Mexican Embassy visits CMM on the eve of international seminar for COVID-19

Mexican Embassy visits CMM on the eve of international seminar for COVID-19

On May 14, both countries will present and compare their experiences in the management of the recent pandemic.

The head of Chancery of the Embassy of Mexico in Chile, Carlos Iván Mendoza, together with the person in charge of International Cooperation, Community Affairs and Mexico Schools Program, Rodrigo Álvarez Tenorio and the assistant of the area, Ana Paula Sánchez, visited the Center for Mathematical Modeling of the University of Chile in order to strengthen the strategic alliance existing between both Latin nations, mainly thanks to the Joint Collaboration Fund in force since January 26, 2006.

The authorities were received by the director of the CMM, Héctor Ramírez; the director of International Relations, Alejandro Maass and the researcher of the Digital Health line, Gloria Henríquez. “The relations with them have a space for greater growth and what we are looking for precisely with this type of meeting is for it to grow, to be more systematic and also involve other areas, such as Mexican companies, for example,” said the highest authority of the center.

Professor Ramirez explained that “we show them what we do as a center, the colorations we have had and that we have with Mexico. To see how to promote this. In particular, there was interest in telling them about the Chile-Mexico project, which is currently the most relevant and which has a seminar coming up in May. The invitation was extended, of course”.

Chile-Mexico Seminar

Within the framework of the project Mathematical modeling of epidemic processes, incorporating population structure, regional and risk groups, which is financed by the Chile-Mexico Cooperation Fund and executed by the CMM and the Institute of Mathematics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, next Tuesday, May 14, both countries will hold the seminar “Comparative experiences between Chile and Mexico in the management of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons learned and future challenges“.

“It is a research project oriented towards decision making. It is to create models for pandemic phenomena that incorporate certain behavioral conditions that historically are considered less. If one reviews the state of the art they are less present than others. So to approach this starting from the experiences of Chile and Mexico. The seminar is a starting point, where we will hear the opinions of people who actively participated in the COVID pandemic, which was the last one, evidently the most important in this type of phenomena”, explained the director of the CMM.

The head of the Foreign Ministry, Carlos Iván Mendoza, stated that “for the Embassy of Mexico one of the fundamental tasks is to link different Mexican entities with the host country, in this case Chile. We are pleased to know that there are already very strong links between the Mexican academic and scientific sector and this institution. As an embassy we are very interested in promoting it and disseminating all the important work they are doing.”

“It is the beginning of a fruitful relationship. The work they do here is very relevant and we want to join this very positive train. It is very gratifying to know that as an embassy we can contribute through this cooperation fund between Chile and Mexico, which has been in place for many years. It can be implemented for this type of incidents that affect both countries and contribute to the prevention of different problems, having an impact on our respective societies”, he added.

This meeting represented the second in a series of meetings being organized by the CMM International Relations Department “to show the potential of the center, discuss openly what we can do together and how we can promote cooperation in an open agenda”, according to the director of the area, Alejandro Maass.

Center for Mathematical Modeling

The 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, integrated by eight partner universities and located at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile. It is also the International Research Laboratory (IRL) #2807 of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

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 in areas such as data science, climate and biodiversity, education, resource management, mining and digital health.

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

Posted on May 6, 2024 in News