Celebrating 24 years! We are the Center for Mathematical Modeling

Celebrating 24 years! We are the Center for Mathematical Modeling

On April 28, 2000, the President of the Republic of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, and the Director General of the CNRS of France, Catherine Bréchignac, signed the official opening.

Opening

On April 28, 2000, the President of the Republic of Chile, Ricardo Lagos Escobar; the Director General of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Catherine Bréchignac; and the Rector of the University of Chile, Luis Riveros; led the official opening ceremony of the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM), directed that year by Professor Rafael Correa.

The meeting included the signing of the Financing Fund for Research Centers in Priority Areas (FONDAP) of the National Agency for Research and Development, ANID (former CONICYT) of the Government of Chile and the affiliation of the International Research Laboratory (IRL) #2807 of the CNRS of France.

The event also included a ribbon cutting and a tour of the 6th and 7th floors of the North Building of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Universidad de Chile, where the CMM currently operates.

 

Center for Mathematical Modeling

After 24 years CMM is today the most active scientific research institution in mathematical modeling in Latin America. It is a center of excellence of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) of Chile and with current affiliation as the International Research Laboratory (IRL) #2807 of the CNRS of France.

Its mission is to create mathematics in response to problems in other sciences, industry and public policy. It seeks to develop science with the highest standards, excellence and rigor.

The CMM has 6 Fundamental Research Lines: Algorithms and Combinatorics, Mathematical Mechanics and Inverse Problems, Nonlinear Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis of PDEs, Optimization and Equilibrium, and Probabilities and Ergodic Theory; and 6 Applied Research Lines: Climate and Biodiversity, Data Science, Digital Health, Digital Mining, Mathematical Education and Resource Management.

The scientific institution manages critical infrastructure for national and international science: the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing (NLHPC), the astronomical broker ALeRCE, and the Copernicus technology platform for Latin America and the Caribbean and its repository in Chile of Earth satellite data.

It has the ANID Basal Funding source, being the Universidad de Chile its sponsoring institution and the Universidad de Concepción, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Universidad Federico Santa María, Universidad de Valparaíso, Universidad Andrés Bello, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Universidad de O’Higgins, its associated institutions.

By Alonso Farías Ponce, journalist of the Center for Mathematical Modeling.

Posted on Apr 28, 2024 in News