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Luis Vega receives the “Julio Rey Pastor” 2021 National Prize for Research in Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies at a ceremony held in Barcelona

Luis Vega González, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and coordinator of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations area and principal investigator of the Severo Ochoa accreditation of the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) received the National Research Award “Julio Rey Pastor” 2021, in a ceremony held in Barcelona yesterday, 5 May 2022, at the Auditori Fòrum CCIB.

The project “Optimisation of the aluminium smelting process through mathematical technology” will study how aluminium recycling processes can be improved

At a national level, more than 300 kT/year of secondary aluminium is recovered in order to reintroduce it into the industrial sector for its various applications. It is a booming market in a context of raw material crisis. The need to reduce the ecological footprint and reduce the consumption of raw materials is imperative at a global level and an objective of RIS3 in the Basque Country. Small margins in the optimisation of their processing translate into large energy savings and waste reduction given their large volume of work.

The project has obtained 31 million hours of calculation on the JUWELS supercomputer of the German Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

The principal investigator Margarida Moragues, Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, and a team of seven other researchers obtained the PRACE Project Access Award in its 24th call for the project High-fidelity simulations of isolated and installed jets using a high-order discontinuous Galerkin method. The 31 million hours on the JUWELS supercomputer at the German Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) will make an important contribution to achieving the scientific objectives of the group.

The meeting brought together the different ERCOM members in person and online

On 25 and 26 March, the annual ERCOM meeting took place at the Bizkaia Aretoa in Bilbao and virtually. Organised by the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM, the event brought together professionals from the different European mathematical centres that are part of ERCOM and external guests with the same interest. This annual meeting aims to carry out discussion on the situation of mathematics in Europe and seeks synergies between the member centres in order to establish common strategies.

The President of BCAM and Vice-MInister of Universities and Research of the Department of Education of the Basque Government, Adolfo Morais, together with representatives of the centre, received the Mayor of Bilbao and members of his team at Bilbao City Council

The Bilbao town hall team was able to see first-hand the excellent research work and its applications carried out at BCAM

The purpose of this visit is to promote the collaboration between Bilbao City Council and the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, already initiated in projects such as BilbaoTIK or Bilbao Zero 2 Think Thank

This collaboration has been promoted by BCAM’s Knowledge Transfer Unit (KTU), a platform that aims to put mathematics at the service of society and the environment

Luis Vega, National Research Award 2021
 

The Ministry of Science and Innovation has recognised the work of the UPV/EHU professor in the area of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies

Julio Rey Pastor National Prize in the area of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technologies has been awarded to Luis Vega González, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country and coordinator of the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations area and Principal Researcher of the Severo Ochoa accreditation of the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics – BCAM.