Around 300 young researchers in mathematics from different universities and research centres, both national and international, take part in the 4th Congress of Young Researchers of the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society that will take place from 4th to 8th September at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Universitat de València.
The congress is also framed within the events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the mathematics studies in Valencia. In this fourth edition, the congress is consolidates its position as an unmissable opportunity to promote the work conducted by the young researchers in the field of mathematics. It is also the meeting point to share the last advances in a discipline in which Spain has become a referent in the international level, where it occupies the tenth place in the worldwide scientific production.
‘Spain has reached the higher level in mathematical research and a large part of these good results is due to our young researchers, who develop an extraordinary and promising work inside and outside of our borders’, affirms the president of RSME, Francisco Marcellán.
The president of RSM reminds the need to address the funding and bureaucracy problems and the lack of stability that research suffers in Spain since all this specially affect the hiring and work conditions of young researchers. ‘Institutions, administrations and society as a whole must support them because they are the driving force of the future and the social progress’.
The congress of Valencia is organised in 12 plenary conferences given by researchers that work in national and international centres. One of them is Roger Casals, who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Last year he won the two greatest awards in the mathematics field in Spain, the Rubio de Francia and Vicent Caselles awards. There is also a wide representation of female researchers such as Ariadna Farrés, who works as a visitor researcher at the Goddard Space Flight Center of the NASA.
The situation of women in mathematical research will be the main focus of a round table of this congress in which there are also a series of parallel activities and sessions that will focus in other areas of Applied Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra, Combinatorics or dynamical systems.
The Royal Spanish Mathematical Society is a non-profit institution that has among its goals the development of mathematics in Spain, through the promotion of research, education in all levels and dissemination of mathematics in the society. Its main purposes are to disseminate the quality and progresses of mathematics, to promote its teaching and learning, to transfer its importance to society and to be a referent in everything related to mathematical sciences and technologies.