-Sfire

November 9

9:30-10:15 Wenceslao Manteiga (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Using statistics and optimization techniques to fight against wildfires in Galicia

10:30-11:15 Maria Antónia Turkman (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Statistical methods towards the construction of decision tools to assist wildfire management

11:15-11:45 Coffe Break

11:45-12:30 Dominique Morvan (Aix-Marseille Université, France), Wildfires physics and modelling

12:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 Mélanie Rochoux (CECI, CNRS-CERFACS, France), Overview and challenges of data-driven wildland fire spread modeling

15:30-16:15 Final Session: Challenges, Open Problems, Scientific Interaction

16:15 Coffe Break

In 2017,  Portugal, mainly the center of Portugal,  where the city of Coimbra is localised, was devastated by terrible wild fires. This tragedy has affected all the Portuguese society  that is now extremely  engaged in avoiding future similar and dramatic events. 

Mathematics can play a significant role  in  predicting  fire behaviour and spread, as well as, in defining suitable strategies to prevent and combat fires. Since the main activities of CIM include sponsoring events, and  organising lectures for the Mathematical  community,  this Workshop on Mathematics & Wild Fires is an event of the utmost importance in Portugal.

This Workshop on Mathematics & Wild Fires is also  a satellite event of the  VIII International Conference on FOREST FIRE RESEARCH
(Coimbra, Portugal, 10-16 November 2018). 

We invite all researchers interested in Mathematics and Wild Fires to participate in this workshop organised by CIM in cooperation with CMUC (Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra)
CMAFcIO (Center for Mathematics, Fundamental Applications and Operations Research) and APMTAC (Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics).

Organising Committee:


Topics in Nonlinear Analysis: Calculus of Variations and PDEs

10 - 12 October 2018, at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa


  • Marco Caroccia (CMAFcIO)
  • Riccardo Scala (CMAFcIO)
  • Hugo Tavares (CMAFcIO)
  • Nicolas van Goethem (CMAFcIO)


Workshop on PDE's, Control Theory and Related Topics

20 - 23 September 2018, at Inatel da Foz do Arelho, Portugal


  • Gilles Lebeau 
  • Oana Ivanovici 
  • Pedro Freitas
  • Teresa Monteiro Fernandes (CMAFcIO)


ECMTB 2018 "Celebrating the Year of Mathematical Biology 2018"

23-27 July 2018, at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa


  • Maíra Aguiar (Conference Chair), CMA FCT | Universidade Nova de Lisboa & CMAFCIO | Universidade de Lisboa
  • Carlos Braumann (Conference Chair), CIMA | Universidade de Évora
  • Nico Stollenwerk (Conference Chair), CMAFCIO | Universidade de Lisboa 
  • Fabio Chalub, CMA FCT | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Lisete Sousa, CEAUL FCUL | Universidade de Lisboa
  • Paulo Doutor, CMA FCT | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Patrícia Filipe, CIMA | Universidade de Évora
  • Erida Gjini, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
  • Luís Mateus, CMAFCIO | Universidade de Lisboa
  • Paula Patrício, CMA FCT | Universidade Nova de Lisboa    
  • Luís Sanchez Rodrigues, CMAFCIO | Universidade de Lisboa
  • Raquel Filipe CMAFCIO | Universidade de Lisboa


ICM 2018 Satellite Conference on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

23 - 27 July 2018, at Hotel Mareiro, Fortaleza - Brazil

This is a satellite conference of the international Congress of Mathematicians, and is intended to promote the interaction of several groups working on nonlinear partial differential equations throughout the world. The main goals of our meeting are to understand recent developments, as well to promote contacts and collaborations between the participants and contribute to create new open questions and problems in the field. 

Organization: Denis Bonheure (ULB), Ederson dos Santos and Sérgio Soares (ICMC-USP), Hugo Tavares (CMAFCIO)


Mini-Workshop on eXtraOrdinary Differential Equations (Working on some recent trends)

28-30 March 2018, at Inatel da Foz do Arelho

Organizers: Alessandro Margheri & Carlota Rebelo

This event gathers a small group of researchers in ODEs to discuss some recent trends.The main objective is to develop joint research projects. Students interested in the morning expository sessions are welcome.


Algebraic and Analytic Aspects of Power Series

26 - 21 January, 2018, at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, room 6.2.33.


7th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization

The 7th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at Hotel Estoril Éden,   Estoril from the 15th  to the 19th of January 2018. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students.