The group formed in Concepción has stood out in recent years as a hub for the development of the discipline.
This past Monday, a meeting was held at the Center for Research in Mathematical Engineering (CI²MA) of the University of Concepción (UdeC), between members of the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the U. of Chile, belonging to this university in Concepción, as well as the U. del Bío-Bío (UBB), and the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC).
Thus, the activity conducted by the director of the CMM, Héctor Ramírez, was attended by Alejandro Maass (UChile); Jessika Camaño and Sergio Caucao for the UCSC; David Mora, Luis Miguel Villada and Eligio Colmenares for the UBB; and for the UdeC: Manuel Solano, Gabriel Gatica, Mauricio Sepúlveda, Fernando Betancourt, Rodolfo Rodríguez and Rodolfo Araya, also director of the CI²MA.
“In this meeting, we were able to learn about the great challenges of this new basal project, particularly in terms of scientific goals, but also with an emphasis on applications, something that the members of CI²MA consider very important in our academic work,” said Dr. Araya.
Dr. Ramírez explained that “we wanted to meet with the researchers of the Numerical Analysis of PDEs line of CMM to tell them about our new governance and the commitments we have as ANID Basal Fund. Thus, we wanted to make them participants of this adventure, since the CMM has in this new stage a strong regional presence, including of course this Ñuble and Biobío hub”.
For Dr. Ramírez, the group of researchers from Concepción is “extremely powerful in research and training and that is something we want to maintain and even reinforce. We know the excellence that the CI²MA and the CMM researchers have in this line, and what we also wanted today was to invite these academics to get involved in other areas, from the dissemination of science to the participation in transfer and innovation projects, to support emerging groups, which is something they surely do, but it is not seen as a product”.
Since its foundation in 2009, the CI²MA hosts an important activity of inter-institutional collaboration of the three main universities of the current regions of Biobío and Ñuble, promoting a pole of development of Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, PDEs, recognized at international level, being most of these scientists, also researchers associated to the CMM of the U. of Chile.
“The historical relationship of CMM with CI²MA remains as strong as it has been over the years. A large part of our academic staff is involved in this basal project, so we are confident that we will continue to consolidate this special relationship,” said Araya.
Center for Mathematical Modeling
CMM is today the most active scientific research institution in mathematical modeling in Latin America. It is a center of excellence of ANID, located in the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Chile and today integrates eight other associated universities: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI), Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC), Universidad de O’Higgins (UOH), Universidad de Valparaíso (UV), Universidad del Bío-Bío (UBB) and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM). Its mission is to create mathematics to respond to problems in other sciences, industry and public policy. It seeks to develop science with the highest standards, excellence and rigor in areas such as data science, climate and biodiversity, education, resource management, mining and digital health.
By Iván Tobar, Comunicaciones CI²MA / CMM